Where shall I start….Looking for a leisure read, this is the book for you. How easy a New Year’s Eve dinner turns into a monthly gathering of friends. Some of the best unexpected events happen as turn each page. Gaskell’s characters, their conversations and their relationships are relatable. And I have to admit that I literally laughed out loud during some of this book (in a good way, of course). The seven include two couples and three singles, with one of the singles being an elder gentleman with much wisdom to share. The story will simmer. A Table for Seven proves that things are not always what they seem. A group of friends, good food, good wine, and a story not only of friendship, but the continuation of living beyond mishaps. Let us not forget, with these dinner club meetings come some extraordinary and savory menus.The only thing missing were a list of the recipes in the back.
After reading The Friday Night Knitting Club a couple of months ago, and left in complete shock at it’s ending–I thought I had been left completely hanging. But someone soon informed me that their was a Knit Two-a sequel. While Knit Two picks up five years later, Jacobs does an outstanding job making you feel as though haven’t missed a beat. It’s just an ordinary day catching up with friends. And this time much of the catching up doesn’t take place Walker and Daughter. The ladies have grown closer amid continuous life changes, helping one another, encouraging each other, and nonetheless supporting the club members in their endeavors. Knit Two comes full, and unlike the first book, I was left with a smile in my heart. Yet, it is still amazing how one person can bring a group together, even when they passed on.