The Welcome Home Diner



Betting On The City Of Detroit S Eventual Comeback, Cousins Addie And Samantha Decide To Risk It All On An Affordable New House And A Culinary Career That Starts With Renovating A Vintage Diner In A Depressed Area Of Town There S Just One Little Snag In Their Vision.Angus, A Weary, Beloved Local, Is Strongly Opposed To His Neighborhood S Gentrification And His Concerns Reflect The Suspicion Of The Community Shocked By Their Reception, Addie And Samantha Begin To Have Second Thoughts.As The Long Hours, Problematic Love Interests, And Underhanded Pressures Mount, The Two Women Find Themselves Increasingly At Odds, And Soon Their Problems Threaten Everything They Ve Worked For If They Are Going To Realize Their Dreams, Addie And Samantha Must Focus On Rebuilding Their Relationship But Will The Neighborhood Open Their Hearts To Welcome Them HomeThe Welcome Home Diner

Wow I can t believe THE WELCOME HOME DINER is, at last, published This is a book dear to my heart as my former daughter in law opened a diner in Detroit I spent hours in that restaurant, ate a lot of wonderful meals and, most importantly, tried to absorb the culture My passion is writing novels using food centric themes to break down familial and cultural barriers.THE WELCOME HOME DINER is my

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Welcome Home Diner
  • Peggy Lampman
  • English
  • 02 October 2017
  • 9781542047821

10 thoughts on “The Welcome Home Diner

  1. says:

    Food and family equal love, and The Welcome Home Diner in Detroit definitely oozes with love.Addie and Sam s grandmother taught them the love of and joy of making fresh food, and they both knew that opening a diner was something they were destined for.Opening a diner in the new Detroit was a challenge, but a challenge that was proving to be very fruitful The fresh food offered at the diner drew in the crowds along with great reviews from food bloggers The only problem was the neighbors and specifically the next door neighbor to the restaurant.The next door neighbor was grumpy and reluctant for the change, and the entire neighborhood was not happy about rebuilding that area.We follow the cousins through the ups and downs of owning the restaurant as well as the ups and downs of their once close relationship.The descriptions were so beautifully detailed in THE WELCOME HOME DINER you could see the butter dripping down the sides of the pancakes and smell the delicious soups and sandwiches being served.The descriptions also allowed you to experience the characters feelings for each...

  2. says:

    Arc provided by the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.4 StarsA compelling rewarding book with an interesting, substantial plot, memorable characters and scrumptious, irresistible food.Cousins Addie Sam Jaworski with Polish roots were both born and raised in Michigan For them moving to Detroit to open their Welcome Home Diner in one of the desolate parts of town seems the most natural thing in the world, while their families friends are mostly horrified But Addie and Sam believe in each other, in their Polish heritage from their beloved grandmother Babcia as well as in giving The D a chance They hope that the establishment of their Diner will give boost to the renovation and revitalisation of their neighborhood But while their restaurant seems to go from strength to strength is immensely popular among outsiders , the local Afro American community apart from the co workers of the Diner are conspicuous by their absence, no matter how hard Addie and Sam are trying to reach out There is also an enemy lurking behind the anonymity of cyberspace trying to undermine the good reputation of the place through various social media attacks.And the time comes when both Addie and Sam are put to the test and have to face their fears past mistakes if they want to go on.I have to admit that in the beginning I struggled to get into the book I could not relate either to Addie or to Sam, through whose a...

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    Favorite Quotes She s also known for her outrageous wardrobe and is proud to proclaim she s growing old disgracefully.The staff is coming up with a language of its own In a couple of years, we ll be the only ones who understand one another A gastronoid, Lella continues, is a human subspecies that only lives to eat and complain Your silence is becoming too loud in my head.Yoga, Pilates, sashimi, and salads Believe me, there s nothing graceful about aging It s a full time job.And there were two brave women, Addie and Sam, who made a family from scratch, using what others left behind.My Review While an entertaining and engaging read, The Welcome Home Diner was hazardous to my diet as each plate of food was lovingly and sensuously described in lip smacking detail In one instance, Ms Lampman eloquently waxed on for a full page about a juicy and succulent heirloom tomato, which had my mouth watering and resulted in my increasingly frequent foraging for sustenance and nibbles Not to diminish her humorous and colorful descriptions of the numerous quirky characters who also inhabited the pages and frequently had me smirking Two female cousins with an impressive mission statement and admirable ideals established the diner in ...

  4. says:

    Let s start with that gorgeous cover, isn t it stunning I ve not read the authors previous book and based on the blurb I was expecting it to be on the lighthearted side, basic women s fiction with a cutesy plot Instead this was SO much , it definitely has its fun moments and happiness but at its core it s much deeper and full of substance It tackles some extremely relevant and timely current issues in a really respectful and realistic manner It touches on love, loss, community, and quite a bit This is told from two points of view, cousins Addie and Sam and it switches back and forth between the two every chapter It follows their lives and those of the staff and their community over the course of a year When it begins, The Welcome Home diner has already opened its doors and is struggling to find its place in this tight knit and hesitant neighborhood The residents are suspicious and guarded and for good reason as Detroit has had many struggles as of late Addie and Sam were both well drawn characters with interesting histories and plenty of emotional depth, I enjoyed getting to know both of them There is a large cast of colorful supporting characters as well with often painful, unique pasts that added an extra layer of emotion This story revolves around food and Lampma...

