The Saturday Evening Girls Club

The Saturday Evening Girls Club Review

For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future.

Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectations of her Sicilian-born parents. Brilliant Ada secretly takes college classes despite the disapproval of her Russian Jewish father. Stunning Maria could marry anyone yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Italian Catholic mother, broken down by an alcoholic husband. And shy Thea is torn between asserting herself and embracing an antiquated Jewish tradition.

The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice. But through their unfailing bond, forged through their weekly gathering, they’ll draw strength—and the courage to transform their immigrant stories into the American lives of their dreams.

Title:The Saturday Evening Girls Club
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Cindy Roesel

    Four women forged a friendship that changed their lives one week at a time.****Let me start by writing while reading THE SATURDAY EVENING GIRLS CLUB, I kept hearing in my head, "nevertheless, she pers...

  • Amy

    Oh this was the ultimate book of friendship! Set in 1908 in Boston, just over the course of a few months of that year, it traces the changing life course and deep bonds of four young women. Caprice, A...

  • DeAnn

    This was a quick, easy, light-hearted read, perfect for my December book club meeting. I enjoyed that it was set in Boston, 1908. Interesting to read at the end that there are several other real "Even...

  • Linda Zagon

    I would like to thank NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing, and Jane Healey for an ARC of "The Saturday Evening Girls Club" by Jane Healey for my honest review. The genres of this book are General Fiction...

  • Gem

    I didn't expect that this book would be the object of my love for the few days that I've read it. I loved Thea, Maria, Ada and especially Caprice! They are what we would call today as #squadgoals. :P ...

  • Piper Huguley

    There's going to be a sequel right? A great story of warmth, love, and friendship. I need to make sure Maria and Ada are OK. Sequel please! ...

  • Patricia Sands

    Caprice, Maria, Ada, and Thea share a wonderful friendship as they grow up in the Jewish and Italian immigrant neighborhoods of north Boston. The setting is the turn of the 20th century when life is g...

  • Barbara

    The setting is Boston at the turn of the 20th century. Some historical figures are central to the story- wealthy women who had projects to support immigrant young women.The main character Caprice is f...

  • Linda Lpp

    Well am going to see if I can get past all the first person frequent use of "I". Wish me luck Penni 🙄Finished! Quite enjoyed the experiences of these first generation young immigrant women set in t...

  • Shari

    I loved this book from start to finish. Set in the 1900s, the 4 girls connect through the Saturday Evening Girls Club regardless of their nationalities and traditional expectations that are placed on ...