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Until My Soul Gets It Right (The Bibliophiles #2)

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2013 Readers’ Choice Award Nominee—BigAl’s Books & Pals

From the author of "A Whisper to a Scream (The Bibliophiles: Book One)" comes a story about growing up, making peace with your past, and finding a little love along the way.

In her first novel, Karen Wojcik Berner introduced book club members Sarah and Annie. Now, it’s time for another bibliophile to take center sta...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by Createspace
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Melissa
This review was originally posted on Melissa's Midnight Musings
on October 10 2012 There's also a guest post located on the original posting on the blog.


This book provides an in depth look at the life of Catherine Elbert, who we met only briefly in A Whisper to A Scream. I have to admit that although I was curious about her in the first book, she's not quite what I thought she would be.

Catherine grows up on a farm in the midwest with one goal in mind. Get the heck out of there. And who can blam...more
Khamneithang Vaiphei
Until My Soul Gets It Right by Karen Wojcik Berner is the second book in the Bibliophiles series which follows the lives of different characters that are part of a suburban Illinois’ book club. In this interesting and engaging story, Karen created an incredibly fascinating character who was briefly introduced in A Whisper to a Scream.

Catherine Elbert is a member of the Classics Book Club. She grows up on a farm in the Midwest in Wisconsin. Catherine’s life has been one hell of a ride as her brot...more
Al
I loved the first book of The Bibliophiles series, A Whisper to a Scream. I knew the remaining books in the series would each focus on specific members of the book club introduced in the first book, and wondered how that would work. Would the stories be chronological, happening at the same time (which seemed like it would present problems), or something else. It turned out to be something else, at least in the case of Until My Soul Gets It Right.

If you’ve read the first book, you’ll remember Cat...more
Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
Until My Soul Gets It Right is just as compelling as the first novel of the Bibliophiles series, A Whisper to a Scream! Karen Wojcik focuses on Catherine Elbert this time around and chronicles the different stages of her life before she joins the Classics Book Club, and after as well. The style of this novel was slightly different as it opened almost immediately in Catherine past. This method of telling her story worked for this character, but it gave Until My Soul Gets It Right a disjointed fee...more
Donna
This author was introduced to through a Goodreads giveaway, and I'd like to followup by reading her other books as each becomes available. Catherine grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, and like many young girls, chose to escape the family business as a way of life. She takes off for Maine on a whim and when that doesn't work out, heads across the country to San Diego. This book is ultimately about growing up, making peace with our pasts, and learning about life and love along the way. I'd definitely...more
Leah Madsen
Won this and at first wasn't sure as the character seemed hard to relate to and annoying. As the book progressed I couldn't put it down as I become so involved in her struggles. The only thing I really dislike is the introduction of the new book and characters at the end. It took too much away from the story. If I was introducing Annie and Sarah; setting up my next book I would have had Catherine there too to make the connection better. Loved the ending though!
Carrie
When I began reading this book, I totally thought it was about me! Small town midwest girl who just knew she was meant for more. Every life changing decision ends badly, sending her off on a new journey. Finally finding what she wanted, just to find out that she didn't know the whole story. Then re-finding herself when she finally faced her demons. Loved this book and would totally recommend!

***Received as a First-read***
Amy
The book Until My Soul Gets It Right was amazing! I read it entirely in one day, I just couldn't put it down! Catherine Elbert inspires you to go out and do the things you want to do. I didn't read the first story in the series The Bibliophiles but now I really want to.
I'm really glad I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads, I would most definitely recommend this book to my family and friends!
Jencey/
Thank you to WOW Women on Writing and Karen Wojcik Berner for the opportunity to share Until My Soul Gets it Right.

Until My Soul Gets It Right (The Bibliophiles: Book Two)
Have you ever yearned for life to be different? What would you do to accomplish this goal? Where would you go to ensure this goal was accomplished? What would you change? Karen Wojcik Berner answers these questions in her latest novel Until My Soul Gets It Right.

Synopsis:

Catherine has never felt at home whether it be in Wiscon...more
Nancy
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Beverly Diehl
Our heroine, Catherine Ebert, has always been "bigger" than the small Wisconsin farmtown in which she grew up - at least, in her own mind. She landed the part of "Ado Annie" in the local high school production of Oklahoma, but her straitlaced forbid her to take such an "immoral role."

She escapes to Portland, Maine, just because she saw it on TV, and later, to San Diego, but her life is based upon running from and rebelling from her parents; then upon a wealthy husband. How does Catherine sort ou...more
K.M. Galvin
Catherine is a fantastic character. She's straight forward and no nonsense. She is adventurous and willing to take chances. This book is all about her growth as a person from sheltered teen to adult. She escapes her awful family and moves to Portland, Maine on a whim. She sees a program on PBS about Portland and just jumps ship. I really loved this about her. It may not make sense to make such a huge decision based on so little, but there are times where I wish I could just pack up and go somewh...more
Harvee
Great book for a Book Club pick!
Catherine Elbert, dissatisfied with her small Wisconsin farming town, her restrictive family, and her circumscribed life there, leaves after high school for Portland, Maine, to spread her wings and find independence. Her mistakes and deceptions along the way and her attitudes make her a main character that one finds hard to like. Is this a personality, interesting though she may be, that readers will continue to frown on? Or is she heading in a direction of self-r...more
Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
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The second in the Bibliophile series, this book centers on Catherine from the book club, but the book starts way back in her childhood. The reader meets Catherine as a child and the book follows her story as she moves around trying to find her real self. Catherine had quite the negative childhood and quite the adventures as an adult; it was a ton of fun to follow her on her journey. It almost made me want to uproot and move!
Linda
I really did not like it. It seemed to be all cliches and stereotypes. I won copies and the author was so gracious and kind, I may try another of her books
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Karen Wojcik Berner writes contemporary fiction with a sprinkling of the classics. Her Bibliophiles series explores the lives of fictional American suburban book club members. The first, "A Whisper to a Scream," centers on Sarah, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie, a PR executive with fertility issues, each of whom thinks the other’s life is far superior to her own. "Until My Soul Gets It Rig...more
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