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The Second Chance Supper Club

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  494 ratings  ·  192 reviews
Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings.

They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sisters’ paths are about to intersect.

Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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A delectable tale blended with all the ingredients you need for a perfect heartwarming read.
•A generous dose of heart.
• A sizable dollop of conflict.
• A heaping spoonful of misunderstanding.
• A liberal sprinkling of drama.
• A peppering of romance.

A delightful mixture of food, family, and fun! The story of two sisters Julia and Ginny Who not only find their way back to each other, but also rediscover themselves. A second chance at sisterhood, a second chance at l
Larry H
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nicole Meier's new book is a story about reconnecting (with family and yourself), finding your path to happiness, and food. (Perhaps not necessarily in that order, lol!)

Julia is the host of a national morning show. She’s at the pinnacle of a career she’s fought so hard for, yet every day she’s pressured to be better, pick up more viewers, do something different. When that pressure becomes too much to bear, she takes a risk that winds up exploding in her face.

Licking her w
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love an emotional read, and The Second Chance Supper Club brought on alllll the emotions.

Julia and her sister Ginny were close until a tragedy separated them for years.

Julia is a journalist, and she’s filled her life with her career and her fiance. She makes a bad choice, though, and it threatens to destroy her career. She turns to her sister for help.

Ginny is the owner of a supper club in the desert of Arizona. She has her own share of responsibilities, but she can’t turn her
Louise Wilson
Sep 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Tinny and Julia are sisters who were once close, but they had a huge fight after their parents death. They have been estranged for three years. Julia is a broadcast journalist who makes a Hugh mistake whilst doing an interview. She is suspended and turns to her sister, Ginny for a shoulder to cry on even though they have not seen or spoke to each other for a long while. Ginny runs an underground supper club in Arizona. She has her own problems, she barely makes ends meet. She tells Julia that sh ...more
Sep 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
The Second Chance Supper Club by Nicole Meier is the story of sisters, second chances and delicious food. After the death of their parents, sisters Julia and Ginny had a misunderstanding that led them to being estranged for many years. Julia is a broadcast journalist who seems to have the perfect life: a successful handsome fiancé and a thriving respected career. When she makes a decision on-air that affects her whole future, she is forced to revaluate her life choices and flees from New York to ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do not read this book at night, it will make you hungry!

This is a book about two sisters.  A relationship that was once strong, is now broken.  I don't have a sister myself, but I love reading about them.

Ginny is the big sister that I liked right away.  She dropped everything in the wake of tragedy and moved from the bright lights of New York City to the desert heat in Arizona.  She has made a lot of sacrifices in her life including going into debt running her underground
⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5

The Second Chance Supper Club by Nicole Meier is an emotional but endearing look at family and putting your life back together when things fall apart.

What it's about: Sisters Julia and Ginny have been estranged for years, ever since their parents died in a freak accident and Ginny went home to Arizona to pick up the pieces while Juli/>What
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First time reading this author. Very well written and awesome characters. I loved every minute of the story and hated to see it end. A very hard book to put down. A heartwarming story about family, second chances, love and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book!
Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)
I'm not sure about you, but I've failed a LOT of things the first time. And sometimes you don't get a second chance! When we've all got a limited time on this Earth - you kinda want to get most of it right - the first time!

The Second Chance Supper Club was chock full of possible do-overs and second chances and packed with ALL the emotions! But I think my most favorite part was the trio of women that carried this story. All three in different, tough situations but all three were also
Nicole Meier
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm so excited to bring this story of family, forgiveness, lost hope and new beginnings to readers this September! I hope you enjoy the journey of Julia, Ginny and Olive as much as I enjoyed writing it! Happy reading!
Liz Fenton
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I devoured every word of The Second Chance Supper Club by Nicole Meier! It is a tasty delight that will please any palette.
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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Julia Frank has reached a level of success she's always dreamed about in broadcast journalism.  The problem is she didn't realize there would be so much pressure to maintain it.  
After a risky on-air claim against the mayor, Julia finds her reputation in ruins and she's forced off the air while the station does damage control.  Too embarrassed to stick around the city, she hastily boards a plane for Arizona to visit her sister, leaving her fiancee James to figure out what's going on.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an early peek at this, and here are my thoughts:
In Nicole Meier’s third novel, the scent of sagebrush and mesquite leaps off the page, as does a complex, rich relationship between two sisters. This is a devour-in-one-sitting read that is as atmospheric as it is emotionally resonant.
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this quick, heartwarming read about three strong women finding their way and coming together.

Although the story followed a predictable path, the journey was an enjoyable one and the characters so relatable. Right around the late 30s/early 40s seems to be an age when many women take stock and get more comfortable with their true selves. Watching Ginny and Julia get to that place just as Ginny’s daughter Olive was beginning the journey of adulthood was the perfect way to show
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
A story of Mothers, Daughters, and sister that are no longer close.
A club with meals that sound so good, just the perfect place to start to work on bonding and work on their relationships and just maybe forgiveness will take place.
I love stories full of hope, healing and lots of love. You all are sure to devour this one.
This is a 4 star must read.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are o
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours and @getredpr for my stop on the tour for #TheSecondChanceSupperClub by @nicolemeierwrites (out NOW) this was such a light and fun hearted read and just what I needed in terms of a reading pallet cleanser between all the thrillers I’ve been reading. A tale of the power of sisterhood when two estranged sisters Ginny and Julia are forced back into each other’s lives, this book gave me a bunch of feels. I won’t give anything further away in plot (see synopsis below) ...more
Kari Ann Sweeney
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
2.5 stars. It was ok. Alright- in full disclosure, I almost moved this to the DNF pile at about 1/3 of the way in. Ultimately I decided I was enjoying it enough to keep reading.

