ROW Book Club


Most of you probably do not know that I worked for the Cumberland County Public Library system prior to becoming a stay-at-home oilfield wife. One thing I miss about working at the library is finding a good book and being able to discuss it with my fellow book-loving co-workers. So, I thought we should start our own book club!

On the first day of every month, we will announce that month’s pick along with its description and a link to the book in our Amazon store. You will then have the chance to read the book before our end of the month discussion in the book club group here on the ROW website.

Don’t worry Ladies; I have no intentions of picking extremely deep, intellectual, thousand page books. For those of you trying to save money, remember to check your local library before buying the book.

With that said, here is the info for the April book:

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen description: “In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world—no matter how out of place they feel.

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes—which is a good thing, because Julia can’t seem to stop baking them. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also in the hope of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Flour, eggs, milk, and sugar . . . Baking is the only language the proud but vulnerable Julia has to communicate what is truly in her heart. But is it enough to call back to her those she’s hurt in the past?

Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.”

I have to admit that I’ve read this book before but, I just love it and hope you will, too. Don’t forget to check back at the end of the month for our discussion!

Happy reading, y’all!

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About Jaimie

Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 4 and Justin, 1. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter or on her blog, Education of an Oilfield Wife!


  1. Well since I’m a Library Director in a small rural town of Coleman Texas I love this ideal. Can’t wait to start the book, sounds a good one.

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