BookClubSandwich Discusses ‘The Kitchen Daughter’

by Kim on July 25, 2011 · 10 comments

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Today’s the big day when BookClubSandwich will be chatting about Jael McHenry’s book The Kitchen Daughter. I managed to finally finish the book over the weekend while on a road trip from Madison to Morris and back to find a house for Boyfriend, Hannah, and I. Fourteen hours in the car leaves plenty of time for reading (and napping).

Overall, I enjoyed The Kitchen Daughter. Some parts were a little cheesy, but the magical elements weren’t overdone and I connected with the different characters as I read. The plot also managed to have some unexpected twists, which kept me surprised. I’ll have more of my thoughts on the book later this week. For now, the main discussion post for the week will be over at Andi’s (Estella’s Revenge), so head on over there sometime today to get started. I’ll post a wrap up here at the end of the week. Thanks for chatting with us!

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bermudaonion (Kathy) July 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I loved this book and will look for the discussion on Andi’s blog.

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Kim July 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Glad you liked it – can’t wait to see what you think!

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Julie @ Read Handed July 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Hi Kim, new follower here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book – I have it on my TBR shelf and I have heard lots of good things about it. I’ll look for your detailed thoughts later this week!

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Kim July 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I’d heard a lot of good things about it before reading it too. I’m glad we decided to read this one for the book club.

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Andi July 26, 2011 at 6:41 am

Another one I didn’t have much luck with! Ack! I think I just had a really hard time getting into Ginny’s character. She made me testy!

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Kim July 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Dang! You’ve had no luck with our picks. I hope the next one is better :) Ginny made me a little testy too, but in a good way.

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Andi July 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Yeah, I’m beginning to wonder if my interest in foodie books is waning or if I’ve just read so many at this point (on my own) that it takes more to impress? I dunno, but it’s disheartening. I could force myself to finish, but since I read all the time (teaching lit classes), I’ve had a hard time making myself finish extracurricular books. Kinda sucks!

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Kim August 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

It could be once you read a lot of similar books, its easy to get burned out or want to skip over the less awesome ones. That’s a bummer though!

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Savvy Working Gal July 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I read this book while on vacation. I thought it had an intresting enough story, but like you thought it was a bit cheesy at times and overall just an okay book. Part of the problem could be I prefer nonfiction.

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Kim August 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Agreed — there were some cheesy parts, but on the whole it was a book I wanted to keep reading, which is usually a good sign. I’ve been on a fiction kick lately, but hope to get back to nonfiction soon.

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