Publisher: Hyperion (February 2013)
Source: Publisher via BookSparks PR
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle, Audio
Format Read: Paperback
Synopsis from Goodreads: Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn’t want any of it. What she wants is much simpler: to cook.
When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she’s always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord’s town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town.
On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don’t support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.
My thoughts: Sweet and Sassy, The Girls Guide to Love and Supper Clubs was a treat to read. I knew immediately that I was going to like Hannah, as she was full personality and life from the very first page.
The Girl’s Guide to Love and Supper Clubs had so many great themes.
- Being true to yourself, no matter how difficult it is and who is standing in your way.
- Friends are important
- Don’t settle, better things are out there, they will find you
- You will make mistakes along the way, learn from them
Great things that we all know but sometimes need to be reminded of.
It’s no secret that I love food so I have to mention that another thing that I enjoyed about The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is the scrumptious food that Hannah cooks. Some of the recipes that she puts together sound incredible and incredibly complicated. I was surprised to see that they weren’t. Dana Bate includes several of Hannah’s to die for recipes at the end of the book. I haven’t attempted to make any of them, but I definitely want to.
The bottom line, this was a fantastic read and I tore through it (which we all know is a rare ocurrence these days). The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs will appeal to fans of Sarah Pekkanen, Katherine Center, or Stacy Ballis.
I can’t wait to see what Dana Bate has in store for us next. I could see The Girls’ Guide turned into a series. I’d love to know what happens next for Hannah…
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