Sunday, November 9, 2014


File Size: 961 KB
Page Count: 152
Copyright: November 18, 2014
Publisher: The Story Plant
Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Five college friends, three men and two women, have been getting together every Thursday night to share humble meals and an abundance of laughter. But when tragedy takes one of them, leaving the others to question the fairness of life, the Thursday Night Club decides to embark on a contest in the memory of the generous spirit of their fallen brother. The objective of the contest is simple: whoever performs the kindest deed by Christmas night wins the pot – four quarters. And there are only two conditions: the benevolent deed must be anonymous, and it cannot cost a single penny to pull off.

As the four friends undertake the contest, the healing begins and they become inspired beyond their expectations. There might be a winner in this competition, but it is very clear there will be no losers.

A story of Christmas spirit that will strike a chord in your heart any time of year, The Thursday Night Club will make you look at the holiday season in new ways.

Mandy's Review:

First of all, I love this cover. It makes me happy just looking at it and it automatically puts me in a festive mood. Okay, so I'm a sucker for snowy days/nights, but I do find it beautiful.

As you can tell by the page count, this is more of a novella. Just a quick little story about five friends to get your inner do-gooder up and running. I wanted to forewarn you of how quick it is because, as it is with all novellas, you get a sense of the characters and who they are but you don't get to know them well enough to call them friends. They're more like acquaintances you meet for the first time. You know just enough about them to want to see them again.

My only criticism would be about Kevin's girlfriend. I understand she was put into the story to help open Kevin's eyes about the type of girls he goes for, but I think she was a bit unnecessary to the plot. If she was removed completely, the nuances of the story would remain exactly the same.

Overall, The Thursday Night Club really will fill you with the Christmas spirit and have you pondering what you can do to help your fellow man. I would recommend it to those who enjoy this time of year.

*An ecopy of the novella was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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