Book Review: Table for Seven
On New Year’s Eve, Fran and Will Parrish host a dinner party, serving their friends a gourmet feast. The night is such a success that the group decides to form a monthly dinner party club. But what starts as an excuse to enjoy the company of fellow foodies ends up having lasting repercussions on each member of the Table for Seven Dinner Party Club.
Fran and Will face the possibility that their comfortable marriage may not be as infallible as they once thought. Audrey has to figure out how to move on and start a new life after the untimely death of her young husband. Perfectionist Jaime suspects that her husband, Mark, might be having an affair. Coop, a flirtatious bachelor who never commits to a third date, is blindsided when he falls in love for the first time. Leland, a widower, is a wise counsellor and firm believer that bacon makes everything taste better.
Over the course of a year, against a backdrop of mouthwatering meals, relationships are forged, marriages are tested, and the members of the Table for Seven Dinner Party Club find their lives forever changed.
This book is about relationships, friendships, marriage, emotional support and love. And above all food! It is easy to find how each character is related to another and how they all end up at the dinner table. As the book progresses the relationship between these people change. Some form stronger bonds, some grow apart while some breakdown. As they learn about each other, they also get a deeper understanding of who they are and what they want from life.
The conversations are enjoyable at times and heartbreaking at others. This is an easy light read with an ensemble cast and distinct characters.