The Second Chance Supper Club – Book Review

Just finished listening to The Second Chance Supper Club by Nicole Meier

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Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings.

They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sisters’ paths are about to intersect.

Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a ruinous decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the only soul left to turn to: her estranged sister, Ginny.

The owner of a clandestine supper club hidden in the Arizona desert, Ginny Frank has a lot on her plate. The last thing she wants is more drama—or the burden of nursing her younger sister’s wounded ego. But family is family. Besides, Ginny can use the help in more ways than one, and she’s going to make sure Julia pulls her weight.

As a tenuous reunion reopens old wounds, Julia and Ginny have no choice but to confront the pain and betrayals of the past. Will working to keep the secret supper club running be just what they need to find common ground and a path toward forgiveness, or will the increasing stress push them even further apart?

No. of pages :- 267 Pages

Date Published :- September 2019

Genre:- Rural Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction

Nicole Meier

Nicole Meier is the author of The House of Bradbury, The Girl Made of Clay, and The Second Chance Supper Club. She is a native Southern Californian who pulled up roots and moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband, three children, and one very nosy Aussiedoodle. Visit her at

Here’s the nutshell of the story. Julia Frank seems to have a successful career as a broadcast journalist but one day, her career seems to have just ended when she asked the mayor of New York a question on live that seemed to have angered him. She then flees to Arizona to get away from the chaos and tries to reunite with her estranged sister, Ginny. Ginny used to be a former chef who also used to live in New York but now is running a secret supper club in her house during the night. This is the story about how the two estranged sisters trying to patch up their relationship.

So here are the things I liked about the book.

  • I would say that the book was well written. I like the way the author has used the description that makes the reader feel as if they are in Arizona with the characters.
  • The description of the food was amazing and made me feel hungry and mouth watering!
  • I also like the book cover because I thought it looked cute!
  • Another good thing about the book is it is actually a quick read and didn’t take too much time to finish the book!

Now the things I didn’t like the book

  • I did not like the characters at all, particularly Julia and Olive, Ginny’s daughter. To me, Julia sounds like a whiny naive character–I mean she is a journalist and shouldn’t she at least try to save her at least her reputation by proving her point? Also Olive sounded more like a whiny teenager than a twenty one year old.
  • I do like the story about the two estranged sisters getting back together to renew their relationship but then some parts of the story doesn’t sound realistic

Overall, this book is a good quick and cosy read. Worth three stars!

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