Plano Reads: Join Second Tuesday Book Club on January 9 for ‘Verity’ as we begin our new reading year
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Plano Reads: Join Second Tuesday Book Club on January 9 for ‘Verity’ as we begin our new reading year

From exceptionally popular writer Colleen Hoover comes Verity, a riveting psychological and romantic thriller about a young woman whose life becomes dangerously linked to the unraveling marriage of her employers.

We will meet in person from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, in the program room at Schimelpfenig Library, for our first meeting of 2024. Please email Alice McGoldrick at or call Schimelpfenig Library at 972-769-4200, if you have questions or comments. See you in January!

Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, hoping to find enough material to get started.

What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. How will Lowen reconcile what she is learning with her growing attachment to Jeremy, Verity’s husband?

A very intense and shocking novel of romantic suspense that is impossible to put down once it’s begun!

Writing about the Colleen Hoover phenomenon in the New York Times this summer, Pamela Paul asks, “What is it about Hoover’s stories — which dwell largely in romance, but also include a thriller and a ghost story — that women are drawn to?”

Her reply: “Colleen Hoover paints on an intimate canvas. … The reader can’t help feeling that the heroine/Hoover is speaking to me/for me/like me. Her stories aren’t about attaining worldly power on a grand scale, but about finding power within. Through her characters’ personal growth and interpersonal relationships, Hoover offers readers an emotional road map to recovery from all kinds of hardships. It’s a very different kind of achievement from most popular fiction.”

Colleen Hoover is currently one of the bestselling authors in the United States, and has sold millions of books nationwide. Since 2012, when she self-published Slammed, she has written 24 romantic thrillers aimed at new adult and younger adult readers, and has won two Goodreads Choice awards for best romance. Her fans, called her CoHort, made her a BookTok sensation, and are still active there. Today her novels can be found on her own “Colleen Hoover table” at most bookstores.

Ms. Hoover was named by Time magazine one of the 100 most influential people of 2023. A former social worker, and a self-described introvert, she lives near Sulfur Springs, Texas with her husband and sons. Her website is at this link.

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