- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 12 hours and 46 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: April 5, 2011
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004V6AQR6
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What brings it all together? A bag of fermenting starter of amish friendship bread and recipes. If you will, it kind of serves like a glue or bonding agent as well. Anyone can take care of it for the 10 days, and it is easy to put together to bake and separate as well. Fun to give to others too!
I think the recipes I have seen sound delicious too!! What really entices me are the caramel ones! Who knew! When I went to my daughter's ortho appointment, I was telling them about the book, so I KNOW there are at least five more people picking it up.. hehehe
I just know you CAN'T miss out on this one! I know I couldn't have missed out on. I mean, who could miss out on friendships, baking and recipes included??? Enjoy and make sure you join the online community to share your recipes as well!!
The story is great - it tells the story of several different people living in a town called Avalon, Illinois. If you like Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series or Kate Jacob's Friday Night Knitting Club series, you will probably like this. At the end of the book it says the author is at work at her next Avalon novel, so it looks like this will be a series.
If you like to bake or read about baking, this will definitely appeal to you. The Friendship Bread makes it's rounds through the town and you'll read about everyone's experiences with it. There is a whole section of recipes in the back for making your own starter and lots of recipes you can make with it. There is a also website that is like a little Friendship Bread community and there is a Facebook page. I think both of these are a great idea to continue the community theme of the book.
Not many books capture your heart and your attention so much so that you don't want to put it down. This is one of those books.. A moving emotionally charged novel that will have you crying, laughing and cheering right along with the each of the characters. There is never a dull moment as the author continues to introduce new characters throughout the book, all interwoven with small town life in the fictitious town called Avalon. A mysterious bag of Amish Friendship Bread starter is left on the door step of a grieving family, the instructions and recipe attached. The bread begins to make it's way into friends and neighbors homes and businesses, helping to introduce readers to the characters and their problems. Along the way new friendships are formed, old wounds healed and relationships restored..
Reading Friendship Bread is like taking a stroll down Blossom Street into the community created by Debbie MaComber in A Good Yarn (Blossom Street). I hope this is one of many books Darien Gee writes about this community as I look forward to visiting again and again.....
Julia has her hands full. She barely has enough energy to take care of her five-year-old daughter Grace let alone bake bread after someone mysteriously left behind a starter for Amish Friendship bread. Julia has a falling-out with her younger sister Livvy, and she finds life tedious enough in the midst of her grief.
Hannah moves to this little town with her famous husband after traveling the world as a famous musican, only to have her husband dash back to Chicago as he finds himself working more. Then there's Madeline, an older lady who bought a house that was a former Bed & Breakfast and opened up a little Tea Salon, serving up mouth-watering goodies and tea to Avalon residents. Julia and Hannah were among her first customers and pretty soon, the three of them became close-knit friends.
When tragedy happens to a town nearby, these three women organized a relief organization and in helping others, they find peace for themselves and new direction in which their lives are to go in.
It is a very heart-warming story of friendship, love and forgiveness. While some of it is predictable, it is still a cozy read. Even better, there's recipes at the back of the book and if you're like me, you're going to try these recipes out!! There's nothing like fresh bread out of the oven and a delicious novel to read on a lovely spring day. This book fits the bill.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Friendship Bread." The title sounds so sappy I'd never pick it up except that it was the choice of the leader of my book club, filling me with a feeling of obligation to... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Laura Bulawski
Loved this book. The characters are genuine and sincere. I love how the bread being shared introduces them to life as they never expected it.Published 18 days ago by Cbearsings
I read this book during the Christmas season and wished I had bought it for all of my friends. It would have been so fitting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SCL
Interesting read. The characters are interesting, although it was a bit difficult to keep track of all of them. I really liked the way it ended.Published 3 months ago by Kim
Used for my book club. It was a light read but we wanted something that was based on cooking. It did inspire us to get some starter going and bake and share recipes and treats. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shopping Mom
My mom and I were sure the setting for his story was actually our small town in South Texas. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lynnette
A lot of characters. I almost gave up and then as I continued to read.....they all fell into their places. The book is a fun read; because of the friendship bread. Read morePublished 7 months ago by k proctor