Multi-volume author and anthologizer, Linda Joyce, introduces us to an anthology designed to raise money for the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Love Around the Table:
Second chance at love, second chance at life.
Six Southern authors share six great short stories of friendship, family, and romance, and six special recipes of love.
A life-threatening diagnosis triggers forgiveness and healing between two estranged sisters.
A Sister’s Quandary by Rachel Jones
Life shoves an award-winning pastry chef into a big career change where she discovers the depths of true friendship and love.
Layers of Love by Linda Joyce
In rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old black girl and white boy bond over fishing as they navigate the racial waters of the 1930s.
Mississippi Catfish by Constance Gillam
A caregiver son and an activities director at a senior living facility discover the magic powers of love.
No More Lonely Hearts by Marilyn Baron
A harried widower with four young mischievous daughters proves to a wounded woman there’s always room for one more around the table.
Table for Six by Melissa Klein
An unexpected Lazy Susan disaster splatters the news of a famous baseball player reuniting with his small-town sweetheart.
Turning the Table on Love by Ciara Knight
These are great stories! They are an easy read and very entertaining, showcasing that hope and life are often found in the places we least expect. Besides the obvious themes of love and family connecting all these stories, there is a third theme of food. The authors have provided a recipe for one of the foods in their story. The story, “Layers of Love”, involves a pastry chef and food actually plays a major role in the story, second only to the relationships. For so many of us, relationships and food go together like___ you fill in the blank. For me, peanut butter and jam.
These stories explore the pain and joy of relationships in a way that makes me smile inside, even when tears are filling my eyes.
Even if you are sure that romance is not a genre you are interested in, I encourage you to get the book just to support the Ronald McDonald house in Atlanta. I won’t twist your arm to read the book, just to buy it.
I enjoyed these refreshing stories so much, I award 5 stars, even though I found a few spelling errors.
Left to right: Rachel Jones, Constance Gillam, Ciara Knight, Melissa Klein, Linda Joyce, and Marilyn Baron.
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