I like to end on a high note- so first, the Not-So-Great. There is nothing glaringly off about the writing or the story- it just didn't grab me. I couldn't connect to any of the characters. The big tension didn't seem big enough for the resulting fall out. It was missing some essential ingredient (see what I did there?).
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nicole Meier’s The Second Chance Supper Club is a beautiful story about reconnecting with family and self-discovery in order to pick up the pieces and restart when life has kicked you down a few pegs.

The story follows the lives of Julia and Ginny, and each chapter alternates between their POVs. Julia and Ginny haven’t spoken to one another in years. After their parents died in a tragic accident, Ginny left her incredibly successful life in NYC as one of the top chefs to pick up the r
Linda Zagon
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nicole Meier, Author of  "The Second Chance Supper Club" has written an emotional, captivating, intriguing, and thought-provoking novel. I love the way the author vividly describes and writes about her characters, landscape, markets, florists and food. I appreciate the comparison of city vs. country life. The Genres for this story are Fiction and Women's Fiction. The author describes her dramatic cast of characters as complex and complicated. The theme of this book is sisters, mothers and daught ...more
Nicole Meier, author of The Second Chance Supper Club, has written an intriguing, emotional and captivating novel.

This is a delightful told story of the fragile bonds between mothers, daughters, and estranged sisters. Set in the picturesque Arizona desert, I really admired the way Nicole Meier vividly describes the characters, landscape and food. Sisters Ginny and Julia must cope with betrayal and loss whilst working together at a secret supper club along with Ginny's daughter, Olive. The cover
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sisters Ginny and Julia were once close until a fight after their parents death caused them to become estranged. Julia a journalist makes a career ending mistake during an interview, and she’s suspended. Ginny is barely making ends meet running an underground supper club in Arizona with the help of her daughter olive . Julia leaves New Your and ends up in Arizona wanting to reevaluate her life and where it’s going. When Julia arrives at Ginny’s door she wants to shut the door. Instead she puts J ...more
Kaira Rouda
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Second Chance Supper Club is a glorious celebration of new beginnings, sisterhood, and the healing power of food. A wonderful story!
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, fiction
In a story of betrayal, family, hope, and second chances, two sisters reunite over some culinary delights in the Arizona foothills.

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Ok, to be completely honest, I was THIS close to marking this one as DNF. I was a whole THIRD of the way into the book and just couldn't slog my way through the third-person cyclically redundant helping of blame and shuttered vulnerability tha
Carolyn Stumpf
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book by Nicole Meier. The Second Chance Supper Club is just that... all about second chances.
Two estranged sisters, Ginny and Julia get a second chance at a relationship. They end up needing to lean on each other and their bond is strong than ever.
Ginny and her daughter get a second chance as well. Olive, Ginny’s daughter, has been unable to pursue her passions since she’s had to help her mom run her supper club. Once Julia steps in to help, olive is more free to pur
Amber Cowie
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There were many moments as I read this beautiful book that I felt transported to the world it created. I had a dream after finishing it that I too was able to create dishes so delicious it changed my life and those of others as well. I was captivated from the first sentence and entranced by the end, as if I had been served an elaborate, rich and perfectly prepared meal. If I could award this book a Michelin star, I would, but for now, I’ll stick with the five shiny ones above.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly feel bad about this review. I usually love all the Lake Union books but this one was just not one that I found enjoyable. It had good parts no doubt and I finished it but it took way longer than it should have. It was a disappointment for me. I’m in the minority about that I know but I have to be honest.

While the story had some good parts I didn’t like any of the characters. To me Olive was just a spoiled young lady who needed to be brought down to earth and appreciate all
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
I love a good, well written women's fiction novel. So, when I read the blurb for this novel, I jumped on the chance to review it. My thoughts? It was fantastic. Meier has beautiful talent and knows how to create emotionally moving moments and characters that are chiseled perfectly with flaws. And, let's not forget the yummy cover! I mean it speaks to my food loving heart instantly!

I loved following Ginny,and Julia through their journey of being estranged, through their journey of tragedy and ho
Anne Marie
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a book about sisters, This one is about Julia a morning show news anchor who makes an on air mistake that puts her career in jeopardy. Ginny a famous NYC chef who quit her job after her parents pass to tie up their estate. Both sisters have not talked to each other for 3 years after the passing of their parents. Both blaming the other fir things that were said and done 3 years earlier. This book made you fall is love with both sisters. I found myself rooting for them to make up! This was ...more
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Second Chance Supper Club is the story of Sisters, Starting over, taking risks and second chances .
Estranged sisters Ginny and Julia reconnect after Julia makes a huge mistake at work and returns home to Arizona.
Ginny runs a secret underground supper club out of her house ( I never knew these existed)
These sisters lost touch after life sent them in different directions. Not only do they work our their differences , they actually inspire each other to take chances and change the
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