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Fourth Sunday: The Journey of a Book Club

Fourth Sunday: The Journey of a Book Club

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by B. W. Read

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What happens when a real life book club decides to write their own novel? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read.

Fourth Sunday written by B.W. Read (aka “Because We Read”) is the tale of seven women and their journey towards friendship by way of a simple


What happens when a real life book club decides to write their own novel? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read.

Fourth Sunday written by B.W. Read (aka “Because We Read”) is the tale of seven women and their journey towards friendship by way of a simple book club. Over time, their friendship grows beyond books, as their lives, relationships, careers, and families become one. The core group of women—Gwen, Natalie, Allana, Brianna, Camille, Destiny, and Adriane—shares not only their love of books at these monthly meetings but their life experiences as well. Over two years, the women undergo a number of trials within their own lives as they confront divorce, illness, romantic highs and lows, sexual experimentation, and career challenges. Throughout the good times and bad times, their book club family provides support, encouragement, laughter, and love.

Fourth Sunday is timeless cosmopolitan literature. The novel incorporates intellect and riveting facts about medical, political and small business state of affairs while balancing playfulness and sensuality. It is funny, it is sad, it is contemporary, but most of all it is real.

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AGE: 32


Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez


FAVORITE CITY: Cape Town, South Africa



Complaining—with no suggestions for making things better



CAREER: Obstetrician/Gynecologist


Running, Tennis, Skiing, Soccer, Photography, and Reading

FAVORITE THING TO DO: Outdoor Activities

SPEND MOST TIME DOING: Living out of an overnight bag

© 2011 B.W. Read

Meet the Author

B.W. Read, i.e. “Because We Read,” is the pseudonym for the six women who formed a book group to share their love of reading, writing, conversation, and friendship: Francesca Cook, Chyla Evans, Clarita Frazier, Allita Irby, Donna Neale, and Yolanda Yates. They all live in the Washington, DC area.

