Once Upon a Book Club is a subscription that offers a unique reading experience. Each month, you’ll receive a book to read, a 5″ x 7″ quote print, along with 2-4 corresponding gifts to match a quote/item mentioned in the book. Readers are advised to open the gifts as they finish the corresponding page to make them feel as if the book is coming to life!
You can choose between Once Upon a Book Club’s Young Adult edition and Adult edition. This is the review of the Adult box.
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The box was designed by @ChickLitDesigns.
The box interior looks lovely with those words in script.
So many cute items here!
The box included a tri-fold booklet.
There’s also a reminder on how to make the most out of this box.
To fully experience this box…
Remember to only open your gifts once you reach the attached page numbers.
You can join the author and other book club members on these dates for some read-a-long and discussion activities.
Here’s a promotional card for Sips by! They gave us a 50% off coupon code.
At the back is more information about the brand.
Everything in my box!
Here’s a card featuring a quote from Amy Harmon.
The pain. It’s worth it. The more you love, the more it hurts. But it’s worth it. It’s the only thing that is.
The flip side also has a note from Amy Harmon.
The book looks promising! It came with a sticker that says it’s one of 2020’s Once Upon A Book Club selection!
Where The Lost Wander by Amy Harmon ($10.99)
In this epic and haunting love story set on the Oregon Trail, a family and their unlikely protector find their way through peril, uncertainty, and loss.
The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds and a stranger in both.
But life in a wagon train is fraught with hardship, fear, and death. Even as John and Naomi are drawn to each other, the trials of the journey and their disparate pasts work to keep them apart. John’s heritage gains them safe passage through hostile territory only to come between them as they seek to build a life together.
When a horrific tragedy strikes, decimating Naomi’s family and separating her from John, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they can’t turn back, they can’t go on, and they can’t let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually…make peace with who they are.
The synopsis is at the back of the book. The cover image is also really good!
It’s a love story about two people who need to make peace with their past.
This great tale of love left me with tears in my eyes. Such a beautiful story.
Here are the gifts that you can open once you reach the indicated pages in the book!
The first gift is unveiled when you reach page 25.
The first gift was packed inside a colorful drawstring pouch with the page number printed on it.
Jennie’s Scissors. It contains a classic pair of scissors in a brown carton packaging.
The scissors look like they are your grandma’s favorite to use while sewing. I really like the engraved patterns on the handle, and the classic brass color is really nice, giving the scissors an elegant look.
The next gift is for when you reach page 76.
The gift was packed inside a giftable box with beautiful feather prints.
Mug. The box contains a camp mug that features an image of the snowy Oregon Trail, and an old wagon.
This will be perfect for warm beverages on a cold day.
When you reach page 130, you can finally unscroll the next gift!
I am really excited to unscroll this one, and I wonder what this is! It can be a poster, a sign, or anything else that I can use on my wall.
Picture of a Nodding Indian Girl. It’s a nice and heartwarming image of Nodding Indian Girl. The nodding is a gesture that relays a message of appreciation or in agreement, like saying “yes” or “thank you”.
The last gift is meant to be opened when you reach page 328.
The gift is packaged in a nice plastic wrap with different patterns on it like feathers and teepees.
Wool Blanket. It’s a nice, colorful, and warming wool blanket.
Aside from the very beautiful color patterns, I also love that this wool blanket can also work as a wrap, a mat, or even table decor. It’s versatile.
Opening gifts while reading a book is always fun! The gifts this month are all useful, especially the beautiful pair of scissors and the wool blanket. I also like the picture that I can hang on my wall and the mug which even features the Oregon Trail. Now, I have an idea of what the trail in the book looks like! The novel is a beautiful story about love and sacrifice, and it really left me teary-eyed after I finished the book. Overall, I enjoyed the whole experience!
What do you think of this month’s Once Upon a Book Club?