The Gathering Table Review

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Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for The Gathering Table by Kathryn Springer! This is the perfect book to get you in the fall mood – today’s the first day of fall after all! This cover just screams fall, and when I saw it I knew I want to learn more about this table and the setting!

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About the Book

The Gathering Table ReviewThe Gathering Table
Author Kathryn Springer
Published by Harlequin
on September 28, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Contemporary, Fiction / Friendship, Fiction / Small Town & Rural, Fiction / Women
Pages: 343

“A feast of small-town charm and characters who feel like dear friends.” —Liz Johnson, bestselling author of The Red Door Inn

From USA TODAY bestselling author Kathryn Springer comes a tale of starting over when life takes an unexpected turn.

Winsome Lake, Wisconsin, is postcard-pretty, but for chef Jessica Keaton it’s also a last resort. Fired from her dream job, Jess is starting over as a live-in cook and housekeeper. When she arrives, she finds her new employer is in rehab after having a stroke, and Jess expects she’ll be all alone in Elaine Haviland’s quaint house. A chef with no one to cook for.

But instead, she encounters a constant stream of colorful visitors who draw her back into the world. As Jess contends with local teenagers, a group of scrappy women and a charming football coach, Elaine faces some battles of her own that extend past her physical challenges. For both of them, all the ingredients for a fulfilling life are within reach, if they’re willing to take a leap. And maybe Jess will start to see that it’s not just what’s on the table that matters—it’s the people gathered round it.

A must-read novel from Love Inspired: Stories to Uplift and Inspire.

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My Perspective

I enjoy reading Love Inspired stories, and The Gathering Table is a great one! Sweet town, charming characters, animals, an adorable hero, and a girl looking for purpose make this book one that won’t be soon forgotten. I like reading about characters like Jess. She has this past she’d like to leave there – in the past. But sometimes you have to face a few things before you can truly move on. Jess’s character grew throughout this book, and I liked seeing her come into her element. And her interactions with Violet (cat) were fun. You also see a softer side to Jess, that I don’t want to discuss too much to avoid spoilers, but it involves a secondary character that I really enjoyed reading about.

Winsome Lake, Wisconsin, is a town I’d love to visit. And thankfully I can any time I want because I have this book lol. But I think readers will find this story is just what they need to settle into the fall season, or any season for that matter. So grab a cup of hot cider, a cozy blanket, and a copy of this book. You’ll thank me later.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Kathryn Springer grew up in a small town where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child, she spent hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of reading – which turned into a desire to tell stories of her own.

Kathryn has written over thirty books and lives and writes on a lake in northern Wisconsin. She enjoys long walks in the woods and the change of seasons (although sometimes she wishes the “change” between winter and spring didn’t last quite so long!) When Kathryn isn’t at the computer, she’s spending time with family and friends, paging through cooking magazines or sitting in the sun. A really, really good day includes all three!

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3 responses to “The Gathering Table Review

  1. Sara Strand

    This sounds like the PERFECT book for fall! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours