Friendship Bread Book Review

Friendship Bread is a book written by Darien Gee which incorporates the famous recipe for a bread stater that you share with friends. It takes 10 days for the starter to become bread. During that time, there’s work to be done, ingredients to add and careful directions to follow. Darien Gee uses this recipe as an example for building friendships and relationships.

Friendship Bread BookIn Friendship Bread, you’ll get to learn about the residents of a small town named Avalon. It’s a town where everyone knows each other, but not many people are bonded by close friendships. It’s an artificial “say hello” and move on group of people that don’t understand what people are really feeling or going through.

When a mom and daughter find a bag of Amish Friendship bread starter, a sticky note of instructions and a plate of sliced bread on their doorstep, the sharing begins in Avalon. And new friendships, of opening up to others, of healing wounds and of coming together is the result. All this takes time, just as the bread takes time to be made.

The first chapters are a bit confusing as you come to learn about each character. There’s names and stories to remember, but stick with it and it will all come together shortly. If you’re like me and have difficulty remembering names (even in real life) keep a cheat sheet to write down names and a sentence about each person.

The life stories of the characters are touching and had me going through their emotions right along with them. Darien Gee’s writing is descriptive to the point that I was laughing or crying as the stories progressed. Be prepared and have tissues handy!

Interweaving lives and experiences are the highlight of the Friendship Bread. Finding commonality among generations, heritages and backgrounds makes this beautifully written book a lesson in why people need each other.

Included in the book are various recipes for Friendship Bread and tips for making the bread.

You can pre-order from Friendship Bread: A Novel before the release date of April 5th. The author, Darien Gee is the real name of novelist Mia King, the author of  Sweet Life and Table Manners.

This post was written for Family Review Network & Mia King who provided the complimentary book for review in exchange for my honest opinions. An affiliate link is included for the book.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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