Friendship Bread Review & Giveaway

by SharonW on April 22, 2012 · 66 comments

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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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Kristen Wick July 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

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

Kathy P July 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

The basic cookie recipe looks good.

Kathy P July 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

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Kayelynn July 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

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

Kayelynn July 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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

Yoonmee July 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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

kelly July 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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:)

Jodi July 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Love the different recipes, especially the ones with chocolate

Jodi July 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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Jodi July 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I read your blog every day!! Thanks for the extra entry!

Camiele July 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

I learned that friendship bread is actually a sourdough bread.

Camiele July 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

I am now a fan of Friendship Bread on Facebook.

Camiele July 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

Camiele July 8, 2011 at 7:49 am

I have been reading your blog for over a year now.

Melinda July 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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

Sunnie July 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm

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

Janet F July 11, 2011 at 6:09 am

I read what is amish friendship bread?.

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Janet F July 11, 2011 at 6:12 am

I like Friendship Bread Kitchen on FB – Janet Fri and I left a comment:
http://www.facebook.com/fbkitchen?sk=app_6009294086#!/janetfaye/posts/10150245517392362

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Janet F July 11, 2011 at 6:13 am

I like reallifedeals on FB – Janet Fri

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Tirabaralla July 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Thank you for this! On the site I learnt that there are over 160 FREE Amish Friendship Bread recipes :)

Tirabaralla July 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I liked Friendship Bread on Facebooki, I am Giovanna V. on FB.

Tirabaralla July 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I liked Real Life Deal on Facebook, I am Giovanna V. on FB.

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Nancy July 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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

Nicole B July 13, 2011 at 1:40 am

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

Linda Komondy July 13, 2011 at 4:49 am

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

Linda Komondy July 13, 2011 at 4:50 am

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Linda Komondy July 13, 2011 at 4:51 am

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

Robin Scott July 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

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

Robin Scott July 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

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ann July 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm

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ann July 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm

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

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ann July 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm

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

Dinell H July 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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.””

Dinell H July 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Liked and commented on Amish Bread FB page https://www.facebook.com/MommyDsKitchen/posts/10150249369652362

Dinell H July 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Already Like you on FB (Dinell Lamb Holmes)

Dinell H July 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

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 ;)

chelsea July 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

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

chelsea July 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

I like you on FB!

chelsea July 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

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

Debby M July 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

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! =)

Thanks!

Debby M July 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I “liked” Friendship Bread on FB.

Thanks!

Debby M July 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I “liked” Reallifedeals on FB.

Thanks!

(So glad I found your site!)

Jessica Davis July 16, 2011 at 12:25 am

I read that “A real friend helps us think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, be our finest selves.”
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Jessica Davis July 16, 2011 at 12:28 am

I have been a Real Life Deals reader before this giveaway!!
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Julie L July 16, 2011 at 9:22 am

like u on fb Julie S Laws
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Julie L July 16, 2011 at 9:22 am

I have been a Real Life Deals follower before this contest

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Julie L July 16, 2011 at 9:24 am

http://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/pantry/snickerdoodle-cookies-afb saw this recipe on her blog which I would like try…excellent place to find recipes

Laurie Brown July 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I learned that she has some great recipes on her blog and I am going to try some!

Laurie Brown July 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I like Friendship Bread on FB and left a comment

Laurie Brown July 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I like you on FB

Laurie Brown July 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I followed you on GFC before the giveaway

Angie July 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I “like” Friendship Bread on Facebook! =)

Angie July 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I “like” Real Life Deals on Facebook too! =)

Angie July 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I visited Darien’s blog and read AFB 101! =)

Beckee July 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

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!

Beckee July 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I like friendship bread on FB

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I like you on FB

Heidi July 16, 2011 at 5:55 pm

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!

Heidi July 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm
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