The Confession Club (Mason #3) by Elizabeth Berg
ebook, 304 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Random House
About the Book:
It 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 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.
Love is like a butterfly—you do better letting it land on you than trying to capture it.
So I began reading Ms. Berg's The Confession Club and found myself drawn in right from the start. Elizabeth Berg is a character-oriented writer who is absolutely brilliant in her ability to create personalities that are vibrant and believable - and that includes every age, from 8-88. There's a hint of "Our Town" in a way that is very appealing. The book covers life in the small Missouri town of Mason. The individual characters' stories are fascinating all by themselves. Berg's choreography intertwines the characters, both new and old.
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.
The Confession Club is uplifting, but never saccharine, so I absolutely adored it. This is the third book in the series, there is no need to read the other two but I highly recommend you do. Now that I've read all three Mason books I'm going to read the other two books again, then return to this one for another look at the entirety of the town and its fascinating citizens. I don't want to say more - no spoilers - but even if this is not your genre, you may well love it as much as I did. When a writer is so good at creating realistic and compelling characters, genre is not an issue...even though she is my favourite author. In a word...this book is wowsome.
Thank you NetGalley, Elizabeth Berg and Random House Publishing Group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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