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Fourth Sunday 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Ejaygirl More than 1 year ago
Fourth Sunday is the name of a book club organized by a group of women who live in the Washington D. C. metropolitan area. All are successful, professional women who embrace life and are highly accomplished. The book club serves as the connection for seven of the women who are the focus of Fourth Sunday, which is when the club meets. The meetings are held at the homes of the members with the host being responsible for providing meals and other sustenance. The conversation is lively and intimate, stemming from the book topics. The history of each of the women is chronicled, including failed romances, career challenges and personal struggles. These women strengthen their relationships as a result of the club, developing lifelong bonds that help them to support each other as they continue to face life's challenges. This is an uplifting story of women who are dealing with the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of life. As each woman's story is explored, we have the opportunity to gain insight into character and how the choices made influence the course of her life and future mindset. We also are exposed to non-stereotypical lifestyles that are refreshing and stimulating. Fourth Sunday is a must read for women who are part of an ongoing, organized group, including but not limited to a book club. This story is about the beauty and possibility of relationship. The women are interesting and their ability to set goals and continue to move forward is inspiring. You will also find yourself in at least one of the characters....I know I did.
BlakSax More than 1 year ago
For those of us who participate in book clubs and occasionally get sucked into going to a meeting or two, you will recognize the charactors immediately. The ladies in the book club already know the players. This is a great narrative on what actually goes on, except there is a twist in this Book Club's experience. Life goes on and and these kinds of things can happen in anyone's life. If you have ever wanted to be part of a group of dynamic ladies, pick up Fourth Sunday and just start reading. It will grab you and the chapters will fly by. The next time your book club meets tell them about the experience and/or compare it to your club's experience. You will love it and the ladies who are just like you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It went on and on about nothing. DO NOT waste your time or money.
ShanaP More than 1 year ago
Fourth Sunday is a novel written by book club members about book club members. The book is written in dialogue with 45 chapters alternately devoted to each of seven characters, which makes the book immensely slow and boring. The characters lack depth and the reader gets lost in unnecessary and lengthy details about clothes, houses, cars and even details about the food being served and eaten. Really? There was a part of me, and I didn't realize how dominant that part actually was, that insisted on reading Fourth Sunday to the bitter end in hopes that it would redeem itself. I was unconditionally and irrevocably wrong in that decision. Realizing that this is the club's first novel, I hesitate to give the lowest rating and a negative recommendation. However, on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being outstanding), the best I can give Fourth Sunday is 1.5. I do not recommend this novel, but do encourage the authors, B.W. Read, to keep trying. Joleen Helton Sweet Soul Sisters Book Club Reviewer
Nechelle Robinson More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.
Laurinda Hall More than 1 year ago
A nice quick summer read.
LadyPB More than 1 year ago
The authors of "Fourth Sunday" have really outdone themselves! Ladies, you have done a fantastic job! You would never know that this is the first book written by B.W. Read (and prayerfully it will not be the last)! It is an easy read with a beautiful story about the lives and strong friendship of seven women. I finished the book in two days. It would have been one, if I didn't force myself to go to sleep and if I didn't keep putting down my Nook because I didn't want it to end. I enjoyed learning about each of the characters and I was trying to choose a favorite but couldn't. I loved all of their stories. I felt like I could relate to each character in one way or the other. I recommend that you purchase this book with a box of tissues for yourself and all of your best friends!!! It is worth it! To the ladies of B.W. Read, I pray for much success on your book, that you will reach #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and that you will bless us with more books in the future!
lynnski0723 More than 1 year ago
The story itself could have made for a good novel but I didn't think it was written well. It didn't flow. Conversations felt too "scripted" rather than natural. The story would be taken over by unneeded information (i.e. - I now know everything one needs to know about perimenopause and menopause). When making a comparison, too many items were compared rather than just using a couple. Inconsistency when referencing true life (i.e. - it was OK to reference the Washington Bullets (Wizards' prior name) playing at the Verizon Center but had to change the team names when referencing the Chicago Bears and LA Raiders - why?) Those are some some of the issues I had. There also didn't seem to be anything that grabbed you to keep reading. If it hadn't been for my bookclub, I probably wouldn't have finished it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its been a long time since I came across a book I cant bring myself to finish. WISH there was a refund policy for books.
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Debo1120 More than 1 year ago
What a refreshing tale of friends who come together for a mutual purpose -- literature, friendship and fun. I totally enjoyed the book. Although there was one character that did not engage me, I enjoyed the 6 others. Great read and nice to discuss at a book club. We did and we enjoyed a few of the authors as our guests. Kudos for living your dream of writing a book!
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
"Fourth Sunday" is a novel about seven professional women who form a book club. Out of the formation of the book club, the women build solid friendships and they share their life experiences with one another. No subject is off-limits for the book club members to discuss and to share their opinions on such as their careers, relationships, and simply everyday life. "Fourth Sunday" was quite refreshing to read since it focuses on the lives of professional, African-American women. The authors did a wonderful job of incorporating current events, political affairs, and medical jargon into the book's pages. My only drawback was the `One Year Later' chapter. It seemed like a rushed ending after a very detailed book. Otherwise, this was a solid book and a quick read as it was completed in one day. Reviewed by: Tiffany 3.5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book "Fourth Sunday" - The Journey of a Book Club. It was identifiable. What a wonderful story about friendship, which is rare these days!
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Koret Watts More than 1 year ago
First I applaud the women for collectively writing a novel, especially as first time authors, but if you want an honest opinion, reading this was painful. Absolutely NO PLOT!! The stories were far fetched to say the least and very predictable. The characters were annoying. I probably would of purchased this just by reading the summary- it was a clever premise. I only finished it because it was our book selection of the month.
margaret gillette More than 1 year ago
This book was so drawn out and boring. Nothing but a bunch of angry women who have issues with men. What was the point? The best thing about this book was that it finally ended.Q
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Karen Voss More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money!!!!! This book was written by amateurs. The authors should stay with their previous professions. I can't imaagine this being a book discussed in my book club! Very boring and not interesting.