In The Potluck Club Takes the Cake by Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson, the Potluck girls go through a lot together: a cheating husband, a dead son who comes back to life, an avalanche, and even a wedding at age sixty. Each gal, however, has her own story, making up the rambling but fun episodes of this zany novel.
The Potluck Club is a gathering of ladies who support one another with food and prayer. Each woman tells her own story, so the book is written in first person. As such, it can be difficult reading with the narrator changing in each new chapter. This novel is the second in a series, but the beginning describes the ladies of the Potluck Club so readers will know who they are without having read the first book.
The Potluck Club Takes the Cake is an easy novel for women of all ages to relate to because it covers many relevant issues. Shepherd and Everson have a way of bringing the issues of life out of the darkness without over-exaggerating them. Although it seems by the title and cover art that it would be a romance novel, the book actually has many elements of edgy suspense. This was the first book by the authors that I had read, and although I donít normally pick up romance novels, I quite enjoyed this book. -- Mindy Kreilein, Christian Book Previews.com
Is the Potluck Club becoming the Bridesmaids Club? Wedding plans and romantic desires abound as the six friends continue to share food, friendship, prayer--and new adventures ranging from hilarious to dangerous!
Shocking rumors, family secrets, and a mountain avalanche threaten the friends' sense of security, their relationships, and even their lives. As Evangeline's wedding day draws near, Lisa Leann's matchmaking ways threaten to cause trouble in more than one relationship. Will the Potluck Club be able to put their differences aside and help each other survive the storms of life and love?