[PDF / Epub] ☃ The Blue Bottle Club By Penelope J. Stokes – Dolove.info
I absolutely loved this book I can t stop thinking about the characters and feel like I know them personally This is a very thought provoking story with a powerful message I have already recommended this book and will again. This was a wonderful story and a very enjoyable book to read Took me back to my childhood when we all put our wishes in a bottle I wish I could see what I wrote way back then. Four Friends Gathered In A Cold, Dusty Attic On Christmas Day To Make A Solemn Pact Our Dreams For The Future, They Whispered, Placing Tiny Pieces Of Paper Into A Shimmering Blue BottleBut That Event Happened In , And It Is Decades Later When Local News Reporter Brenna Delaney Stumbles Upon That Bottle And Into The Most Meaningful Story Of Her CareerLife Has Taken Those Four Girls Dreams Of Love, Fame, And Faith On A Path Fraught With Seduction, Betrayal, And Loss Little Has Turned Out As Expected And Yet Every Choice, Every Tear Has Led Each Of Them To A Special PlaceBrenna S Search Will Uncover The Secrets Of That Blue Bottle Club And Her Own Life Will Never Be The Same A Beautiful Novel About Friendship And The Power Of Faith To Renew Our Dreams Angela Hunt, Author Of Magdalene I Hated this book The author was very preachy and contributed blamed related any character action to God I don t appreciate that much theology I also didn t like the simplicity of the story She talked about the women s dreams over and over like a broken record It was too contrived and not very thought provoking as though a child wrote it, not an adult woman I noticed the author also has written a book very similarly about three women putting their wishes into a wishing well same songsecond verse The author also really offended me as a Minnesotan by her referring to Minnesota as one step removed from the frozen pit of hell in Dante s inferno and named her characters in Minnesota Sven, etc I ve lived here my entire life never met a Sven Obviously she is uneducated and has never been to Minnesota How typical If you are wondering how I came upon this great piece of literature It was a book club selection from my book club. 4 teenagers in the 30 s put their dreams for the future in a blue bottle and hide it in the rafters of one of the girl s houses Sixty five years later it is discovered and a reporter searches out the 4 women to see if they achieved their dreams Good book for thinking about life. I really liked this book It is the story of 4 girls, best friends, who on Christmas Day in 1929 meet in an attic and share their dreams for life They put these dreams on paper into a blue bottle and hide the bottle in the rafters of the attic 65 years later, Brenden,a local reporter, is given the bottle when the old house is being demolished She is intrigued by the notes and decides to track down the 4 women and see where their lives have led them It is fascinating the see how their stories unfold, none of them turning out quite how they wanted to expected, of course, but they have each found strength in adversity and joy in their lives as they have found God in their own ways Brenden s life is changed through the experience as she looks for her own faith I love this story of these wonderfully strong women who are so different but so similar in their outlook on life and their relationships with God It is an uplifting, encouraging book that is fun to read and just makes you feel good. Excellent Read Loved it from start to finish. This is a great book, I started reading it on Sunday and I read over half of it in one sitting I can t wait to go home and finish it tonight This lovely book appears to be about the 4 dreams of 4 teenage girls In reality it is about faith and how life transforms our dreams over time into something that is different but can also be so much better if we are open to it. Do our childhood dreams always come true That is what Brenna is challenged to discover when a blue bottle is discovered in the attic of a soon to be demolished home Brenna, a reporter, is at a crossroad in her own life and is drawn to find the 4 women whose notes are in the bottle When 4 friends place their slips of paper defining their dreams for the future in a blue bottle Christmas Day 1929 they are full of hope and expectations Soon to follow is the stock market crash, and their worlds are forever changed in the events that follow Letitia dreamed of marriage, wealth and social standing In the wake of her father s suicide, she and her mother loss everything Letitia s engagement ends, and she ultimately ends up a spinster school teacher Adora dreams of the spotlights of Hollywood When discovered by a wealthy hollywood producer, she believes her dreams are soon to be realized When she unexpectantly becomes pregnant, all is lost In reaching out to her family, she finds that her father, a Presbyterian minister, has declared her dead and performed her funeral service She is lead to a loving Christian woman who runs a diner, and comes to know true love and grace Eleanor wishes to devote her life to social work, denoucing her Mother s life of status When her mother sinks into a deep depression after losing everything to the stock market crash, Ellie is left to care for her When Letitia invites her to begin attending their small community church after the passing of Ellie s mother, she is befriended by Catherine, a woman of great philanthropic backround She offers to buy the large home that Ellie shared with her mother to expand her care of the elderly, and Ellie finds love and an ability to serve Mary Love wishes to paint and find solace in living alone after being raised in a family of 11 children When unable to afford to attend art school, she commits to becoming a nun, and finds herself in a convent in Minnesota In painting she is able to express her love of God, and display his presence in those she loves While the women may not have completely realized their childhood dreams, they all found strength and possibilties when commited to their faith Not only do the women reunite, Brenna also is able to begin her realization of her dreams.