The Recipe Club
by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel
I should have reviewed this book right when I read it, rather than five months later. I can't give you the details of my experience, but I do recall my thoughts.
I picked this book up as a bargain book while waiting for my daughter to get her hair done. I finished it the same day. It was an easy read, the story being presented by letters and then emails, each containing a recipe.
It's the story of two girls who begin a recipe club as children that continues into adulthood. At some point, they relationship falls apart and they are estranged for many years. I believe it was the death of one woman's father that inspires the women to reconnect. Their emails reveal their past and a few twists that brought the women to this point, and still sending recipes.
I didn't find the recipes worth the time to read them. As children I more or less expected that, but as adults they didn't seem to get any better. The book was a quick read but I felt the main controversy, without the details they didn't yet know, worthy of the chasm it caused.
I gave the story 3 of 5 shots.