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Download Epub Format ¶ Friendship Bread PDF by º Darien Gee An Anonymous Gift Sends A Woman On A Journey She Never Could Have Anticipated One Afternoon, Julia Evarts And Her Five Year Old Daughter, Gracie, Arrive Home To Find An Unexpected Gift On The Front Porch A Homemade Loaf Of Amish Friendship Bread And A Simple Note I Hope You Enjoy It Also Included Are A Bag Of Starter, Instructions On How To Make The Bread Herself, And A Request To Share It With Others Still Reeling From A Personal Tragedy That Left Her Estranged From The Sister Who Was Once Her Best Friend, Julia Remains At A Loss As To How To Move On With Her Life She D Just As Soon Toss The Anonymous Gift, But To Make Gracie Happy, She Agrees To Bake The Bread When Julia Meets Two Newcomers To The Small Town Of Avalon, Illinois, She Sparks A Connection By Offering Them Her Extra Bread Starter Widow Madeline Davis Is Laboring To Keep Her Tea Salon Afloat While Hannah Wang De Brisay, A Famed Concert Cellist, Is At A Crossroads, Her Career And Marriage Having Come To An Abrupt End In The Warm Kitchen Of Madeline S Tea Salon, The Three Women Forge A Friendship That Will Change Their Lives ForeverIn No Time, Everyone In Avalon Is Baking Amish Friendship Bread But Even As The Town Unites For A Benevolent Cause And Julia Becomes Ever Closer To Her New Friends, She Realizes The Profound Necessity Of Confronting The Painful Past She Shares With Her SisterAbout Life And Loss, Friendship And Community, Food And Family, Friendship Bread Tells The Uplifting Story Of What Endures When Even The Unthinkable Happens I loved this book I loved how a simple loaf of bread touched an entire town and how the main characters stories all were intertwined and everything came full circle The only negative I would have is that there was a whole slew of characters, and it was hard to keep everybody straight Overall, this was a solid, homespun story full of heart A knock out of the park I loved this book Such a sweet story about a small town, a tragic event and a simple act of baking that brings a town together I d give it 4 stars, but I did tire a bit of the non stop talk about the Friendship Bread I thought there were a few too many stories about people receiving the starter and baking the bread They were scattered throughout the book and interrupted the main storyline too much I wanted to get back to the characters themselves and see how their lives would mend by the unexpected friendships they made I loved the characters and the stories of how their friendships evolved.
One afternoon, Julia Evarts and small daughter, Gracie, come home to find a gift on the front porch a homemade loaf of Friendship Bread and a simple note I hope you enjoy it With the bread is a bag of starter, instructions on how to make the bread, and a request to share it with others.
Julia decides to share the bread starter with two newcomers to town and that begins a friendship that changes lives, theirs and others This is a wonderful story about friendship, life and loss More importantly it is a story about the good that can come from a community who pulls together I loved this story and hope Darien Gee writes another soon Healing comes from an unexpected gift Friendship Bread The story follows the lives of five women, all at different painful areas of life and all of them struggling alone from the weight of the pain they are going through One day, Julia comes home to find a plate with a loaf of bread, and a recipe for Friendship Bread Her five year old daughter Gracie pleads for her to make the recipe because she wanted her daddy to try some of it And in 10 days, Julia is left with bags of starter and sends them to school with Gracie What happens is an epidemic of Friendship Bread While the bread is a sweet spot in the story, the pain and grief the women and families that are the focus of the story is not Ms Gee has written this story so well that the reader feels the pain and heartache of each character I m a sucker for feel good stories that focus on friendship, so I went back to Avalon, Illinois, Darien Gee s fictional small town Friendship Bread is the novel before The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society and introduces us readers to Avalon and Madeline Davis and her Tea Salon before her establishment became the town s hub.
It all starts with an elderly man A man who knows and loves his neighbors One neighbor is Julia Evarts She hardly ever leaves her house any The house is no longer a home The joy died five years ago with her son, Josh But an unexpected gift of an Amish Friendship Bread Starter and loaf will lead Julia back to the land of the living and will also transform both her and Avalon in many ways.
Hannah, Madeline, and Julia are wonderful characters They are so well developed that I am longing to meet them and the res I can t really say I didn t like it because I never finished it There are too many GOOD books out there so I decided not to sit through this mediocre one I m possibly being unfair since I recently read some really good stories just before trying this out For me, a good book grabs you right from the start and never lets you go until you reach that last page When you have to get up and do something else, you find yourself still thinking about what s going on, and you do whatever it takes to be able to get back to it to find out what happens next It probably got better after the spot where I called it quits, but for me it was a sleeper, and really did put me to sleep I did not relate with any of the characters and never once came anywhere close to losing myself in the story which is one way I measure a novel s worth From the cover, it looks inviting And usually I r This book is just as warm, delightful, cozy, fragrant and delicious as the Amish Friendship Bread that brings this town, these families and friends together Food has a healing power to break down walls, and this book is a good example of that.
It s not often that a book makes my eyes tear up, but this book managed to do so I d never heard of Darien Gee or Amish Friendship Bread before For the first 50 pages or so, I just kind of plodded along, enjoying it well enough but not finding it particularly outstanding But somewhere along the way I got so sucked in that I didn t want to put the book down to go to sleep There are a lot of characters, and keeping up with all of them may be part of why it took me a bit to really get my bearings But as the pages turned, the characters distinct personalities came through and I felt connected to them I really cared about them and what would happen in their lives, especially Julia and her sister, Livvy Not every author can In the first few pages, the mood is set The book appears to be one that will be pleasant to read It is about love, friendship, relationships and all the myriad things that can happen to someone in their lives, both good and bad The author speaks in a charming, simple tone and makes you feel right at home, just like the Friendship Bread which seems to be at the core of the story, the theme that ties it all together.
It is an easy book to read, perhaps like a beach read Although it seems like a very light book, written very simplistically, it imparts a message about friendship which is open to many interpretations If we explore how each of us thinks we go about making friends or what each of us considers to be the meaning of friendship or commitment, we could

Darien Gee lives with her husband and three children in Hawaii She is the author of Friendship Bread A Novel, The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society and An Avalon Christmas.