July 21, 2022

The Blackout Book Club Coming Soon

Amy Lynn Green

"Coming in November 2022, Bethany House Publishers releases Amy Lynn Green's new book The Blackout Book Club."

Amy Lynn Green loves books, history, and library cards and has all her life. She worked in publishing for six years before writing her first historical fiction novel. Amy is the author of Things We Didn't Say and The Lines Between Us. She is a Christian/Historical Fiction writer.

Her first novel is based on the WWII home front of Minnesota, the state where she lives, works, and survives long winters. She has taught classes on marketing at writer’s conferences and regularly encourages established and aspiring authors in their publication journeys. In her novels (and her daily life), she loves exploring the intersection of faith and fiction and searches for answers to present-day questions by looking to the past.

J'nell Ciesielski, bestselling author of The Socialite said, "Green weaves together the struggle of war, the resilience of the home front, and the love that can bind a community together in her latest novel."

For your enjoyment the description of her new book reads:

In 1942, an impulsive promise to her brother before he goes off to the European Front puts Avis Montgomery in the unlikely position of head librarian in small-town Maine. Though she has never been much of a reader, when wartime needs threaten to close the library, she invents a book club to keep its doors open.

The women she convinces to attend the first meeting couldn't be more different--a wealthy spinster determined to aid the war effort, an exhausted mother looking for a fresh start, and a determined young war worker.

At first, the struggles of the home front are all the club members have in common, but over time, the books they choose become more than an escape from the hardships of life and the fear of the U-boat battles that rage just past their shores.

 As the women face personal challenges and band together in the face of danger, they find they have more in common than they think. But when their growing friendships are tested by secrets of the past and present, they must decide whether depending on each other is worth the cost.

Amy Lynn Green. Truly a book you will want to read.

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