I settled into a nice hot bath with this book and was transported into the world of Joy Ballard. Joy is the host of a regionally-syndicated cooking show, but her big secret is...she can't cook!
This book was a pleasure to read. I like to cook, I like a love story and I love Christian fiction. This book was all three. I knew I was going to like this book, in the very beginning the author mentions a tattered note that Joy keeps in her car that says, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me." John 4:34. Love it!
Joy finds herself in more than one predicament in this book, mainly involving Luke Redmond, a jobless restaurateur who ends up as Joy's co-host. Joy ends up with a primetime cooking slot and Luke joins her show.
Joy ends up losing it all when her secret is revealed and her reputation is ruined by her rival, Wenda Devine. Through the mess and the loss of love and loss of her burgeoning career, Joy reconsiders what is important to her and in her life.
I definitely recommend this book! It's a great, easy read (and the recipes at the back of the book are a nice bonus!).
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Sneeze to facilitate my review. The opinions are mine.
Hauck's characters and conflict propel you through the novel. She draws you into their lives and hearts so that you can't wait to find out what happens next. By the end it felt less like closing a book and more like reading about friends you've never met. Her fun and quirky characters make you want to pack up and head for South Carolina!
*I was given this book as a part of the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a good review. The opinions expressed are merely my own.