Friendship Bread Review & Giveaway

Whether you’re buying a stranger a cup of hot chocolate, sharing a tube of toothpaste or giving someone a starter bag of Friendship bread… sometimes all it takes to make a difference in your world is a simple act of kindness!

Last summer I received a copy of Friendship Bread: A Novelby Darian Gee. This book introduces you to a random mix of unrelated residents who live in the city of Avalon. Friendship Bread is the story of betrayal, loss, depression, anger, forgiveness, love, loyalty, and renewal of dreams. Life is hard and doesn’t always make sense, but these strangers become friends and find that sometimes the smallest gestures lead to the strongest bonds.

The first few chapters introduce you to the characters. Then the author Darien Gee begins to weave it all together. This is a compelling story – one that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the way to the end.

Since last summer, I have made quite a few loaves of Friendship Bread. It is a family favorite!

Read the first chapter here….

About the author:
Darien Gee is an author, wife, and mother of three. She’s a Libra Monkey, a chocoholic, and of late, an Amish Friendship Bread addict. A former California resident, Darien served on the board of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and ZYZZYVA, an award-winning literary journal.

This book is getting released in paperback on May 1, 2012 and the author Darien Gee is going to send one of you readers one of the first paperback prints!

Just fill out the entries below! US entries only. Ends May 1, 2012.

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  1. Kristen Wick says

    Just saw the recipe on her blog! I would love to read the book then pass it along with the bread.

  2. Kayelynn says

    Ive been looking for the Starter recipe for a long time. Thanks for posting it..

  3. Kayelynn says

    Liked it on Facebook..Looks like a great book. and def something to pass on to a good friend !

  4. Yoonmee says

    I read the “What’s Baking in Our Kitchen” entry. Those cinnamon raisin walnut muffins look delicious!

  5. kelly says

    Love all bread. Learned from her blog she lives on the same island as me! Maybe I’ll run into her at the farmers market:)

  6. Melinda says

    I loved the Amish Bread 101…Start with basics. I’m really enjoying Cooking blogs.

  7. Sunnie says

    I read that you divide it into 4 portions, one to keep and three to pass on.

  8. Janet F says

    I read what is amish friendship bread?.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Janet F says

    I like reallifedeals on FB – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Nancy says

    I read that there’s a recipe on her site for Chocolate Caramel brownies – yummy!

  11. says

    I like you on Facebook.
    Nicole S. Bangert##

    I have gone to some Twitter parties with Friendship Bread Kitchen – they are SO NICE there. I’d love to win the book.

  12. Linda Komondy says

    Visited the blog .. read the recipe for chocolate caramel brownies – can’t wait to try them!

  13. Linda Komondy says

    “Liked” Friendship Bread on FB. Looking forward to reading the book!

  14. Robin Scott says

    Kate Jacobs, author of the Friday Night Knitting Club, recommends this book (posted on the blog)

  15. ann says

    I like friendship bread on facebook and also left a comment about real life deals sending me there


  16. ann says

    You can get a chance to win a nook if you write a review of friendship bread.

  17. Dinell H says

    I read “If you were to ask a real live person who has made Amish Friendship Bread, you might hear something like this: “It’s a gloopy, unappetizing substance in a bag that you mash for ten days before baking the most heavenly bread in the world.””

  18. Dinell H says

    This is the second giveaway of your I have entered and I plan to visit again! I even Subscribed to your RSS feed thru my reader. Does this count to the extra entry 😉

  19. chelsea says

    I read up on “what’s baking in our kitchen.” The cinnamon walnut raisin things look YUM!

  20. chelsea says

    My extra entry: This is the second giveaway of yours I have entered and I plan to visit again!

  21. Debby M says

    I love both sites! Thank-you! I never knew there were so many recipes you could make out of Friendship Bread….and I lived near Amish Country in PA for a long time. I’m so excited! =)


  22. Debby M says

    I “liked” Reallifedeals on FB.


    (So glad I found your site!)

  23. says

    I read the recipe for Recipe: Amish Friendship Bread Peanut Butter Filled Brownie Muffins. I have never made anythign but the traditional bread fromt he starter!

  24. says

    Recipe: Amish Friendship Bread Peanut Butter Filled Brownie Muffins is what I read! LOL I am in a chocolate kind of mood and never knew you could make so many things out of Friendship bread!