Why is Lunchclub important

The Sunday Lunch Club

Sunday is often the meeting point for dinner for Anna, her family and friends. Siblings, the grandmother and even the ex-husband come to laugh, tell stories and eat and that holds the community together without reservation. Sometimes there are arguments or bad moods, but by dessert at the latest, everyone is reconciled with one another. On a Sunday, the permanent single Anna, now 40 years old, has to make an announcement that she is pregnant from a one-night stand. The family is surprised, but stands behind her and a short time later Anna falls in love again, of course at Sunday lunch.


"Your soul never changes ..." quote on page 8

At the beginning the book was quite lengthy for me because I wasn't that familiar with the characters and so I ... more

Sunday is often the meeting point for dinner for Anna, her family and friends. Siblings, the grandmother and even the ex-husband come to laugh, tell stories and eat and that holds the community together without reservation. Sometimes there are arguments or bad moods, but by dessert at the latest, everyone is reconciled with one another. On a Sunday, the permanent single Anna, now 40 years old, has to make an announcement that she is pregnant from a one-night stand. The family is surprised, but stands behind her and a short time later Anna falls in love again, of course at Sunday lunch.


"Your soul never changes ..." quote on page 8

The book was quite lengthy for me at the beginning because I wasn't that familiar with the characters and so I just wasn't interested in them. With Juliet Ashton, however, gradually brought the characters and their character traits, or their quirks and peculiarities, closer and I was able to follow the story attentively to the end. Thanks to their Sunday dinner meetings, the family is always well informed about each other and of course there is a lot to laugh about, sometimes worries and everyone sticks together. From the middle of the book on, some things come to light that shake the siblings' understanding of one another to their very foundations.

At first I wasn't so enthusiastic about the characters, but Juliet Ashton did the character drawing so well that I gradually became more and more interested in them. The protagonist Anna becomes pregnant after a one-night stand, how she makes a decision whether to start a new love affair and which experiences from her past still move her today is what moved and interested me in the book.

I also liked the portrayal of the cohesion in the family, the scenes about friendship, happiness and fear. The love and insecurity of the different characters seems real, even if I find some things a little exaggerated. It is a family that unites all forms of life and makes it clear that love and the soul of people make up their true humanity.


In this novel, the drawer of clich├ęs is opened very wide, by which I mean to say that the difference in people has almost been taken to extremes. There are missed opportunities and changes that determine people's lives, whether others like it or not.

Juliet Ashton shows that a person's soul says nothing about whether he / she is different or not. She breathes a lot of life into her characters and also shows the struggle that comes with being different. She shows Anna's family as a bulwark against all hostility and shows how each other love and support.


This novel shows a family that copes with the ups and downs, hopes and surprises in life together. Love has many faces!