February 04, 2016
Book Description: “Why won’t you just tell me what’s in that cake?” I’d been trying to get Laine’s recipe for years. We all had.
When all else fails, turn to the divine taste of hummingbird cake.
In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert— is almost a religious experience. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family— even if the threat is something you cannot see.
In this spot-on Southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity, you’ll laugh alongside lifelong friends, navigate the sometimes rocky path of marriage, and roll through the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws . . . from devastating pain to absolute joy. And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way.
My Thoughts: Great premise but overall it was, well, meh. Basically, it's the story of a group of friends as they deal with life. The characters lacked depth and failed to draw me into their friendship circle. I just couldn't relate. I wanted to because their problems are problems many of face - dishonesty, faithlessness, divorce, cancer, etc. The Secret of Hummingbird Cake was an effort at a great story but it fell a little short.
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