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Women's Fiction Contemporary | Contemporary Women's Fiction
In the tradition of Kate Jacobs and Lolly Winston comes
a deeply felt, utterly charming novel of three newfound
friends and the unexpected gift that will change their
In the quiet community of Avalon,
Illinois, Julia Evarts wonders how to move on with her life.
Though her husband and five-year-old daughter give her an
abundance of love, Julia still reels from a tragedy that
has left her estranged from the sister who was once her
best friend. Meanwhile, across town, widow Madeleine Davis
takes great pleasure in serving up delectable treats and
cozy comforts at her tea salon—now, if only she had some
customers to enjoy them. And famed concert cellist and
recent Avalon transplant Hannah de Brisay finds herself at
a crossroads when her career and marriage come to abrupt
ends. The three strangers forge a friendship at Madeleine’s
Tea Shop, and soon their camaraderie extends to everyone in
Avalon in the guise of a unique and wonderful gift. But
even as Julia becomes ever closer to her new friends, she
realizes the profound necessity of confronting the painful
past she shares with her sister.
loss, friendship and community, food and family:
Friendship Bread tells a spirited, remarkably moving
tale about the triumph of hope.
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