Goodreads Synopsis:

They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sisters’ paths are about to intersect.

Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a ruinous decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the only soul left to turn to: her estranged sister, Ginny.

The owner of a clandestine supper club hidden in the Arizona desert, Ginny Frank has a lot on her plate. The last thing she wants is more drama—or the burden of nursing her younger sister’s wounded ego. But family is family. Besides, Ginny can use the help in more ways than one, and she’s going to make sure Julia pulls her weight.

As a tenuous reunion reopens old wounds, Julia and Ginny have no choice but to confront the pain and betrayals of the past. Will working to keep the secret supper club running be just what they need to find common ground and a path toward forgiveness, or will the increasing stress push them even further apart?

My Mini Thoughts:

Do not read this book at night, it will make you hungry!

This is a book about two sisters.  A relationship that was once strong, is now broken.  I don’t have a sister myself, but I love reading about them.

Ginny is the big sister that I liked right away.  She dropped everything in the wake of tragedy and moved from the bright lights of New York City to the desert heat in Arizona.  She has made a lot of sacrifices in her life including going into debt running her underground supper club.

I love the farmers market, and the way Ginny describes looking for the perfect produce at the market made me laugh.  I have watched people who look like they know what they are doing hitting the produce and smelling it.  I’m not one to shy away from a conversation with a total stranger.  More than once I have asked these people how do you know when it’s good?

The way the author describes the food and the setting in Ginny’s house for the supper club makes you feel like you’re there.  It makes you want to be there.  I wonder if there’s anything like that where I live. It sounds like an intimate experience not only with food, but with the atmosphere and the people you’re with.

I like that when Julia gets in trouble at work, she hops a plane to see Ginny.  Why do you think that is? You want to see Julia as the less responsible, less mature sister.  However, there is more than meets the eye with her.

I like how the chapters alternate between the sisters.  You get to see how and why each sister reacted to the situation at hand.  You may even find yourself relating to one of  both of them!

This is a feel good story about family and second chances.  One that I really enjoyed and would recommend to everyone.  It’s the perfect light, easy read.  Reading this book made me want to check out her other books now, especially The Girl Made of Clay.

This is a book all ages would enjoy! The perfect stocking stuffer if you’re thinking about Christmas!

Book Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with Cháteau De Santenay.