Monday, December 6

Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauck (Review and Giveaway) ENDED

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?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author and award winning of Sweet Caroline and Love Starts With Elle, and numerous other fiction titles.

She lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets.

Rachel earned a degree in Journalism form Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeyes football fan.

She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now sits on the board as an Advisor.



MY THOUGHTS

Joy is the hilarious host of a TV cooking show, and she simply can't cook. Her expertise is entertaining her viewers by humour and her amazing prep cook makes sure that nobody knows the truth.

When Joy is caught in a surprise cook-off, she chose to fall off the stage instead of admitting the truth about her cooking skills. When a second surprise cook-off happens, she directed the attention of the audience elsewhere by planting a passionate kiss on her unsuspecting "assistant".  Her fame as the unconventional cooking show host increased instantly, as the kiss made millions of hits on Youtube.

Joy is willing to do almost anything to keep the truth from coming out. She is faced with some really tough decisions, and struggles with what is really important in her life. Her journey is filled with pain and embarrassment, devotion to her family, and also a chance at laughter and romance. But everything is on the line ... and it all depends on whether she can be honest with herself and with others.

I really enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it!

Disclosure: I received a copy of Dining with Joy from TLC Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review.

THE GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours, one reader of this blog will win a copy of Dining With Joy!

  • For one entry, leave your email address.
  • For a second entry, be a follower of this blog. Leave a separate comment saying that you follow.
  • Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win.
  • No PO boxes please.
  • Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 29.

43 comments:

  1. I would love to read Dining with Joy :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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