Reviewer: Serena Soape
Date of Release: March 31, 2020
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 areinspired 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 . .
Melissa Storm has written such charming and entertaining novel with “ The Sunday Potluck Club”.
The relationships between old friendships and new are pushed with the decisions they are forced to face, whether they feel like they were ready or not. This close-knit group of friends had experienced so much loss yet they helped each other through the tough times.
The dogs and cats in the story kept it entertaining too and I am definitely a sucker when it comes to animals.
A couple of my favorite quotes:
“It is not about what you have, it is about what you do.”
“Dogs are better than dudes, they should put that on a poster.”
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for fair and honest review.
Also: There is an intro to “Wednesday Walks and Wags” – the next book – which I am looking forward to. 🐾 🐾