This is a type of book I don t usually read but Elizabeth Berg s The Story of Arthur Truluv was pressed upon me by a lot of people like stones were pressed upon Giles Corey Just the name Truluv broke my cute meter But unlike poor Giles, I was left smiling I was pleasantly surprised I really liked it I gave it four stars and noted that while Berg s writing is so simple it reads like a primer, the characters are loveable and it s a quick and satisfying read This is 3 in the series she began with Truluv but it s not necessary to have read the other two, although if you re going to pick one, pick 1 This book is simple and sweet and there are fond reminders of Truluv and Lucille The women of The Confession Club are kind and well meaning Their confessions mad 3.
5 StarsThe Confession Clubis a group of women located in the small community of Mason, Missouri, former home of Arthur Truluv, and includes some of thenotable characters that appeared in the first two books of thisMasontrilogy, as well as new, equally unforgettable characters For those who have not readThe Story of Arthur Truluv A Novel , or her follow up bookNight of Miracles A Novel,the main connection makingThe Confession Cluba part of this series are the people who knew and remember Arthur, and Arthur is only there in the memories shared by those people The Confession Club was born out of what was originally a monthly gathering of the women in this town, a chance to catch up, vent, share stories, talk about books, and swap re
There s a certain type of story or book that I classify as a Good Housekeeping tale This moniker comes from my childhood, when I would read stories from my mother s magazines such as Redbook and Good Housekeeping I haven t read either of those magazines in many years, so what I remember from way, WAY back then may not still hold true, but this is my memory Redbook stories were often edgy, with subjects and endings that didn t conform to a set pattern, and although certainly not what I would call risqu , the themes were definitely adult I loved them Good Housekeeping stories, on the other hand, were usually muchpredictable The stories were mostly wholesome, romantic, boy meets girl tales, with tied up in a neat little bow endings Entertaining enough, but a little boring and often sweet enough to set your teeth on edge Can The story flowed well enough but I was a bit disappointed in the ending.
I have a confession to make I didn t really love the chapters which focused on the intimate confessions made at the weekly supper club, formed by the women who have taken Iris s baking classes But, I ve never been one to enjoy chit chat or making small talk at parties Thankfully, this club wasn t really the focus of the story As with Mason 1 and Mason 2 it s a story of a town that offers second chances and new beginnings It s always nice to catch up with the charming residents of Mason, Missouri, but this third installment is not nearly as touching as The Story of Arthur Truluv Mason 1 Not even close Definitely start there if this is a series that you plan on reading.
Thank You to Netgalley, Random House and Elizabeth Berg for the digital ARC that I received in exchange for a candid review This title will be available on Nov 1 I received a free e copy of The Confession Club Mason 3 from NetGalley for my honest review.
The Confession Club is about a group of women of different ages who stumble upon the cleansingh experience of confessing private or personal things to a group of friends The women in this group take turns confessing, in the effort of relieving themselves of guilt This also deepens their friendship and relationships with the friends in the group.
A very sweet and entertaining story filled with friends and neighbors that you wish you had A story of love, redemption, friendship, second chances and compassion.
In this installment of the Mason, Missouri series, a Supper Club turns into a Confession Club, where the women disclose the secret parts of their lives Intimacy grows when we learn that our friends aren t perfect and we all carry these things inside of us That s what life is, at its best A confession club people admitting to doubts and fears and failures That s what brings us closer to one another, our imperfections I love Elizabeth Berg because her writing often gives a voice to what s in my heart, but she says it mucheloquently than I could Unfortunately, of the 3 books in this series, this was my least favorite I loved that the club had members of varying ages, including women of a certain age However, the confessions often fell into the silly stealing make up or the TMI sex lives A Captivating Novel From The Bestselling Author Of The Story Of Arthur Truluv, A Group Of Women In Mason, Missouri Discover That Best Friends Are Made By Sharing SecretsIt All Started As A Supper Club, A Group Gathering Monthly To Share Homemade Dinners, Until The Night One Woman Made A Startling Revelation After That, The Confession Club Decided To Meet Weekly To Feast Not Only On Dinner, But On Admissions Of Misdeeds, Embarrassments, And Insecurities When Iris Winters And Maddy Harris Are Invited Download Epub Format Ó The Confession Club PDF by Ú Elizabeth Berg To The Club, They Find That It S Just What Each Of Them Needs Iris Hasn T Yet Told Anyone About The Unlikely Man Who Has Captured Her Attention, And Maddy Has Come Back Home To Escape A Problem Too Big For Her To Confront The Confession Club Is A Heartwarming And Illuminating Book About Women, Friendship, And How Sharing The Secrets We Re Afraid Of Revealing Can Actually Bring Us Closer The Confession Club is the third book in Elizabeth Berg s Mason series, and hopefully not the last Though this book can be read as a stand alone novel, I do suggest reading the other two books first, as they add depth to the characters and to the story It is a quick read and is a perfect way to spend a chilly, rainy afternoon inside.
In a nutshell, The Confession Club is about a group of women who meet monthly, in a manner similar to a book club However, instead of discussing a book, each month one of the women shares a personal story that she feels the needs to confess The other women do not judge the storyteller for her sin, but rather comfort and support her Dovetailed with the stories of The Confession Club is the plot line of Iris, who teaches baking classe