The Saturday Night Supper Club + Giveaway! - Supper Club Book 1 - Carla Laureano

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
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? (From the Publisher)

My Thoughts


That is the FIRST great thing about The Saturday Night Supper Club. My mouth was watering almost every single time I started reading. Every chapter is filled with delicious descriptions that made me want to jump on the next plane to Denver and try these fabulous food trucks for myself! 

This story not only contains quality food references, but also a quality and genuine spiritual journey for both Rachel and Alex. It was tender and yet agonizing at the same time to watch them dance around their feelings for each other. I completely SWOON over Alex and his gentle and adoring way with Rachel. Rachel's stubbornness, authority, and strengths coupled with the pain and sorrow of her past...makes her a woman that anyone would admire and look up to. However, opening the door to her heart to allow others to see her in her most vulnerable place, is not easy...I don't think that is an easy thing for anyone to accomplish. Yet the results of being free in who God created us to be and letting the events of our past to shape us into the person we are today...are stunning. 

I made Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread
while reading this book.
Recipe found at
I love, Love, LOVE this story. From Alex's sister to Rachel's best friends, each person has a rich and real character. The emotions that Rachel feels, the love that Alex shows, the depth of care that God shows, takes my breath away. Because I have seen God work in crazy, mind-blowing ways in my own life. This may be a fictional book, but the stories are ones that we can relate to. Stories that we see around us every day in the real world. Do not let man dictate who you should be, but let God mold you into the person He created you to be.

I received a complimentary copy of The Saturday Night Supper Club. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Author
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.

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Tyndale has graciously provided a print copy of The Saturday Night Supper Club for giveaway! Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends 2/11/18 at 11:50pm PST. 

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