The Bibliophiles: Contemporary Fiction with a Sprinkling of the Classics
2015 Chicago Writers' Association Book of the Year Honorable Mention
2015 Big Al's Books & Pals Readers' Choice Award Nominee
"What a pleasure to read such a life-affirming novel. A Groovy Kind of Love is the perfect summer read."
— Windy City Reviews (read the full review here)
"A Groovy Kind of Love was JUST what I needed…hippies, unrequited love, crazy/high families, mysterious exes from the past, foreign travel, tragedy. Really, what more could a reader ask for? This book is The Odd Couple meets Beauty and the Beast with a touch of Nicholas Sparks tragedy thrown in for good measure."
— The Republican Herald book blog
"...well written, funny, a bit of romance and a perfect read. Five stars!"
— Juniper Grove
"...you realize this is about true love. Not teen love. Not young love or puppy love. But love that is in your soul. So few books bring me to tears because of how true and honest the experience and emotions are portrayed....A must read. And I don’t say it often, but a re-read."
— Clutter Your Kindle
"OMG...This whole series was great, but this book...just wow. The back story, the drama, all the little twists and turns! It was a slow read for me, but so worth it. I'm so tired...I read the second half of book one, book two, and book three all in a few days. The last 24 hours, I caught a couple hours of sleep here and a power nap there cuz I wanted to finish book three in time but I didn't want to skip book two, lol. So worth the lack of sleep though, these books are so good! Go buy them now, the bibliophiles are great characters and you will fall in love with them, just as I have. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster though. I laughed, I cried, I about threw my Kindle at one point. Just a really awesome read!"
— You Had Me at Free Book Blog
Uptight British lit lover meets a free spirit at a book club, and his world is turned upside down!
After placating to his father’s demands that he play Little League baseball and major in computer programming in college rather than his beloved English literature, Thaddeus assumed that several years into his career, he would finally get some peace and quiet.
Then he met Spring Pearson, the younger, free-spirited daughter of Hippie parents, at a book club meeting. Instantly smitten, Thaddeus finally worked up the courage to ask Spring out. But will an old college pinkie-swear promise Spring made fifteen years ago get in the way of this bibliophilic romance?
A Groovy Kind of Love is the third and final installment of Karen Wojcik Berner’s Bibliophiles series. Written as stand-alone novels, each book focuses on one or two members of a fictional suburban classics book club, revealing their personal stories while the group explores tales spun by the masters.
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