THE SATURDAY NIGHT SUPPER CLUB by Carla Laureano, review by Kim
The Saturday Night Supper Club is my first Carla Laureano book, but it won’t be my last!
This was such a great book! I really loved everything about it. I think I need to be the best friend of a chef now! The food will make you salivate and search in your refrigerator for something good to eat. Hopefully, yours will be stocked better than mine!!
I really liked Rachel. She went through so much and worked so hard to get where she was. I loved her spiritual growth throughout the book. I also really liked the friendship between Rachel, Ana, and Melody.
Alex...If I wasn’t married, I might swoon a bit but, I am, so, I won’t! He was so wonderful, kind, and caring and well just...perfect! He brought out the best in Rachel and when they were together, well, in my opinion, those were, hands down, the best parts of the book. I also really loved his relationship with his sister and his willingness to help her out however he could.
The faith thread was woven nicely throughout the book without being too preachy. And the sneak peek of Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe, which is Melody’s story, hooked me immediately!
BACK COVER BLURB:
“A terrific read from a talented author. Made me hungry more than once. I can’t wait to read what comes next.”
—Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of The Masterpiece
Denver chef Rachel Bishop has accomplished everything she’s dreamed and some things she never dared hope, like winning a James Beard Award and heading up her own fine-dining restaurant. But when a targeted smear campaign causes her to be pushed out of the business by her partners, she vows to do whatever it takes to get her life back . . . even if that means joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion.
Essayist Alex Kanin never imagined his pointed editorial would go viral. Ironically, his attempt to highlight the pitfalls of online criticism has the opposite effect: it revives his own flagging career by destroying that of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt-fueled writer’s block, Alex vows to do whatever he can to repair the damage. He just doesn’t expect his interest in the beautiful chef to turn personal.
Alex agrees to help rebuild Rachel’s tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to Denver’s most influential citizens: the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, Rachel begins to realize Alex is not the unfeeling opportunist she once thought he was, and that perhaps there’s life—and love—outside the pressure-cooker of her chosen career. But can she give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?
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