This week,I read:
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
In the quiet community of Avalon, Illinois, Julia Evarts wonders how to move on with her life. Though her husband and five-year-old daughter give her an abundance of love, Julia still reels from a tragedy that has left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend. Meanwhile, across town, widow Madeleine Davis takes great pleasure in serving up delectable treats and cozy comforts at her tea salon—now, if only she had some customers to enjoy them. And famed concert cellist and recent Avalon transplant Hannah de Brisay finds herself at a crossroads when her career and marriage come to abrupt ends.The three strangers forge a friendship at Madeleine’s Tea Shop, and soon their camaraderie extends to everyone in Avalon in the guise of a unique and wonderful gift. But even as Julia becomes ever closer to her new friends, she realizes the profound necessity of confronting the painful past she shares with her sister.Life and loss, friendship and community, food and family: Friendship Bread tells a spirited, remarkably moving tale about the triumph of hope.
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This was a sweet story about four women who need friendship,help,love and healing. It was easy to get lost in this small town and wrapped up into theses women's lives;hard to do anything but cheer for them for most of the book,too.Plus I had never heard of friendship bread before so it was sort of neat to learn about a real-life chain letter type food :) A good weekend read;I give it an A.
Lucy Dillon's Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved border collie, and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not just be the dogs that need rescuing.
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This was a light-hearted read that takes you to England and throws you into a rather funny and unique life situation. I liked the bits of romance and mystery thrown in too, Rachel is good character that is pretty relate able and you wanted to kick Zoe's ex's butt for her and just give Natalie & Johnny a baby. You just knew where the story was going to go at times but in a decent way;I give this an A.