#bookclub Feature – The Sunday Lunch Club by SJV
The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don’t make any afternoon plans.
Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it’s said in the wrong way.
Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate.
Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future?
Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure.
“A warm, welcoming story with a dash of mystery and emotion, comfort reading at its very best!”
‘‘Oh my goodness – what an enchanting and magnetic read!! A phenomenal portrayal of family drama, lost identities, and the power of forgiveness – this is by far Juliet Ashton’s best book yet. Absolutely outstanding.’
‘Books like this are why I’m a book worm…it has everything. This reminds you there is beauty and goodness in the world. This made me cry laugh and swoon. Imagine a recipe for a meal that has all the ingredients plus the added bonus which gives it that kick. That is how this story is woven making it a beautiful tale of love, loss, family, friendships and second chances. Full of wit, warmth and love I really recommend this.’
’This book is a great story of Family. Those you’re born with and the family you choose to include in that special place in your heart. The love that these characters felt for each other, through thick and thin, was like a lovely warm hug. An absolutely great read with lots of laughter and even more heart.’
‘Full of warmth and belonging, this is one story you won’t want to miss’
‘I laughed, I cried, I sat on the edge of my seat, I went through so many emotions just reading about lunch. A wonderfully colourful book, sure to brighten a dreary day.’
’The literary equivalent of a glorious roast you haven’t had to cook yourself. With dessert. And lashing of lovely warm custard. If only every Sunday Lunch was this good.’
’A touching and heartwarming story of a family’s most special moments as they share their problems, comfort food and love around the dining table.’ ‘A comforting blend of the complexities of life in the heart of a loving family.’
‘Oh this book! It got me right in the feels! I haven’t felt so strongly about a group of characters in ages! I loved the way it was written, each chapter being set at a Sunday Lunch Club, with just enough time passed for the drama to mount up and the emotions to swell. The dialogue is flawless, the dynamics are perfect. I really can’t fault this book at all!!’
‘I’m in love with this novel that feels like pure comfort food. It’s warm, hug-gable and delicious’
‘Just wow! Full of laughs and tears…a wonderful new book that you all need to pre-order!’
‘This was a truly wonderful read. I barely felt able to put it down and I ended up finishing it during my own Sunday lunch time, not something I planned to do. The story is gripping, the characters endearing and I am sure that you, too, won’t want it to end!’
Suz & Jaydee say:
‘Amazing story that kept me reading into the early hours, brilliant!’
‘The Sunday Lunch Club is the story of the Piper family who meet on a semi regular basis to have Sunday Lunches. From the first page I knew I was going to love their lunches and I wasn’t wrong. The family is a quirky mix of siblings along with their grandmother, their children and a variety of friends invited along. I loved each and everyone of the characters. I loved seeing their stories unfold and the joy of a new chapter and therefore new lunch where I could catch up with the family and really feel like I was sat amongst them at the table catching on on the recent gossip.’
‘I was hooked from the start and couldn’t put the book down. There were several twists in the plot and that just made it more exciting. I felt like being there with the characters and was actually sad when it all ended’
‘A charming, fun read about an extended family who meet together every few weeks for Sunday Lunch Club. Though there are some serious issues at play here, the book manages to stay fairly light-hearted and fun, but with an add layer of emotion which Juliet Ashton does so well. There are funny moments and heart-warming parts which will leave you feeling all warm inside, the perfect Sunday-in-your-pyjamas-with-a-cuppa read!’
‘The Sunday Lunch Club is a touching and up-lifting story that will warm many hearts. A real treat that will surprise you, with both laughs and tears guaranteed!’
The Sunday Lunch Club is available to pre-order in eBook for just £2.99 right now, so what on earth are you waiting for!