Book Review: The Sandycove Supper Club by Siân O’Gorman


After a whirlwind courtship, Roisin Kelly ignored the sceptics and objectors and married aspiring novelist Brody Brady. 

Fast forward one year and Roisin’s honeymoon is well and truly over. Brody has become her reclusive, freeloading lodger whilst he pens his masterpiece and she walks on eggshells.

Working in the Council Planning office, Roisin dreams to escape the mundanity of her life. Her true passions are cooking and entertaining her family and friends but she lacks the confidence to take it any further. When a charity supper club is suggested by best friends Jools and Richard, Roisin has no choice and is reluctantly swept along to be head chef for the fundraiser.

With the help of her friends, Roisin starts to believe that there is more to life that moody writers, hamsters and poor hygiene and that maybe she has a few dreams of her own.


The Sandycove Supper Club came into my life at the right time. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m after getting back into romance books. Besides the comfort of reading a nice story, I’ve found that many of these books go beyond the surface of a simple love story.

This book made me cry. It was so uplifting and full of home. Many of us are afraid of change. It means we stand still, accepting the less-than-pleasant things that life has thrown at us because we think we deserve them, that we are not smart/talented/string enough to shape our lives the way we want. But there is always hope and something better around the corner of darker days. Always remember this.

The story itself was just wonderful, albeit a bit predictable. Even if I knew what would happen in the end, I enjoyed the journey of getting there. All the characters were great. Even if they weren’t so likeable, the added to the story. I also couldn’t help having a soft spot for Roisin.

Sounds like something you might enjoy? Pick up The Sandycove Supper Club here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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