The Christmas Cookie Club By Ann Pearlman
I did enjoy reading this book, The layout I found lovely with a recipe at the beginning of each members chapter with Marnie the main characters story and narrative running alongside the individual stories. I also loved the pages about the origins of staple ingredients e.g Flour, Sugar, Chocolate and nuts plus many more I learnt alot of interesting information about each ingredient however at times I felt it interrupted the story as I just wanted to carry on with the story on to the next chapter. perhaps this would have been nice as a extra chapter at the end all clustered together. Ann pearlman has wrote each character with love and care making the reader feel like the next 'cookie Virgin' of the group. Each member has there own troubles in there lives yet they all seem to bind together really nicely none are left out on a limb like other similar books I have read. Although I did feel that at times Marnie's daughters story was getting a tad repetitive at times like Pearlman was running out of steam and throwing it into the story abit too much.
Overall this was a very nice easy read, very festive and cosy. Made me want to set my own christmas cookie club with my girlfriends. I will defiantly be recommending to a friend and be reading Ann Pearlman in the future.