Unlimited [Music Book] ☆ The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs - by Dana Bate Í

By Dana Bate | Comments: ( 790 ) | Date: ( May 29, 2020 )

Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C lives in a swanky apartment with her high achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents The only problem is that Hannah doesn t want any of it What she wants is much simpler to cook.When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chanceHannah Sugarman seems to have it all She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C lives in a swanky apartment with her high achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents The only problem is that Hannah doesn t want any of it What she wants is much simpler to cook.When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she s always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord s town house Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town.On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don t support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path A charming romantic comedy, The Girls Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.


  • Title: The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs
  • Author: Dana Bate
  • ISBN: 9781401311001
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Dana Bate

Dana Bate graduated from Yale with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, then became a broadcast journalist with a specialization in finance and business, and then gave it all up to write romantic comedies.Don t worry none of this makes sense to her parents either.She is the author of A SECOND BITE AT THE APPLE published in the UK as THE STALL OF SECOND CHANCES , the forthcoming TOO MANY COOKS, and THE GIRLS GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS published in the UK as THE SECRET SUPPER CLUB , which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly and has been translated into five languages Before writing fiction full time, she was a Washington producer and reporter for PBS s Nightly Business Report, where she won the Gerald Loeb Award for a series she produced on the Indian economy She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.



Comments The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

  • Obsidian

    I weirdly liked this book. Even though the main character was a bit much for me and totally self-absorbed at times, I liked it. Probably because the author does a kick-ass job describing DC and the food the main character is making. She also included recipes in the back I want to try sometime soon as well."The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs" has Hannah Sugarman at a cross-roads in her professional/personal life. She works at a think tank she really hates and has a boyfriend she really lov [...]


  • Juliet Donaghy

    Wow. This is the most awful thing I've read in years. The main character is so hateful that the most enjoyable section of the book is the "crisis" scene in which someone finally shouts at her. Sadly that's about the only trouble she gets in, despite spending hundreds of her parents' dollars on obscure groceries and thinking bitchy thoughts about everyone around her for the entire thing. I'm not sure which part of the book was the most painful to read - perhaps her monologue about how difficult i [...]


  • Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)

    The Secret Supper Club (published as The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs in the USA) is Dana Bate's debut novel. I hadn't read any reviews of this book before I picked it up myself, but I didn't hesitate to accept it for review, the story sounded entertaining and easy to read, which it was.This is a chick-lit book and will most probably appeal to all chick-lit lovers out there, with a good sense of realism, strong characters and a good dose of romance! From the title of this book, you can [...]


  • Chelsey Wolford

    For some reason I always find myself lost and mesmerized in the books that surround food of any sort. This book may very well be my favorite book so far this year. I was just so lost in the literature and lost in Hannah’s world of carrot cake, cream cheese frosting, and coffee cakes galore! Books that have anything to do with food or a main character that loves to cook and bake are just really hard to beat. There is just something about them that feels extra cozy and all the more real to me. H [...]


  • Heidi

    Super cute, reads like a romantic comedy watches and I loved it


  • Cintya Larasinta

    Aaaahhhh Suka BANGET buku ini!!! Deskripsi dalam The Secret Super Club dengan plot, tokoh, tempat, peristiwa sangat menarik, menyenangkan dan lumayan kocak dan romantis banget. dan aku cukup senang Penerbit Gramedia mau menerjemahkan buku Dana Bate ini. dan kuharap Penerbit mau bersedia menerbitkan novel Dana Bate lagi, mendadak aku menyukai penulis Dana Bate, The Secret super club, Hannah Sugarman wanita sangat menyukai memasak, jago membuat kue wortel dan sangat bahagia di dapur, mimpinya adal [...]


  • Kristina

    I downloaded the sample of this for my Nook and about half-way through the twenty pages or so I was given for free I decided, nope. There's no way. The heroine seems to have a sense of humor, but it's the same old thing. She's in a relationship with the wrong man even though he seems like the right man because he's hot, he has an exciting job, etc and his parents don't like her because they're uptight but she's clumsy and a bit of a wild spiritah, been there, read that. I could already see how t [...]


  • Paige

    This book was so amazing. I loved how much culinary terms and references in the book. Witch I loved so much.


