Ruby starts a romance novel book group to pressure Tulsa into continuing to read romance novels. Ruby also works to interest Tulsa in dating a wealthy businessman who comes to float the river…and keeps coming back. All of the women in the group soon find the books throwing their lives into upheaval. Those romances—actual novels by well-known authors—ultimately change each of their lives in surprising ways. Reading the Sweet Oak is not a romance novel, but an ode to the powers of love, friendship, and books to transform us.
“A charming new voice in women’s fiction, Stites writes from the heart about friendship, love and what it means to find where you belong.”
—Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and Hold Me
“Reading the Sweet Oak will find its way to your heart by way of your funny bone.”
—Elizabeth Rosner, award-winning novelist and bestselling author of Electric City, Blue Nude, and The Speed of Light