The Potluck Club
series: Potluck Club, The
- Pub. Date
- Aug 2005
In the small Colorado town of Summit View, a surprising multi-generational mix of women from Grace Church meet once a week to pass a hot dish and to pray. But the Potluck Club, as they call themselves, is a recipe for disaster when they send up enough misinformed prayers to bring down a church. And the funny thing: the more they pray, the more troubles seem to come their way. It isn't until they invite God to the table that they discover friendship is the spice of life, and a little dash of grace, just like salt, goes a long way.
With charming, down-home characters, humor, poignancy, and a recipe in every chapter, The Potluck Club will keep readers hungering for more.
"The combined talents of these authors have given us a double portion of a slice of life--the Christian life, that is, as lived by a community of small town women. It has the flavor of Steel Magnolias accented with Erma Brombeck and Flannie Flagg humor. As entertaining as it is, in no way is this a sanitized version of contemporary Christian living; it clearly pictures the reality in which we live. From the diverse characters and situations, a reader is blessed with fresh insights as to how to cope in this reality. As well as giving the soul something to nibble on, the Potluck ladies have included their favorite recipes to perk up our meals."--Margaret Graham, author, Mercy Me, Good Heavens, and Land Sakes
"What a delightful, wonderful book! With delicious characters and a tasty plot, The Potluck Club is both a novel to savor and a recipe for wise living. Highly recommended."--Gayle Roper, author, Winter Winds and Autumn Dreams
"I think that I'm sick of reality television but I know that I could grow to love the kind of reality publishing covered by The Potluck Club. Here is faith without flinching accompanied by food that sometimes boggles the mind and at other times finds the novel propped up on the kitchen bench. A taste-filled, tasteful look at real life, its dramas and above all its ultimate purpose."--Graham Kerr, best-selling author and The Galloping Gourmet
"At the end of the book, Shepherd and Everson provide a feast of fantastic recipes for everything from Chai tea to Cheese Enchiladas. They also give a sneak peek of their next book in the series, due out next year. I look forward to another heaping helping of the Potluck Club's adventures!"--Diana Urban, focusonfiction.net
"The Potluck Club is a book I truly cherished. So much of it involved issues that I could relate to, thus causing me to cry or laugh right along with them. Readers will anticipate the next installment of The Potluck Club and the recipes that will come with it!"--Armchairinterviews.com