Sunday, May 26, 2013

Table for Seven

Whitney Gaskell

On New Year’s Eve, Fran and Will Parrish host a dinner party, serving their friends a gourmet feast. The night is such a success that the group decides to form a monthly dinner party club. But what starts as an excuse to enjoy the company of fellow foodies ends up having lasting repercussions on each member of the Table for Seven Dinner Party Club.

Fran and Will face the possibility that their comfortable marriage may not be as infallible as they once thought. Audrey has to figure out how to move on and start a new life after the untimely death of her young husband. Perfectionist Jaime suspects that her husband, Mark, might be having an affair. Coop, a flirtatious bachelor who never commits to a third date, is blindsided when he falls in love for the first time. Leland, a widower, is a wise counselor and firm believer that bacon makes everything taste better.

Over the course of a year, against a backdrop of mouthwatering meals, relationships are forged, marriages are tested, and the members of the Table for Seven Dinner Party Club find their lives forever changed. (from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

The last few books I’ve read have been set during times of war and I felt I needed a break from this tense setting. I was looking for something light and easy to read. Often funny, sometimes sad, this book was just what I needed.

I think the author did a good job representing the relationship between the seven people involved in this tale. This was an interesting mix of personalities. I’m glad the author included in the group both married and single people. I loved the addition of Leland, an elderly neighbor who was wise and intuitive. The book was a bit predictable and you know what? Sometimes predicatable is just fine.

I would like to thank Random House Publishing Group/Bantam, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: April 23, 2013.

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