The Christmas Cookie Club
(Christmas Cookie Club #1)
by Ann Pearlman
–I really enjoyed this book. Every Christmas 13 people get together for a cookie swap and catch up on their lives.
Marnie is the cookie leader and she is worried about her daughter’s difficult pregnancy.
Each women has her own issues and the friends listen and support each other.
I liked the recipes in the book and will make a few someday.
The author also gave little bits of information on ingredients, so I learned while reading the book.
Mark your calendar. It’s the Christmas Cookie Club!
Every year on the first Monday of December, Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends gather in the evening with batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone has to bring a dish, a bottle of wine, and their stories. This year, the stories are especially important. Marnie’s oldest daughter has a risky pregnancy. Will she find out tonight how that story might end? Jeannie’s father is having an affair with her best friend. Who else knew about the betrayal, and how can that be forgiven or forgotten, even among old friends such as these? Rosie’s husband doesn’t want children, and she has to decide, very soon, whether or not that’s a deal breaker for the marriage. Taylor’s life is in financial freefall. Each woman, each friend has a story to tell, and they are all interwoven, just as their lives are.
On this evening, at least, they can feel as a group the impulses of sisterly love and conflict, the passion and hopefulness of a new romance, the betrayal and disillusionment some relationships bring, the joys and fears of motherhood, the agony of losing a child, and above all, the love they have for one another. As Marnie says, the Christmas Cookie Club, if it’s anything, is a reminder of delight