Friday, December 23, 2011

Review: The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman

The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman

Publisher: Atria
Pages: 272
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A riveting and highly commercial debut novel about the rich and complicated friendships between twelve women who meet for a cookie exchange. 

Kritters Thoughts:  From the beginning, I fell in love with Marnie the main character and her group of friends.  The friends were diverse and from all walks of life which gave the book a realism because we pick up friends in our lives through many different ways.  As I prepare for my first cookie exchange this year, I loved reading how organized and committed these ladies were to this yearly tradition.  

Marnie has quite a group of ladies that surround her.  From a new co-grandma to a friend from high school, she gathers 12 women each year to exchange cookies, stories and their lives.  All while kicking off the holiday season - what a charming tradition.  With recipes for the cookies that are shared at the party, the reader was able to be a part of the cookie club.  My one negative thought was the chapters that described ingredients and gave the history of chocolate, sugar and so on - I thought this was a little weird and would have preferred maybe more back story to the characters than these inserted chapters.  

This is a sweet/sweat story that is worth adding to your list to read for next year's holiday season.  I may even try a recipe or two!  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

GR Oct-Dec Challenge: Happy Holidays

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