The Blue Bottle Club
In 1929, 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 blue bottle.
But the girls' dreams of love, fame, and success take a twisted path of difficulty caused by seduction, betrayal, and loss--and nothing turns out as expected.
Years later, local news report...more
That said, there are a lot of grammatical errors in the book. Not just a few here or there, but a LOT. Missing punctuation and typos are very distracting to me when I'm reading, but I enjoyed the story so much that once I was into it, I happened to notice those issues less often - not that they were occurring any less often, they just didn't distract me as much from the story....more
The characters in...more
I kept reading to find out just why the reporter found so much fulfillment from tracking these stories -- why was this such a mission? I wasn't quite...more
I suppose it must be reiterated, to those who are wary of this, that there is a LOT of emphasis on God and religion in this novel. Howe...more
"Our dreams for the future," they whispered, placing tiny pieces of paper into a shimmering blue bottle.
But that event happened in 1929, and it is decades later when local news reporter Brenna Delaney stumbles upon that bottle . . . and into the most meaningful story of her career.
Life has taken those four girls' dreams of love, fame, and faith on a path fraught with seduction, betrayal, and loss. Little has turn...more
Sweet story about four teenage friends who jot down their dreams and place them inside a blue bottle. The bottle was hidden in the rafters of one of the girls' homes. When the home is demolished 65 years later, the bottle is located and put into the hands of a local TV reporter, who is intrigued with the potential story. She spends the next several months locating and contacting all four women to find out if they were able to achieve their teenage goals. Through this...more
I've read other books by Stokes and have enjoyed them as well. I stumbled on the fact tha...more
In 1929 right before the crash of the stock market, four friends meet in the attic of one of their homes & write their dreams on a piece of paper & seal them in a blue bottle, then hide it in the rafters. Then the market crashes, life changes amd the blue bottle is forgotten.
Fast forward 65 years and the house is now being demolished. A worker finds the blue bottle, gives it...more
The basic story is good but I found it to be cheesy and repetitive with choppy transitions to the girls' spiritual reflections. I enjoyed reading about the lives of the four friends and what happened to their "dreams". I skimmed through a lot of the reporter's thoughts and angst.
I liked the way the autho...more
Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable read, and the following piece of advice from one character to another is worth considering, whether you are a religious...more
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