  • Erika Greff

    I'm 100% biased because Dana is a friend of mine.d featured a reference to a buxom TV financial news reporter named "Erica". She swears its coincidence, but you be the judge :)


  • Jenna Osborn

    I love this book.


  • Rina Suryakusuma

    Loveeeeee walaupun tokoh utamanya kadang suka babbling, tapi saya senang dengan karakternya yang apa adanya


  • Rukhsar (rukhimonster)

    This was honestly a very blah read. I don't know how it was on my to-read list or who recommended it to me. I didn't enjoy it because I felt like it didn't add anything to my life or make me think about anything. It had so much potential to be a really reflective read for many that are in Hannah's shoes and unsatisfied with their careers but it didn't reach that potential. I only finished this book because I tend to finish all the books I start. This is definitely one of those light summer/pool [...]


  • Adriana

    4.5/5 StarsYou guys, this is a monumental moment in my life: I have finally found a fantastic food fiction book! I have been waiting for this since I was in middle school, I am not even going to lie to you. I have bought—in vain, might I add—so many books, romantic comedy or not, that have tried to combine fiction and cooking unsuccessfully (to put it nicely). Anyone who knows me knows that two of the subjects I am most passionate about are the culinary arts and literature—it even used to [...]


  • Leah

    When I first heard of The Secret Supper Club, I was excited. I’m not a big foodie – I like eating food, but I can’t cook and overly complicated food is not for me as I am a massively fussy eater who firmly believes fish fingers are the best food, ever – but I adore books that feature food, and I love to watch shows like Come Dine With Me. Books like that are always a winner because food is pretty much something everyone loves. Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like food? No. I didn [...]


  • Darlene

    The Girls Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is the debut novel of Dana Bate and I’ll say right off that I loved it! It is a charming, fun book and yet serious at the same time. It’s about a woman trying to find herself in the often times confusing paths of life and making mistakes along the way. It’s about love, secrets, and most of all descriptions of tantalizing dishes that will leave your mouth watering for sure. What a wonderful novel!Hannah is in her twenties and seemingly has everything [...]


  • Darcie Czajkowski

    From the outside, Hannah Sugarman appears to have it all: a successful boyfriend and an enviable job at a Washington D.C. think tank. But on the inside, Hannah feels like she’s living a lie. Her dream is to run her own catering company, an ambition not supported by her parents, prominent economics professors, and her boyfriend, Adam. To them, cooking is a hobby, not a career, especially for someone with Hannah’s intelligence. It’s not that Hannah doesn’t want to pursue her goals and forg [...]


  • Fabulous Book Fiend

    I so enjoyed this debut novel by Dana Bate! I had no clue what the book was going to be about but I love books that combine cooking and romance, like Jenny Colgan's 'Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe' so the cover suggested that I would like this one! We meet main character Hannah who is in a bad relationship, a bad job and has a strained relationship with her parents. I began to sympathies with Hannah right from the start of this novel, which shows what a well-written character she is! I HATED boyfri [...]


  • Charlotte Lynn

    Hannah Sugarman’s parents have guided her to a successful life. She works at a think tank in Washington D.C.; her boss is someone her parents know. She lives in a great apartment with her high achieving boyfriend. The only problem, Hannah isn’t happy. All she wants to do it cook. Cooking is not considered a successful career by her parents or her boyfriend.When Hannah’s world turns upside down, she makes it an opportunity to do what she has always wanted and opens and underground supper cl [...]


  • Anne

    I just want to say that I loved this book. It was really fun and I could really relate to Hannah. The author really made her seem like a real person, there was so much depth and history to who she was. I liked that she was unsure of herself and sometimes didn't know if her life was going in the right direction. I think that the way Hannah deals with her parents' conflicting expectations of her was really good. How she develops in the book is great and at times so funny I was chuckling to myself [...]


  • Leish

    I cannot even describe how much I loved this book, and I wasn't even expecting to! Hannah is one of my favorite female characters in quite awhile. She's funny, independent, kind of crazy and did I mention funny? She won me over with this precious gem: "boom, motherfucker!" Now I'm trying to incorporate that into my daily conversations.We start out with Hannah and Adam as a couple, and immediately I hated Adam and wanted to punch his friend, Millie. Conniving bitch, party of one. I was not sorry [...]


