Escapism Book Club with Author Sarah Echavarre Smith
Join us for a Zoom meeting with Author Sarah Echavarre Smith
Join APL to celebrate the lighter side of literature.
Take an escape with a romance and get to know Sarah Echavarre Smith, author of "The Boy with the Bookstore", who will join us for a Zoom discussion of her book.
Max Boyson looks good...from a distance. But up close and personal, the tattooed hottie Joelle Prima has been crushing on for the past year and half has turned into the prime example of why you shouldn't judge a book by his delectable cover. When she first learned about the massive renovation to the building they share, Joelle imagined that temporarily combining her Filipino bakery with Max's neighboring bookstore would be the perfect opening chapter to their happily ever after. In her fantasies, they fed each other bibingka and pandesal while discussing Jane Austen and cooing over her pet hamster, Pumpkin. The reality, however...is quite different. Her gallant prince turns out to be a stubborn toad who snaps at her in front of customers, dries his wet clothes in her oven, and helps himself to the yummy pastries in her display case without asking. But beneath Max's grumpy glares, Joelle senses a rising heat-and a softening heart. And when they discover the real reason for the renovation, they'll have to put both their business senses and their feelings for each other to the test
Registration required. New members are always welcome. You don't have to read the book to join, but it is encouraged.
Instructions to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants.
For more information, call 703-228-6545.
We are reading:
- Dec. 14: "A Season of Love" by Helena Greer
- Jan. 11: "The Boy with the Bookstore" by Sarah Echavarre Smith
- Feb. 8: "The Boyfriend Project" by Farrah Rochon
- Mar. 8: "So We Meet Again" by Suzanne Park
- Apr. 12: "The Decoy Girlfriend" by Lillie Vale
- May 10: "Neon Gods" by Katee Robert
- Jun. 14: "Chef's Kiss" by TJ Alexander