By Darien Gee
An nameless present sends a girl on a trip she by no means can have expected. One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her five-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive domestic to discover an unforeseen present at the entrance porch: a selfmade loaf of Amish Friendship Bread and a straightforward observe: i'm hoping you take pleasure in it. additionally integrated are a bag of starter, directions on the way to make the bread herself, and a request to proportion it with others. nonetheless reeling from a private tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was her ally, Julia is still at a loss as to find out how to circulate on along with her lifestyles. She’d simply as quickly toss the nameless present, yet to make Gracie satisfied, she consents to bake the bread. whilst Julia meets newbies to the small city of Avalon, Illinois, she sparks a connection by means of providing them her additional bread starter. Widow Madeline Davis is laboring to maintain her tea salon afloat whereas Hannah Wang de Brisay, a famed live performance cellist, is at a crossroads, her occupation and marriage having come to an abrupt finish. within the hot kitchen of Madeline’s tea salon, the 3 girls forge a friendship that may switch their lives eternally. very quickly, every person in Avalon is baking Amish Friendship Bread. yet whilst the city unites for a benevolent reason and Julia turns into ever in the direction of her new acquaintances, she realizes the profound necessity of confronting the painful previous she stocks along with her sister. approximately lifestyles and loss, friendship and neighborhood, foodstuff and family members, Friendship Bread tells the uplifting tale of what endures while even the unthinkable occurs.
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