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The Saturday Evening Girls Club Audiobook

The Saturday Evening Girls Club: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

For four young immigrant women living in Boston's North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn't come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives - and hope for a better future.

Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectations of her Sicilian-born parents. Brilliant Ada secretly takes college classes despite the disapproval of her Russian Jewish father. Stunning Maria could marry anyone yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Italian Catholic mother, broken down by an alcoholic husband. And shy Thea is torn between asserting herself and embracing an antiquated Jewish tradition.

The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice. But through their unfailing bond, forged through their weekly gathering, they'll draw strength - and the courage to transform their immigrant stories into the American lives of their dreams.

©2017 Jane Healey (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Donna McGuinness 06-25-17
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    "Could NOT finish!"

    I tried I really tried listening and trying to get into "The Saturday Evening Girls Club" but it was NOT a novel from the year 1908! Okay I'm petty, but if an author is using a certain year they better do some research and this author didn't! She didn't research pay scale for a woman in 1908. She didn't research when the 1st car was invented, and last, which bothered me so much..look at this cover..the cover of the book...does it say 1908!!!

    It was good in the beginning until I also realized the POV was coming from one of the girls? There are 4 girls and 1 was the POV..this author needs to re write this again..especially when a girls is getting married and says "I heard (with tears in her voice...my words) about the marriage night...boohoo...WHERE DOES IT GO? WHERE DOES IT COME OUT?" Obviously trying to ask about sex, but it just didn't read right...

    I do not like this book, I couldn't even finish it and I hate when I can't recommend a book audible or not...not worth it.

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    Amazon Customer 09-15-17
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    "A sweet story of the early 1900's"

    A heartwarming story chronicling four young women on the verge of adulthood.
    The characters follow independent paths, but remain fast friends in the the face of adversity as each is forced to make choices for their future.
    Some of the verbage was a little modern, pulling out of the era at times, but the overall story flowed well and was believable.
    Recommended for reader's who enjoy sweet romances with distinct heroines, hero's and villains.

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    T. JoAnne So. Cal. High desert 09-09-17
    T. JoAnne So. Cal. High desert 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Be ginnings and Change"

    What a refreshing story, reminding us how young women from immagrent families had to struggle for independence against their parents' determination to hold them to traditions of the "old world", while still remaining loving daughters. The different ways the four main characters approach their own recognition of their personal strengths is a reminder to all women of current generations how fortunate we are for the groundwork they created which has led to the endless possibilities open to today's women.

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    Bette Vogel 09-06-17
    Bette Vogel 09-06-17
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    "Women rejoice"

    This story of 4 women in Boston is a delightful. Listening to it transported me and my imagination to the North End in early 1900's. Family and ideals shared among the ladies urges today's women to make choices for themselves. Enjoy.

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    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 09-05-17
    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 09-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "So so"

    The story is just a sweet little story. Nothing dramatic or bad to say about it. Narrator fantastic.

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    Jennifer 09-04-17
    Jennifer 09-04-17
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    "Sequel?"

    I enjoyed the book, characters, and historical significance. I thought it ended suddenly, unless there's a sequel! Great narrator!

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    labj 08-31-17
    labj 08-31-17
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    "The coming of age of 4 immigrant women"

    Sometimes predictable, often a little too sweet...HOWEVER, very fine attention to detail of early 1900's Boston. A positive depiction of friendships between diverse cultures. If only our current generations could honour and respect others different than themselves the same way.
    Would recommend reading and discussion of this book for young adults.

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    DebbieG 08-30-17
    DebbieG 08-30-17
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    "Great!!"

    I loved it!!!!! highly recommend!!! Hallmark should turn this story into a movie. Yes that Good!

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    "Girls club"

    Enjoyed the story, but felt there were too many unresolved issues., leaving one feeling letdown.

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    Amazon Customer 08-21-17
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    "Good book"

    I really liked this book and loved the story of the friends. but when the ending came I felt like the story ended abruptly, like it needed a little more.

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