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      July Supporter Giveaway   07/01/2019

      It's Christmas in July! The winner of the July Supporter giveaway will receive this beautiful Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as well as a special Charles Dickens tea by  theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   I've been keeping this book a secret for so long (I couldn't wait until Christmas!) It's actually from a really lovely independent bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the town of books. I'm so glad I finally get to show you! The picture doesn't even do it justice. A nice feature that you can't see in this image - the page edges are gold and (an extra surprise for the winner) the back is just as beautiful as the front! We also now have twice as much tea as previous giveaways!  (Thank you Literary Tea Company!)   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month. If you want to enter this giveaway but you aren't a supporter, you can join in here https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   Good luck  
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I recently read this novel I found on Amazon by first time author Robert Taylor and was extremely impressed with both the gripping plot and how well it was written.   It is about a grief stricken ex-Army Colonel who lost his young son on a plane destroyed by a terrorist bomb 4-years earlier.   His anguish and frustration with his government's failure to pursue the responsible terrorists cost him his marriage and ended his military career.   A parallel storyline involves a weak US President whose poor decision had allowed the terrorists to remain free and now finds himself under criticism by his own Vice President who is preparing to run against him in the next election.  The two storylines merge and an exciting hunt begins to find the terrorist group taking you on a fast paced roller coaster ride.  Without revealing too much more of the story and two rather surprising outcomes at the end of the novel, I'd just say this book is definitely worth reading if you enjoy well written action thrillers.   It is detailed and realistic.  The author either did a great deal of research or had a great deal of personal experience in intelligence and military matters.

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No, but next time I will not go overboard on information, per your guidelines,  "it's helpful if you can provide more information, as well as your own thoughts or review," and just say I enjoyed the book and leave it at that.

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It's nothing to do with the amount of information - in our experience, when a new member's first and only post is to tell us about a great book they just happen to have found, it's usually promotional. Especially when it's a recently published book from an independent publisher. 

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I understand then.  Not a problem. I suppose as a new member I fit that profile .   I just love good books and to read what others review.   And occasionally comment on what I read.

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