We’ve been waiting for an hour. That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That’s the thing I think first. Not: Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.
At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends within her utterly captivating novel, The Dinner List, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day,and the life-changing romance of Me Before You.
When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.
Delicious but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, The Dinner List is a romance for our times. Bon appetit.
When I first heard about this book, I was so excited to read it. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the publishers unsolicited. I have finally gotten around to reading it and I really enjoyed it. It was by no means astounding in any way but the premise was one in which we have been asked several times.
If you can invite 5 people, dead or alive, to have dinner with, who would they be? Audrey’s choices were interesting and the conversation that occurred at this birthday dinner, was important for Audrey.
This was a sweet read and I gave it 4 crowns.