  • Donna Parker

    The best part about this book, it’s like Bridget Jones' Diary. The worst part about this book, it's like Bridget Jones' Diary. Think about it, if that’s the worst part, then this is an amazing read. Has something ever come along just when you needed it, a book or TV episode or movie or call or email? This book was really what I needed. When I started reading this I didn’t want to stop so once I’d read it, I reread it. This was like an effervescent cocktail, a delectable rich chocolate de [...]


  • Sarah

    This was our book club book for this month, and I really wanted to like it. I love food and I enjoy reading about food. I'm also a sucker for a good romance. I will admit that I struggle with some first person narratives, but mostly if I don't like the narrator. In this case I really dislike Hannah. She really frustrated me because I felt like she whined a lot about her life and not being treated like a grown up, but she never really acted like one or took responsibility for herself and her life [...]


  • Nova

    This was a very good book; i really enjoyed it. Hannah seemed to have it all looking at her life from the outside. She had a nice apartment, with a boyfriend who was trying to achieve his goals, and she has a really nice job. But all she wants is to cook. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, she has to find a new place to live, and she really wants to try her hand at a career in cooking. But her parents wouldn't approve and she feels no one would support her desire at this new career. She has a sta [...]


  • Meredith

    This book didn't have to be quite so pink. It's chicky, sure, but it has an honest character arc with an intelligent protagonist who is interested in more than the brands of clothes she wears. And we're well beyond the cupcake - think brisket instead.Hannah is a train wreck in the most fun way; you can see the crash coming for miles and when it came I had to put the book down for a second it was that cringeworthy. But that's what makes it fun. And the food described is amazing, and there's a lot [...]


  • Haider

    I'm not into these romantic/comedy/single life books, but I saw this in a book shop at the train station when I left my own book at home- it seemed like the only good book in the shop on a promo offer and I have to admit even with only 10 chapters in I am really liking it!! Great character, great story, and some good one liners. Will give a full review once I've finished reading the whole thing :)Summary of the book- very very good. Like i said not my kind of genre of book but im sure to find so [...]


  • Heather

    I give this 4 stars because it was so much fun. For me, the perfect fun summer or I need a break or something to get my mind off things kind of read. It combined things I love in reading: food, DC, a little family/relationship/work drama. Not too much swearing(a few times only, but in my mind justified uses Way less than other books), no descriptive sex, though a tiny bit of implied. To describe the plot: the protagonist is late 20s and trying to figure out her life, basically. We've all been th [...]


  • Amber

    Really enjoyable and fun read. First, my pet peeve about "chick-lit" is that they are typically very poorly written; however, Dana is a great writer and I was able to concentrate on the story rather than trying to ignore the writing style. Next, Hannah is a lovable character. It is easy to see parts of your current or former self in her. You cheer Hannah on through the whole book and really want her to figure things out rather than just tolerating her. Last, the food not read this book on an emp [...]


  • Penelope Bartotto

    Be prepared to totally relate to this novel, if you're a woman that is. Bate has mastered the sheer humility that is being a woman looking for love in all the wrong faces and places, in this hilarious book. Hannah is the new Bridget Jones or Becky(Sophie Kinsella), with all the insecurities and spunk that made them stars in the literary world. All of the characters that Bate has created are an astute demonstration of character construction, none of them lie flat on the page. The characters would [...]


  • Dianna

    I LOVED it! It was fun and entertaining but also had an excellent plot and character development. I would really love to see a sequel come out to this book! In the meantime, I will be looking for other books from this author to read. This would make such a cute rom-com movie!After writing this review, I looked at a few other reviews because I was surprised by the overall average rating of this book. (So I had to edit my review in protest!) One person read 20 pages and gave this book one star -- [...]


  • Sharon Chance

    I really enjoyed this book. Debut author Dana Bate combines romance and comedy in a lively, fast-paced story that keeps the readers mesmerized and hungry from the very beginning. I love books that combine food and storytelling, and Dana does that in pots-and-pans-full! And the best part is that she provides recipes for a few of her yummy sounding treats from the book!I also enjoyed her characters - the lead character Hannah is personable, like someone you would know from work or school or even c [...]


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