Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friendship Bread: A Novel by Darien Gee

Oh what a wonderful book!!!  A downright 'Feel Good' book about how one small gesture can bring about a big change in the lives of so many people.

Julia Evarts and her 5 year old daughter, Gracie come home to find a small gift of a loaf of bread and a bag of starter on their doorstep.  There is just the note, "Hope you enjoy it".

Julia has suffered a loss and subsequently has been estranged from her parents and sister ever since.  This is a wonderful story of how this one loaf of bread starts a domino effect spreading through the small town of Avalon.

Julia, with the encouragement of her daughter decides to go ahead and bake the bread and then she decides to share it with two people she just met,  the owner of a newly opened Tea Salon, Madeline Davis and Hannah Wang de Brisay, a concert cellist, who has found herself unsettled in her marriage and career.

The rest of the story revolves around these three women as they meet at Madeline's Tea Salon and become better acquainted and then get involved in a huge benefit to help another town who have been hit by a storm and eventually figure out what they need to do with their lives. 

The author also has a website where you can go and print off the recipe for the starter and over 190 recipes for Friendship Bread.  There is even a member forum where you can ask questions and get help with different issues concerning your Friendship Bread.

Pick up this book, I don't think you will be disappointed!!!  I got mine via my local library and had it sent to my Kindle.

She also writes under Mia King.


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