Item description for The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club, Book 1) by Shepherd Linda & Everson Eva Marie...
Overview In this contemporary, humorous novel, six women in Colorado cook together andpray because they have no idea what life's going to serve next.
Publishers Description 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 5.8" Height: 1.03" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Potluck Club
Series Number 1
ISBN 0800759842 ISBN13 9780800759841
Availability 0 units.
More About Shepherd Linda & Everson Eva Marie
Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a successful speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is the author of When You Don't Know What to Pray and When You Can't Find God and the coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Colorado.
Linda Evans Shepherd currently resides in Longmont, in the state of Colorado. Linda Evans Shepherd was born in 1957.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club, Book 1)?
potluck club book Mar 12, 2007
This book did not hold my interest. Received in good condition.
A Good Cozy Read Oct 18, 2006
Although I am a Lutheran, I'm not a big fan of modern Christian lit. Some of it tends to be overly maudlin or moralistic. I really love this series, though. The characters are interesting and convincingly human. They wrestle with the problems of daily life and make mistakes just like you and me. The stories always make me smile and often make me laugh out loud. For those of you looking for a good read that will leave you wanting more, try this series. I can't wait for the next one!
Books about food are always good Oct 6, 2006
I've always been the type of person that enjoys a good book when eating. Somehow reading a book about food always makes the meal tastier even if what I'm reading isn't what I'm eating. "The Potluck Club" is another one of those great eating/reading books. It even comes complete with recipes from the dishes mentioned in the story in case you get a hankering for beef brisket, cinnamon rolls or broccoli casserole. I really enjoyed this book. It gave the story from many different angles, with the characters all have different personalities. The premise of the story deals with a group of women meeting together for prayer and potluck. The women are real, experiencing funny and heartbreaking events together. Each character has a background story that they try to keep secret from the others. I am very glad that the book did not fault Goldie for her decision in her situation with her husband. Other books would have let the matter slide by or have Goldie give in. My favorite scene in the book dealt with a certain bear and a chocolate cake. I had to put the book down because I was laughing so hard. (Of course if I had been in that situation I wouldn't be.)
My only complaint was the character of Clay. I'm not sure why his viewpoint is in the story. I understand he's a newspaper journalisty trying to get a story for the paper, but he just came across as annoying, nosy, and stalkerish. I also hope the conflict with Lisa Leann and Evangeline is either resovled or more fleshed out. This is a good book for women, perfect for a book club to read and discuss over a potluck! and yes! the library just got book 2 in.
Potluck Club Aug 9, 2006
This is a funny, entertaining Christian book with believable characters. Eva Marie Everson and Linda Evans Shepherd brings to life six friends that meet monthly for prayer, fellowship, and food. Each chapter begins with a character and her special recipe enticing the reader with tid-bits of information that keeps the pages turning. The characters' flaws are not white-washed because of their faith. Their imperfections make them real.
Real People- Not perfection Jun 21, 2006
I am avid reader and needed some new books/authors and the Lord had put in on my heart to get away from some of the more secular/ violents books I was reading. Unfortunately, some of the Christian authored books I have read in the past had seemed below par and I was not sure whom to choose. I happened to pick up the Potluck Club book and I thought it was great.
I was personally familiar with several of the struggles these characters faced.
One of the miss-concepts of some non-Christians is that Christians can't be normal. That if you are a Christian you can't have fun or that you have to be perfect all the time. I liked this book because it portrayed Christians as normal humans with failures and struggles but it also shared grace and faith. I think this is a great book and it was nice to see normal people in a normal setting.
I don't want to give away anything but what the pastor says at the end of the book touched me personally. And his one line runs through my mind everyday and I know he is right.
I just finished this book and was excited to see a second one available.