Book Review: The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift. Brief synopsis:  Boston, early 1...

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift.

Brief synopsis: Boston, early 1900s. Four young immigrant women join together each Saturday night to catch up and together plan for their futures. Each of the four women try their best to adjust to what it means to be an American woman in the 20th century and figure out how to live their best lives with their best friends by their sides.

If I'm being totally honest, this book - The Saturday Evening Girls Club - did absolutely nothing for me. It was a nice, gentle historical fiction novel with the slightest bit of girl power, but overall the story line fell pretty flat. While there was a teeny bit of drama, the novel was mostly anti-climatic. Honestly, I never would have picked this novel up if it wasn't for the way it was received.

Though it was gifted to me for my birthday last year, I just now got around to reading it, because I'm telling you, this isn't my preferred genre.

Anyways, I received the book as a gift from one of my best friends in the form of a Once Upon a Book Club box, which is really a neat concept. Though I read the book a year too late, if I'd read it when I received it, I could have participated in an online book club along with others who received the box. What's even cooler, is every once in a while, the book would have a note to open a certain gift that was included in the box and labeled with the corresponding page number. Each gift specifically related to something within the story. It was a super interesting concept and I was very much into this idea - though I would have loved this even more if it was a mystery novel (which it looks like they may have this month).

So while the book club box is a really awesome concept, I overall didn't enjoy the novel - but I did get through the book fairly quick because I wanted to open up all the gifts.

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