Author: Elizabeth Berg
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Random House
Published: November 19, 2019
Book Description: When a group of friends in Mason, Missouri, decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings—talking, laughing, and sharing recipes, homemade food, and wine—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.
They invite Iris Winters and Maddy Harris to join, and their timing couldn’t be better. Iris is conflicted about her feelings for a charming but troubled man, and Maddy has come back home from New York to escape a problem too big to handle alone. The club offers exactly the kind of support they need to help them make some difficult decisions.
The Confession Club is charming, heartwarming, and inspiring. And as in the previous books that take place in Mason, readers will find friendship, community, and kindness on full display.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: This is the third book in Elizabeth Berg’s the Mason series. Many people just loved the first book The Story of Arthur Truluv and the follow-up Night of Miracles. I myself was excited to see a third installment of this book.
This story revolves a group of woman who have a supper club, but it quickly turns into a place that they can confess and share things they would never do otherwise. If you read the other books you will recognize Maddy and Iris who have been mainstays throughout the series, however there are so many new characters in this book.
The idea of this book was really good, but I found myself thinking there were too many characters that I found I lost interest in a lot of the story lines. Ultimately, I still loved Iris and Maddy and that ended up being where I had the most focus.
This is a nice addition to the series, but ultimately for me, this will be a forgettable story. However, it was nice spending some time back in Mason.
Thank you NetGalley and Random House for an advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.