Jean N. (New Richmond, OH)
I enjoyed this book very much. I've told so many people about this book- I think Friendship Bread will make the rounds in our small community. It was fun to see what happened when one loaf of bread was left on a doorstep...that was only the beginning of a great story!
Thanks to the recipes provided in the book, our own Friendship Bread adventure will soon begin in New Richmond...
Daveann D. (Eureka, MO)
Warm and Comforting
A warm, sweet and comforting novel about a town and the bread that brings them together. A great read worth sharing!
Mary M. (Lexington, KY)
Heartwarming not mushy
I liked this book. There are a lot of diverse characters in the book, but the author manages to make them interesting and relatable. Exchanging the bread and the starter brings the characters together. New friendships are formed and through these friendships the characters are able to overcome past adversity and become stronger and happier. The recipes at the end of the book are a nice bonus.
Erica L. (Plaistow, New Hampshire)
A Heartwarming Tale
Friendship Bread is a heartwarming tale of friendship. Its amazing that something as simple as sharing bread could set forth a chain of events that changed a town and the people in it. A typical feel good read, the author doesn't delve too deeply into any characters story, keeping it a good story with average writing. I have to say though, I have been craving Friendship Bread all week. The book includes recipes that I can't wait to try with kids.
Barbara C. (Lincolnshire, IL)
I loved the book and couldn't put it down. It made me think about friendships we have with friends, family and community citizens. I wish I had a piece of the Amish Bread right now. I'm sure anyone who reads this book will enjoy it. I have a few
friends who want to read it now. I can't wait for her to write another book. It's very encouraging to go out of your way for friends.
Dianne S. (Green Valley, AZ)
Invasion of the Friendship Bread
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee is a definite feel-good book. Even at the points were you feel the characters are about to make a bad decision and send the story a new direction, the don't. These characters have integrity.
It took me about 100 pages to get all the character figured out. Each chapter introduced a new couple and their circumstances. Eventually I could distinguish the principles from the subordinates.
The friendship bread itself is almost like a character. It infiltrated each home in Avalon and spread happiness and restores order in some cases.
I knew even before reading the author's bio that there was a chance this book could be followed by other books about the same town much like Jan Karon's Mitford or Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone that want to enjoy a uplifting trip to Avalon. Who knows, friendship bread might infiltrate your town and spread happiness and restore order. Heaven knows it times like these we could use it.
Carol N. (Indian Springs VIllage, AL)
Forgiveness and friendship
Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself. This book is about forgiveness, healing and the power of friendships. I read this book in record time because I was invested in the characters and wanted to see how their lives turned out. The warmth of the writing makes me want to not only bake the friendship bread but move to Avalon! I can't wait to pass this book on to my friends and family.