I love the Potluck Club ladies, and this has to be the best yet. When the women are forced (yes, forced!) into appearing on a reality TV show, things spin in directions they never saw coming. There are highs and lows, laughs and tears, and a few surprises along the way. What I love most about the Potluck Club is the way each woman has her "say" in the situation. We get to see the story through each of their eyes, and I love that. It doesn't matter who you are, one of the Potluck women will strike a chord in you. This is a definite must read... but be prepared to stay up late turning pages.
I had never read any of the Potluck Club books so I got the first one and read it to introduce myself to the characters before diving into this one. Only one problem, the Potluck Club series is much more prolific than I realized and I ordered the very first Potluck Club book, not the first Potluck Catering Club book. But at any rate I was able to get acquainted with the characters and figure out everyone's personalities and backgrounds. There are 6 very different and unique ladies that somehow manage to mesh together in what started out as a prayer club and has now grown into a catering club.This book opens with the ladies discovering that they have been entered in a catering reality tv show and they have been picked as one of the original 10 teams. The only issue is that the ladies don't want to be on the program - at all! In the process of making it through different weekly challenges and advancing (all while being sabotaged), their lives are being displayed for 30 million people to see. Lisa Leann and Henry's marriage is on the rocks, Goldie and Jack's marriage is finally on the mend. Evie is a newlywed, Vonnie is a new mom, Lizzie is sober and Donna can't make up her mind between Wade and David.I liked seeing Evie and Lisa Leann finally working out some of their differences and just the over all growth and maturing that all the ladies have done. This book was a fun adventure for the ladies of the Potluck Catering Club and I'll be keeping my eyes on some of their future adventures!
A Taste of Fame by Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson is the most recent entry in the Potluck Catering Club series. The women of the club are in for the ride of their lives! Nelson, Lisa Leanna's son, entered some footage he shot of the club catering a wedding, and it's made its way to a reality TV show contest. The women are on the fast track to fame with all of its perks (bumped to first class) and the pitfalls (dirty laundry on internet message boards). The show flies them to New York to compete in a series of competitions that will put their skills, their faith, and their friendship to the test. I have become completely addicted to this series. I love the variety of characters from brusque Evangeline and Donna to sweet Vonnie and too-sweet Lisa Leann, they are all real women facing challenges we all do. Evangeline and Lisa Leann's trip to New York was the perfect mix of tourist fun and panic. I appreciated how the authors made the Big Apple come to life without falling ito the stereotypes of rude people and crime ridden streets. It's a fresh treat from the first to the last page.