I love books. I'm not afraid to say it, or ashamed.....lol. I'm hoping this blog will help me outlet some of my energies and find other book lovers to discuss books with!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauk
I received this book in a giveaway from bookclubcookbook.com.
I LOVED this book. Not only is it a great and realistic story line, the messages in this book are outstanding. This is a Christian book, appropriate for anyone to read.
Joy Ballard is a cooking show host that secretly cannot cook. Her show is sold to Wild Woman productions which is the start of her downward spiral professionally. On the other hand, it is the start of something wonderful personally as she and the new cohost of the show are forming a relationship. The secret of not being able to cook comes to the surface when she is embarrassingly challenged to a cookoff by a rival cooking show host. She fails miserably and loses her job and her reputation. But the one person who stands beside her, Luke, is the one who helps her realize her dreams. There are other story lines present in this book that are important in the book as well: Her relationship with her deceased father, being a full-time aunt to her brother's abandoned two girls, her friendships and her mother's support.
This book was a pleasure to read and I am looking forward to reading other books by Rachel Hauck.