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What happens when a real life book club decides to write their own novel about a book club? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read.

FOURTH SUNDAY written by B.W. Read (aka Because We Read) is the tale of seven women and their journey towards friendship by way of a simple book club. Over time, their friendship grows beyond books, as their lives, relationships, careers, and families become one. The core group of women - ”Gwen, Natalie, Allana, Brianna, Camille, Destiny, and Adriane”shares not only their love of books at these monthly meetings but their life experiences as well. Over two years, the women undergo a number of trials within their own lives as they confront divorce, illness, romantic highs and lows, sexual experimentation, and career challenges. Throughout the good times and bad times, their book club family provides support, encouragement, laughter, and love.


Meet the ladies:

Gwen: the catalyst for the book club; an obstetrician/gynecologist, sports enthusiast who learns the hard way that finding and keeping love isn't easy.

Natalie: workaholic Senate health committee chief of staff who must reexamine her career and life choices when confronted with a racial incident involving her boss.

Adriane: vivacious, twenty-something, climbing the corporate ladder while happily married and expecting her first child. 

Brianna: jilted at the altar, she moves to Washington, D.C. and gets exposed to experimentation she didn't expect.

Camille: beautiful, twice divorced mother of two, who shed her glamorous life in L.A. for Washington, D.C. and struggles to balance her job in banking, her children, and a new love.  

Allana: a forty-something newlywed in her second marriage. After being single and independent for ten years, her marriage is strained by forces of nature beyond her control.

Destiny: a woman who has it all; a beautiful home, a career that earns her a six-digit income, a budding business venture in furniture design and a haunting past.


Written by six women of a real-life book club who no longer wanted to read about characters they could not identify with, FOURTH SUNDAY is the answer for the everyday woman. FOURTH SUNDAY is timeless cosmopolitan literature. The novel incorporates intellect and riveting facts about medical, political and small business state of affairs while balancing playfulness and sensuality. It is funny, it is sad, it is contemporary, but most of all it is real.

Fourth Sunday - The Journey of a Book Club