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The Friendship Bread Novels and Holiday Novellas:
An Avalon Christmas (2014), The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society (2013)
and Friendship Bread (2011)

“Engrossing.” (Miami Herald)
“Charming.” (Ladies Homes Journal)
“A three-hanky nod to¬†It‚Äôs a Wonderful Life.” (Booklist)
“A surefire book club hit.” (Publisher’s Weekly)
“Poignant and memorable … a gratifying read.” (Huffington Post)

The Friendship Bread books are a series of bestselling novels that follow the lives of the residents of Avalon, a small river town in Illinois. The Friendship Bread series are written by author and Kitchen Founder Darien Gee.

Published by Ballantine Books in the United States in 2011, Friendship Bread went on to publish in Turkey, Holland, Taiwan, France, Germany, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Poland and Brazil. The book is available in both print and digital formats, large print, and audio.¬†In 2012, Friendship Bread won the 2012 Readers’ Choice award for best novel about friendship.¬†The second novel in the series,¬†The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society, was published in 2013, also in the U.S. and abroad. The first holiday novella,¬†An Avalon Christmas,¬†was released in 2014.

Reviewers and critics have praised the novels as “engrossing” (Miami Herald) and “perfect for the book club circuit and beyond” (Kirkus Reviews). says, “When Debbie Macomber raves about a book, readers listen. So, are you listening, readers? Because Debbie is raving about¬†The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society¬†by Darien Gee.”¬†A roster of¬†New York Times¬†bestselling authors including Debbie, Kate Jacobs, Luanne Rice, Jane Green, Sarah Jio, Nancy Thayer, Nancy Pickard, and Beth Hoffman celebrate Darien’s novels as written “with heart and soul,” a “vivid, tender portrait of friends,” and books “you will read over and over.”

>> To learn more about The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society: A Novel and to read or hear an excerpt, click here.

>> To learn more about Friendship Bread: A Novel and to read or hear an excerpt, click here.

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