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Friendship Cake: A Novel
by Lynne Hinton | Literature & Fiction
Registered by lovemylife of Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on 9/8/2010
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by JennyC1230): travelling

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4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, September 08, 2010

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This book is on its way to love2cook. 

Journal Entry 2 by winglove2cookwing at Pearland, Texas USA on Monday, September 13, 2010

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Received this book from lovemylife in a Box of Books RABCK. Thank you so much. 

Journal Entry 3 by winglove2cookwing at Pearland, Texas USA on Friday, November 12, 2010

6 out of 10

This book is now reserved for the Glorious Food bookbox. 

Journal Entry 4 by winglove2cookwing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Friday, December 10, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (12/13/2010 UTC) at Springville, Tennessee USA


This book is now in The Glorious Food Bookbox on it's way back to it's home in Tennessee with bookstogive. 

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Monday, January 03, 2011

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This book returned in the Food Glorious Food Bookbox, it looks good! Thanks for including it and I will give it a read then pass it on.

From Publishers Weekly
How many Southern women does it take to put together a cookbook? Five, in Hinton's sincere but frothy debut novel, in which several female congregants of the appropriately named Hope Springs Community Church in North Carolina decide to create a cookbook; each has her own special recipe to share and a story to tell. On the cookbook committee are pragmatic Margaret, whose down-home wisdom makes her the community confidant; 63-year-old Louise, nursing the unrequited love of her life, another woman, through Alzheimer's; Beatrice, with a finger in everyone else's pie; Jessie, the only black woman in the all-white congregation; and Reverend Charlotte Stewart, their first woman preacher. The project originates as a form of female bonding through food, but as the committee holds meetings to review their progress, a lot more is stirred up than soups and stews. Also on the table are death and sex, friendship and love. The characters introduce themselves in the opening chapters, and their voices are like a potluck dinner, unsophisticated and oddly comforting. Hinton, herself a North Carolina pastor, successfully endows Charlotte with all of the self-doubts that a cleric might feel facing her first congregation. Mostly, though, this is thin fare, with complex issues like interracial marriage and the tragic death of a child resolved by one easy remedy: love.  

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookstogivewing at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/5/2012 UTC) at Woodstock, Georgia USA


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Journal Entry 7 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Journal Entry 8 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

7 out of 10

My Review: I really enjoyed this book! It reminds me of The Help or the movie Steel Magnolias. It's about the relationships of these women with each other.

Saved for a bookbox. 

Journal Entry 9 by JennyC1230 at SoHo Bagel OBCZ - Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/18/2012 UTC) at SoHo Bagel OBCZ - Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock, Georgia USA


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