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Book chat: 'The Hopefuls' by Jennifer Close

Beth can’t say she entered into her marriage with Matt ignorant of his political aspirations. But when her husband relocates them to Washington, D.C., as part of his work for President Obama, the tedious, seedy and, yes, often dull side of politics takes over her day-to-day life. 449 more words


The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

“If a televised hug could affect an election, weren’t we all just really screwed?”

A gorgeous cover and a wonderful read. The Hopefuls is told from the perspective of Beth Kelly who moves to Washington, DC with her husband where he accepted a job with President Obama’s Inauguration Committee. 201 more words


The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close; 2016

The Hopefuls is Jennifer Close’s most recent novel, published this past July. It is essentially a novel about Washington DC – its people, its complicated roads, its politics, its snobby Maryland suburbs. 556 more words


"The Hopefuls" by Jennifer Close

I was super excited to read The Hopefuls because it’s all about life in Washington, D.C. I live about 70 miles northwest of D.C., or “over the mountain,” as us Shenandoah Valley folks call it, so I was looking forward to reading something about a city with which I’m somewhat familiar. 550 more words

Book Reviews

Girls in White Dresses: Jennifer Close

Rating:  1/2

I have to say, this book just wasn’t for me. I’ve seen Girls in White Dresses on so many lists describing books you should read in your twenties, books that have awesome female friendships, and other “books-to-read” lists. 496 more words

Book Review: The Hopefuls

Want a timely and fun summer read? Look no further, The Hopefuls is for you! I really enjoyed this dip into the political world with some great relatable characters. 255 more words

Meg Says Read This: The Hopefuls

A few weeks ago it felt like the beautiful cover of The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close was popping up all over social media. Then it appeared on the New Releases page of my public library’s website. 566 more words

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