Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dining With Joy by Rachel Hauck

Joy Ballard has a secret: she's a cooking show host who can't really cook.

When her South Carolina-based cooking show, Dining With Joy, is picked up by a major network, Joy Ballard's world heats up like a lowcountry boil.

Joy needs help. Then she meets chef Luke Davis who moved to Beaufort after losing his Manhattan restaurant. A cook at the Frogmore Cafe, he’s paying debts and longing to regain his reputation in the elite foodie world.

Luke and Joy mix like oil and water…until Joy is exposed on national television. With her career and his reputation both under fire, they’ll have to work together to fix the mess. Is it possible that they can learn to feast on God’s love and dine with joy?

My Thoughts:
While this was not one of my favorite books, I will say that I do think Mrs. Hauck has a talent for writing. She really knows how to blend the characters with the plot to create a story that someone is sure to love. I, myself, just couldn't get into the story enough to really try to figure out what was going on.

Now, I am not telling you this to be negative. On the contrary. I think that you should give this book a shot. It is one that my daughter will love (she is a fan of Rachel Hauck's) but I am not so much of a romantic contemporary lover. I really thought this book would be more to my liking, but, sadly it wasn't.

Please, give this book a try anyhow. It does deserve a chance, just not for a grandma like me.

~A Copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

~I do not receive financial compensation for any of my reviews. I do however from time to time receive complimentary review books to read and post HONEST reviews, positive and negative. The acceptance of a book does not guarantee a positive review.~

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