📖 BOOK REVIEW⠀📚
BOOK:The Sunday Potluck Club
AUTHOR: Melissa Storm
Published: March 31, 2020
I didn’t realize when I picked this book up that it was the start of the series. The premise sounded really interesting as someone who has gone through cancer and dealt with the issues. However, I did have problems connecting to the characters in this book. I have no idea why. But that’s not to say that the issues and discoveries in this book weren’t important. They were really hard hitting and poignant. So I feel it is an important read anyway.
New friends can be found in unexpected places. For Bridget and Amy, that place was the cancer ward of an Anchorage hospital. Now, as each struggles to overcome loss, they lean on each other for support—sharing suppers, laughter and tears.
Bridget and Amy aren’t about to let hardship knock them down—Bridget plans to return to her veterinarian school studies, Amy to her position as a second-grade teacher—but neither feels quite ready. And so the Sunday Potluck Club is born, a way for Bridget, Amy, and other women who have lost a loved one to find solace and understanding. Savoring favorite dishes while sharing memories and the comfort of connection, the members of the Sunday Potluck Club nourish body and soul.
As weeks go by and the group grows in unforeseen ways, both Bridget and Amy are inspired to find greater purpose. Amy reaches out to a student whose father bravely faces his own struggle. Bridget volunteers at the local animal shelter, rehabilitating dogs whose unconditional love will bring others a chance to heal. And with the help of a very special man, Amy is realizing that there’s always room at the table for love and rekindled joy . . .
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Received from Netgalley.