Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: The Second Chance Supper Club by Nicole Meier

Title: The Second Chance Supper Club
Author: Nicole Meier
Published: September 2019, Lake Union Publishing
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Source: Publisher via GetRed PR

Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings.

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 thoughts: Last year I read The Girl Made of Clay by Nicole Meier and really enjoyed it. And I knew after finishing that book that I would be reading more of this author. As much as I love my psychological thrillers and mysteries, sometimes it's nice to take a break from them and read something different and that's exactly what this is. This book delves into family relationships and forgiveness as well as new beginnings.

I love books about sisters and their relationships. Maybe it's because I have two sisters, but I always find these type of books to be so interesting. And I felt this book was really relatable, that the relationships that Nicole Meier gives us between Julia and Ginny was spot on. I've seen how death can tear sibling relationships apart, so I got that, but I loved that when something so terrible happens in your life, the one person you turn to is your sister. Once Julia headed out to Arizona, I liked that it took time for her and Ginny to repair their relationship, that it didn't happen overnight. 

I also loved the foodie aspect of this book. I'm just getting into cooking myself - my husband is the real cook in this house - so I love books that talk about cooking. And I was drooling over all the meals that Ginny was cooking up. But how cool is the idea of a secret supper club? Oh how I would love to attend one of them! 

This book was such a delight to read, full of heartwarming moments that will have you shedding a tear or two at times, laughing and possibly even wanting to start cooking yourself - or at the very least, it will leave you hungry! It's a great read for anyone who enjoys women's fiction.



  1. Kristin, I'm glad you enjoyed this book. It sounds terrific to me, and I love the cover. Does the book have recipes in it?

    1. Hi Suko...the book does not have recipes, but I wish it does!

  2. I think this sounds like it would be such a good read! Great review!

  3. I was also able to get this. Thanks for the review.


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