You guys. This book. You know when you find those authors and you just want to gobble up everything they’ve written? Carla Laureano is one of those authors for me. So I was just ecstatic when I bumped into her last year at the ACFW conference and heard about her new book.
And this book. It was worth waiting for.
I loved reading Rachel and Alex’s story. (Cue all the sighs and hearts). The fact that it’s a foodie story is just icing on top (but be forewarned, you’ll probably want to do some serious cooking when finishing this book — don’t say I didn’t warn you).
So if you’re needing a good Valentine’s book (or an anytime book that will make your heart pitter-pat) be sure to pick up The Saturday Night Supper Club! (Also, who has a supper club and how can I join?)
More about The Saturday Night Supper Club
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?
Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.