Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sharing a meal with Nicole Meier...plus a book giveaway

Today we're celebrating the publication of Nicole Meier's latest novel, The Second Chance Supper Club. This novel looks and sounds really good and we're excited to dig in! Nicole is here to tell us more about it and thanks to Get Red PR, we have one copy to give away!

Nicole Meier is a native Southern Californian who pulled up roots and moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband, three children, and one very nosey Aussiedoodle.


Her debut novel, The House of Bradbury, was chosen as a Best Book of 2016 by Refinery29. Her sophomore novel, The Girl Made of Clay (reviewed here), was recently named a Top Book according to Bookbub readers. 

Nicole's works have been published in The Oregonian, Cascade Journal, Southern Oregon Magazine, Women Writers Women’s Books, Brazen Woman, and more. (Bio adapted from Nicole's website.)

Visit Nicole online:
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Synopsis:
Ginny and Julia Frank had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, their paths are about to intersect. Broadcast journalist Julia has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a hasty and desperate decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the only soul left to turn to: her estranged sister, Ginny.

The owner of a clandestine supper club hidden in the Arizona desert, Ginny has a lot on her plate. The last thing she wants is more drama—or the burden of nursing her younger sister’s wounded ego. Her young adult daughter Olive is enough to deal with. But family is family. Besides, Ginny can use the help in more ways than one, and she’s going to make sure Julia pulls her weight.


As a tenuous reunion reopens old wounds, Julia and Ginny have no choice but to confront the pain and betrayals of the past. Will working to keep the secret supper club running be just what they need to find common ground and a path toward forgiveness, or will the increasing stress push them even further apart?


Warm, comforting and brimming with hope, THE SECOND CHANCE SUPPER CLUB is the perfect reminder of the unique bonds that make up a family.


The Second Chance Supper Club is as warm and comforting as one of chef Ginny’s signature dishes. Meier writes with insight and heart, offering readers a vivid peek at the intriguing world of private supper clubs in this life-affirming story of three women reconnecting with the ones who matter most.” —Amy Mason Doan, author of The Summer List and Summer Hours

“The Second Chance Supper Club is a book to be savored. Meier expertly weaves the stories of two grieving sisters with humor, tenderness, and hope. Upon finishing this scrumptious book, I felt as one would feel after a good meal: satisfied but wishing I could take just one more bite.”
—Jennifer Gold, author of The Ingredients of Us

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
A reader wrote a review saying my book made her "ugly cry." I loved that I was able to evoke such emotion in my story. We all need a good cry now and then, right?

What was the inspiration behind The Second Chance Supper Club?
A couple of years ago I saw a film at an indie film festival. It was a documentary on underground dining. I'd never heard of the concept before, but knew instantly that I wanted to include some kind of culinary speakeasy in my next book. It was a lot of fun.

If The Second Chance Supper Club were made into a movie, who would play the lead roles?
Oh! I love this question. For the younger ambitious sister, Julia, I might pick Kristen Bell. For her older bossy sister, I would love someone like Laura Linney.

What is your favorite memory from elementary school?
Going to the library and checking out books.

What TV series are you currently binge watching?
A few! Dead to Me, Big Little Lies, and about a half dozen Food Network shows.

What is the strangest thing residing in your purse/handbag?
Oh, gosh. I'm a minimalist in that department. I just stick my credit card in my phone case and away I go!

Thanks to Nicole for chatting with us and to Get Red PR for sharing her book with our readers.


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21 comments:

Michelle L said...

I was estranged from one of my sisters for several years, and yes, we did reunite.

Jeanne said...

Yes, and unfortunately we are still estranged. Some people use a lot of energy to carry a grudge but I’ve moved on. The door will always be open and I remain hopeful to reunite one day.

Kelley B said...

No not estranged but a bit rocky at times.

Linda Marie said...

I have never been estranged from one of my 3 sisters or my brother. I could never imagine! But I do know ALOT of friends who have and it is very sad. Would love to read this book!

Tatum Rangel said...

I've never been estranged from family members.

traveler said...

I am estranged from my brother and sister. I have tried very hard to get along and have a relationship but it is always a failure and now that we are old it probably is hopeless. I worked hard because it meant a great deal to me but they do not value this at all.

Jessica said...

No I haven' thankfully!

Linda May said...

I was estranged from my sister-in-law for what she went behind my husband and my back and did and it took a couple of months before things got better and the worst part about it was that my husband her brother was dealing with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer and was on Hospice.

diannekc said...

No, I've never been estranged from my family.

Jamie Gillespie said...

Thankfully, I have never been estranged from anyone in my family.

Nancy said...

No. I have never been estranged from a member of our family.


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Mary Preston said...

No, we are all close.

Nancy Payette said...

Sort of. They have demons they are dealing with. Something they have to do themselves. Still family but rarely speak.

bn100 said...

n/a

Peggy Russo said...

I've never really been estranged from a family member. Lost touch with some cousins but we did reconnect.

Tiffany Van Zee said...

I actually am estranged from a few family members. But to be honest, they are not good people and maintaining a relationship was an emotional drain. Better that I am in a healthy place mentally and emotionally than trying to force a relationship with toxic people for the sake of appearances and family solidarity. DNA doesn't entitle you to a relationship with me or my children. Your actions do.

Lynn said...

Have been estranged from husband's twin sister after his parents died. My husband died 45 years of age, 1992) before they did, so she cut my daughter from everything and has never reached out again.

Rita Wray said...

No I haven't.

StoreyBookLover said...

Thankfully, I have not been estranged from a family member. Thank you for the opportunity!

Bonnie K. said...

I've never been estranged from any family members but my mother has put a stop to visits from her father when I was a little kid. I won't go into details. From what she has said, it's warranted.

Amy C said...

Yes, for a few months, but the relationship was patched up and we get along great now.