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    Warning Don t read this book if you are hungry or else have something close to your reading spot to snack on Actually even if you aren t hungry, you will be after you read about the wonderful food served at the diner Added bonus recipes at the end of the book on how to make some of the wonderful food from the diner I loved this book for several reasons first, the personal reason I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit on the east side and went to college in the city so Detroit is a special place to me I want to see it come back to being the great city that it once was and the revitalization of Detroit is one of the underlying themes of this book Second, I love to read books that weave current issues of the day into it and this one does a great job of doing just that The author writes about human trafficking, racial issues, drugs and white flight from the city to the suburbs among other topics Third, I loved the characters in this novel Two cousins buy an old gutted out diner in the city and try to become part of the neighborhood They are met with resistance from the old time residents, no matter how hard they try but they keep trying Not only are Addie and Samantha fantastic main characters but they...

  6. says:

    I won a free Kindle copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway And if there was ever any suspicion that I go easy on reviewing books that I get for free, this should put that to rest Ultimately, this book just wasn t for me The idea sounded promising I like good food, and live close enough to Detroit for the setting to have a special resonance The descriptions and characters are vivid and detailed It s just that not much happens.Seriously I read through about a quarter of the book, and couldn t find any reason to keep going Yes, the diner is ...

  7. says:

    Our dream was to shape an old fashioned neighborhood gathering spot authentic and welcoming to all races and creeds where everyone has a seat at the table Peggy Lampman The Welcome Home DinerThank you to the author and publisher for providing my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Calling all foodies You won t want to be hungry while reading this book as the descriptions are drool worthy The story alternates perspective between 2 cousins Addie and Sam, co owners of the Welcome Home Diner Addie and Sam are committed to restoring Detroit back to the once thriving community it used to be, so they decide to open a diner in order to bring people together and rejuvenate a depressed part of town.I love how Lampman creates this family of unexpected characters that are all extremely important in the success of the Diner It isn t just the owners against the employees, instead it s a community effort I can also appreciate the amount of research t...

  8. says:

    My favorite books are the ones with recipes So thank you, Peggy Lampman, for dinner ideas during the week.Addie and Sam are cousins living in Detroit with the crazy idea to open a diner While dealing with personal issues, they re also faced with a dozen and half issues arising around Welcome Home Who is writing these untrue Yelp accusations Who is this strange neighbor that seems to hate them Addie and Sam open Welcome Home in Detroit as a way of saving the cities economy I studied this city in economics, and it really can use all the help it can get But unfriendly neighbors within a mile radius seem to ignore the diner s presence Addie is struggling with her goals of becoming a wife and mother, while her boyfriend is perfectly content being a live in partner Sam is faced between choosing love and a business she started.There are so many characters in this book that you can connect with Each of them has their own dark past that they struggle to overcome, the same way they re trying to help Detroit overcome the cities dark pasts I truly wasn t expecting that from this story Lampman creates h...

  9. says:

    Note I received review copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review I am glad I got a chance to read this book 4.5 Stars The book simply is beautiful with delicious food of Welcome Home Diner It s about struggling life of Jaworski sisters in new business and their personal life surrounded by lovely staff and hesitant, fearful neighbors of Detroit Book revolves around The Welcome Home Diner and its owner Addie and Sam narrated in their alternative perspective You will see ups and down of not only these sisters but the staff of their diner and their home like diner It s a journey of diner and its owner of starting a business from scratch to running it with a vision an old fashioned place serving authentic and organic food and welcoming all races with blessing and recipes of their beloved grandmother Characters Addie Brain and owner of diner She was sensitive, warm hearted and ambitious woman with spreadsheets and to do list of diner and also her life Sam Addie s cousin, partner of diner Cook of the diner, who never organize anything and live and walk the present.Staff of diner Braydon manager , Quiche works the grill at counter , Lella waitress Diner started with these 3 staff and added new additions eventually Paul, Sylvia, Gary They all were amazing They all had life ...

  10. says:

    When I began reading this book, I soon thought it to be a travel book for the state of Michigan The author talks about beautiful areas of Michigan and the fact that Detroit is a city on the verge of a comeback It did make me want to visit Michigan next summer, but not much I, obviously, was missing the point Addie and Samantha are two cousins, descendants of a wonderful Polish woman, who open a diner in the inner city of Detroit in hopes of being part of a rebuilding and rebranding effort in Detroit Along the way they encounter prejudice, even hatred But through it all they find love in both their personal lives and in their surroundings This book was beautifully written I loved the characters, especially Angus, an elderly curmudgeon, who had seen it all in his city Thank you ...

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