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Introducing the Chatelaine Book Club!

I’m thrilled to announce that The Virgin Cure has been chosen as the first pick in Chatelaine Magazine’s inaugural book club!

The editors at Chatelaine have regularly shared their favourite books with readers in the past, and their online books discussion forum has been a fabulous part of their web site for years, so it’s truly exciting to see them bring these elements together to establish an official book club (in true Chatelaine style, of course.)

To have my novel be their November pick is quite an honour. The November issue of Chatelaine is making it’s way to mailboxes, newsstands and stores as I type…it’s the one with a smiling Kate Middleton (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) on the cover. Which, I have to say, is kind of a thrill for me as well, since I clearly remember waking up bleary-eyed, four days after my thirteenth birthday to watch Charles and Diana get married. And, yes, I freely admit, I set my iPhone alarm to ring bells in the wee  hours of the morning so I could see Prince William and Kate do the same.

pgs. 165 and 166 of the November 2011 Chatelaine Magazine

I absolutely love that Chatelaine books editor, Laurie Grassi begins her description of The Virgin Cure with:

“Think female Oliver Twist.”

The article itself is a great jumping off point for readers – summing up the plot and suggesting talking points for book club members without giving anything away. (Thanks Laurie!)

During the next month, I’ll be sending missives from the road, tweeting up a storm, and posting on the Chatelaine Book Club Blog. The editors at Chatelaine will be posting as well and I’ll even pop in to answer their questions and dish about my book tour. I hope you’ll consider reading along and joining in the conversation. (There may even be a giveaway or two, so stay tuned!)


Websites mentioned in this post:

Chatelaine Books Forum

Chatelaine Book Club Blog





  1. Laurie Grassi

    Dear Ami,

    So happy to have such an amazing novel as The Virgin Cure as our first Chatelaine Book Club pick. Welcome along on the ride — it’s going to be fun!

    🙂 Laurie

  2. Cat

    Congratulations Ami! Can’t wait to get my own copy of your new novel. Your writing inspires me.

    love and light

  3. Cathy

    Congratulations Ami, I will be reading your book on Tuesday. Can hardly wait to get my hands on it. I think it will be fun to follow along with Chatelaine.

  4. Holly

    Congratulations Ami, I am so excited for you and this new journey you are about to travel on. I can’t wait to read your new master piece. I am sure it will keep me glued to the pages.

  5. Kirsten

    Hi Ami.

    I am currently in the middle of reading The Birth House and can not put it down. I love it. I can not wait to read The Virgin Cure and have it on my list as my next book.

    Congratulations on your book being the first pick. As a native Nova Scotian I am glad and excited to see your book there!

    Kirsten 🙂

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