Author: Dana Bate
Genre: Women’s Fiction
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.
Ope’s Opinion: This story was captivating from the beginning. It was very fun to read about places in the DC area since I live close by. I do not cook, but found the story interesting any way.
The characters in the story are interesting. They were fun to follow. It was good to see them develop, grow and change. All the characters have full lives. You see them at work and you see their social lives too. The author made we pull for Hannah from the beginning. I wanted her to be happy in her work and her personal life.
Hannah’s parents are helicopter parents – they needed to let her find her own way. I am sure it is hard for children who are loved so much to stand up to parents. It was hard for Hannah to let them know what she wanted until she was confident that cooking was more then a hobby for her.
My only request for the next book is less foul language. I don’t think it added anything to the characters – it was offensive at times. I think the point could have been made without the using that language.
I absolutely loved the ending of the story, although I was not quiet ready for it to end. I have read that the author is working on another book – send it my way – I would like to read her writing again.
Rating: Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.
FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received one copy of this book free of charge from Hyperion.
I was not required to write a positive review
in exchange for receipt of the book;
rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.