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The Sunday Lunch Club by Juliet Ashton

The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don't make any afternoon plans.

Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way.

Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate.

Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future?

Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. 

I thoroughly enjoyed The Sunday Lunch Club.

The Sunday Lunch Club is the story of the Piper family who meet on a semi regular basis to have Sunday Lunches. From the first page I knew I was going to love their lunches and I wasn't wrong. The family is a quirky mix of siblings along with their grandmother, their children and a variety of friends invited along. I loved each and everyone of the characters. I loved seeing their stories unfold and the joy of a new chapter and therefore new lunch where I could catch up with the family and really feel like I was sat amongst them at the table catching on on the recent gossip.

On the face of it this story felt like it was going to just be a light and fluffy read. Don't get me wrong I love that kind of story but I also loved that it went that bit deeper dealing with issues which really tugged at the heart strings.

In short I loved it. I cannot wait to read Juliet's next novel