A few years ago, I read a book titled Five Days in Skye by an author I’d not read before. It was a fantastic book (and for those of you who haven’t read the first two book sin The MacDonald Family Trilogy, they are being re-released over the next couple of years so you can check them out. In the meantime, you can discover Carla Laureno through her 2018 release, The Saturday Night Supper Club.
I enjoyed this book so much, I’d like to share it with one of you, Be sure and enter the giveaway for your own copy before you leave!
In My Opinion
Food and friendship are the perfect sides to this delicious and delightful read from author Carla Laureano.
Rachel Bishop’s dream of owning her own restaurant has come true, and the reviews and full house confirm its success. But that dream is quickly washed away with a few misplaced words taken out of context. Now Rachel finds herself without a job and without purpose. Alex Kanin’s writing career is finally taking off after floundering but at the expense of someone he’s never met and never intended to harm. In an attempt to make amends, he tracks Rachel down and offers his assistance.
As Rachel and Alex spend time together preparing for the inaugural Saturday Night Supper Club, they come to see each other for more than their first impressions. With very different upbringings, each of them appreciates the obstacles the other has overcome to obtain the success they now have. Oh, and there’s plenty of heat and attraction.
And while Alex and Rachel are the meat of this story, Melody and Anna add the perfect complement.
Prepare your book reading snacks, expect to want to go buy a cookbook or two when you’re finished and enjoy the ride in the middle. I’m already looking forward to the next one in this series!
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About the Book
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?