By Amy Hill Hearth
It is 1962 when the Hart family moves from the East Coast to Florida. Jackie decides that being a mother and housewife isn’t quite enough. She starts a book club, and also a radio show.
In a time of segregation and a changing world, “Miss Dreamsville” as she calls her radio persona is accepted with a mix of caution and interest. When she begins to accept a variety of people into her book club, there is surprise and shock! Among the members are a woman who served jail time for killing her husband, a black woman, a man who sexuality is questionable, and a young divorcee.
The group comes together, learning about themselves and each other. In doing so, the town comes together learning some things about people and life. The book is heartwarming fun, both sweet and spicy.