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Revell Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook

In the second book of the Potluck Club series, The Potluck ladies are back with more adventures and more food to share. Once again each character has her own back story that takes special meaning in her life: Evie is trying to get attention of her sheriff boyfriend and somehow becomes engaged to another man; Goldie's former husband keeps trying to win her back, and Vonnie brings her long lost son to meet the family of the father he never knew. All of these characters and more are intertwined through their potlucks which bring a sense of togetherness to the story. Together, the women of the Potluck Club talk over their individual problems and issues and teach us about patience, love, and forgiveness. Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson, softcover, 376 pages.
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Customer Reviews for Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook
Review 1 for Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromTrouble's Brewing, The Potluck Club Series #2.
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5 out of 5
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Date:August 12, 2011
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Age:55-65
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I loved reading about all the ladies and their situations.
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Review 2 for Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromTrouble's Brewing, The Potluck Club Series #2.
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Date:March 20, 2007
Once again, I had a grand time while reading this book. It was funny, the characters were fleshed out more, annoying characters made no so annoying anymore, and lots of good food mentioned throughout. People are more open in this book and not afraid to speak what's on their mind. I was really glad that Lisa Leann's daughter put her foot down to her mother's advice column. I felt like it was about time someone put a stop to her gossiping ways and especially from someone who Lisa Leann would actually listen to. It might get confusing at first about who's who, but each character's story is every bit delicious as the recipes they offer. In the last book, I had complained about how Clay felt like an unnecessary character in the story. In this book, he's more apart of the story as we learn more about his personality. In fact, the reader becomes sympathetic towards him and his unrequited feelings toward Donna. The problem with the love triangle is that you want Donna to end up with Vonnie's son but you want Clay to feel happy too. I also wish that Goldie would be able to be free to move on with her life, but I don't think Jack will allow that. You definitely need some goodies while reading this book, because it will give you the munchies. Can't wait for the third!
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Review 3 for Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromTrouble's Brewing, The Potluck Club Series #2.
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Date:October 13, 2006
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Carol
I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the second book of the Potluck Club was even better than the first! The characters are very well rounded and interesting, deep and thoughtful. The ladies go through realistic trials and tribulations and progress and grow in realistic ways. I like that there are not "pat" answers to all the problems, but the ladies learn to trust God more in the midst of all the complications. I'm looking forward to the next installment!
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Review 4 for Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromTrouble's Brewing, The Potluck Club Series #2.
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Date:July 3, 2006
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Flea
Trouble Brewing satisfied my need to know more about Donna and Vonnie and the rest of the Potluck Club. I was glad to see Clay's character develop more, but now am anxious for the next book. This is definitely a series that keeps my interest! The characters are very real, relatable, fascinating. I want to know all of their secrets!
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Review 5 for Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromTrouble's Brewing, The Potluck Club Series #2.
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Date:May 15, 2006
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Harriet Klausner
In Summit View, Colorado, Gold Rush News reporter Clay Whitefield beleieves that the members of The Potluck Club have secrets that he plans to uncover. Currently the Ace Reporter is interested in learning what the youngest and newest associate Deputy Donna Vesey hides behind her visage of toughness as his mind (and his heart) is interested in her. Donnas tragic secret lies in her previous job in Boulder.<P>Meanwhile Evie and her beau seem in love, but both have commitment doubts. Vonnie's biological son from her first marriage that she hid from her spouse has come to visit her though his arrival could end her marriage as she hid that information too. Lizzy's son Tim is leaving his wife to move back in with his parents. Goldie's estranged husband, abetted by their daughter, plots to persuade her to take back the womanizer she tossed out. The Potluck Club is there to help each other, but even the club is in jeopardy due to the antics of bridal shop proprietor and known town crier Lisa Leann spreading gossip.<P>The second Potluck Club tale (see THE POTLUCK CLUB) is a fun ensemble novel that rotates the subplots between the club members giving the book a vignette feel similar to that of Mossy Creek but in Colorado instead of Georgia. Each key thread moves forward with purpose and new ones tantalizingly dangle at the end leading to hopes of a follow-up book. The cast in spite of its size seem real like next door neighbors, and their troubles genuine. Though separate personal filaments are developed they intertwine cleverly like the DNA helix (but six not two strands) as fans of contemporary tales will appreciate Linda Evans Shepherd & Eva Marie Eversons fine character driven drama.<P>Harriet Klausner
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Review 6 for Potluck Club-Trouble's Brewing, The: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromTrouble's Brewing, The Potluck Club Series #2.
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Date:May 4, 2006
The Potluck Club ladies are at it again, and ace reporter Clay Whitefield is still trying to uncover all their secrets. But is he keeping a secret of his own? Hiding behind a tough faade, Deputy Donna is haunted by a failed rescue, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Evie has finally caught the man of her dreams, but the road to romance is unpaved and rocky. Vonnie's birth son has decided to come to Summit View, but his arrival may destroy her marriage. Lisa Leann is opening a Bridal Shop with a dating service. A self-appointed match maker and devoted gossip, she's wreaking havoc among the Club members. Lizzy's son, Tim, is having marriage problems of his own and wants to move back in with mom and dad. Goldie's estranged husband and her daughter are conspiring to get Goldie to take him back, but years of her husband's philandering have her wary. When she meets a man in her new job, will she find her heart to be trustworthy?Trouble brews at every turn, and the ladies need prayer. But when the Potluck Club threatens to break up, can they find glue strong enough to mend it? Funny, endearing and poignant, the members of the Potluck Club walk off the pages and into your life. They're your next door neighbor and pew partner at church. One of them might be you.I loved the first book of the series, and this second one is even better, if that's possible. What I find so fascinating, and frankly amazing about this book, is the way it's written (see tomorrow's interview with Eva Marie Everson). Each author writes three of the characters, yet their stories intertwine seamlessly. As I turned the last page, I was delighted to see there is a third book in the works. I have grown to love the ladies of the Potluck Club, as you will, too. It will be fun to see if Clay ever uncovers all their secrets. Somehow I have my doubts.
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