Popular Christian novelist Penelope J. Stokes creates stories that stir her readers' hearts and fill them with hope for the future. In The Blue Bottle Club, she weaves together a modern reporter's quest for fulfillment with the dreams and destinies of four young women of long ago. Refusing to let the grim realities of the 1929 depression get them down, four teenage girls meet in a dusty attic on Christmas Day. They write their plans for the future on slips of paper, then hide them in a cobalt blue bottle. Sixty-five years later, television news reporter Brendan Delaney discovers the forgotten bottle. As she traces the whereabouts of the now elderly women, she learns their dreams were torn and frayed like cloth of an old garment. Brendan uncovers a common thread running through the women's lives, however-one that soon intermingles with her own. Penelope J. Stokes creates ordinary characters who meet difficulties with extraordinary courage. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan's dramatic interpretation skillfully reflects the changing moods and times.