The Silver Petticoat Book Club: Official Page

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WELCOME TO THE SILVER PETTICOAT BOOK CLUB

Every season (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer), Amber and Autumn – twin sisters behind The Silver Petticoat Review and The Silver Petticoat Book Club – select six book recommendations. A book club focused on choosing books with love stories (it does not need to be a romance) or books with Romanticism.

Think sweet, smart, imaginative, or Austenesque in style. From classics to debut authors, bestsellers, personal nostalgic favorites, and more.

Amber and Autumn have made it their mission to select books that inspire or excite them – books that ignite a love of reading, whether it’s a fun, sensationalist read or a literary novel that explores themes of humanity.

All selected book club books range between one and three out of five on the steaminess scale and do not have tons of gore, profanity, or explicit content. Some novels may include a little bit of graphic text, profanity, or violence; however, it will not be throughout the book, and Amber and Autumn will give a content warning.

ROMANCE STEAM LEVELS

(Amber and Autumn include these ratings even if a book is not technically categorized as a “romance.”)

While there are numerous romance ratings based on steam level, for the book club’s purposes, one is the equivalent of a G movie like Hallmark. A two is a book on the PG/mild PG-13 level, which might include more kissing or fade-to-black moments with implied sensuality.

Three might include a bedroom scene or even up to a small handful, but they are more emotional, less graphically depicted, and not the book’s focus. A four can be very explicit but still have a story beyond the bedroom scenes (think Outlander), while five heads into the erotica category.

Again, the book club only covers books from one to three (out of five) on the steaminess scale for this book club. The amount of profanity and violence in a novel are also considered and rated similarly.

ONLINE BOOK CLUB DISCUSSIONS

The discussion is simple. About every two weeks (starting after the season’s new announcement), Amber and Autumn will ask members on Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram about one of the books. They’ll ask members if they’ve read the book and what they thought. You can join in at any time to share your thoughts.

You can also follow the hashtag: #TheSilverPetticoatBookClub. Also, please use the hashtag to show how you’re participating. And remember to invite your friends to join.

Join the private Silver Petticoat Book Club Facebook Group if you want extra fun.

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THE SILVER PETTICOAT BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WINTER 2023

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The re-launch of The Silver Petticoat Book Club is here – a book club focused on books with love stories or Romanticism.

Read our complete announcement: The Silver Petticoat Book Club Winter 2023 Announcement: Six Entertaining Books to Read


CURRENT READS: WINTER 2023


THE SILVER PETTICOAT BOOK SHOP

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To make it easier to buy from the selection of Silver Petticoat Book Club picks (while also supporting local bookstores), you can check out Amber and Autumn’s new bookshop on bookshop.org with a list of all the book club selections – plus some fun extras!

Check it out.


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