When a group of friends in Mason, Missouri, decide to start a monthly supper club, the plan for congenial evenings—talking, laughing, and sharing recipes—abruptly changes course one night when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate. The supper club then becomes Confession Club, and the women gather weekly to share not only dinners but embarrassing misdeeds, deep insecurities, and long-held regrets. From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv.
... contains the same heartwarming, uplifting stories that readers have come to love in the previous books while introducing new characters and revisiting old friends in the small Missouri town of Mason ... Second chances, new hopes, and heartwarming humor abound in this book. Berg strikes the perfect note of sentimental and uplifting, without wandering into the sappy or overdone ... This is a book that’s easy to get lost in.
... the Confession Club only forms the framework of this tale, serving as provocateur, comic relief, affirming Greek chorus ... you can bet the Confession Clubbers (whose presence, to be honest, sometimes feels intrusive) have their say ... You needn’t have read the previous Mason installments to savor The Confession Club, although your appreciation of the warm world Berg has created will deepen, Her language is gentle, her stories complex: simple outside and rich inside, like a pound cake from Iris’ kitchen.
Berg is a natural storyteller, and here she creates a genuine group of women, old friends and new, for readers to cozy up to. Even minor characters come to life with sincerity and charm. The Confession Club shows that family doesn’t have to be defined in the traditional sense, home isn’t always where we expect it to be, and the love of friends is all we really need.