Review & Giveaway: The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

"Who knew telling her the truth - the one that he thought would make her run as far away from him as possible - would be the one thing that cut all the tension between them?"  (149)

Title:  The Saturday Night Supper Club
Series: Supper Club, Book 1
Author: Carla Laureano
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Release Date:  February 6, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Fiction
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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?

MY THOUGHTS

My dear friends. Nothing's wasted. Sure enough, nothing is wasted in Carla Laureano's latest adventure in The Saturday Night Supper Club. A fiery and encompassing start, a make it or break it plot and a delightful (maybe not at first!) connection, you will devour this lovely read in mere hours.


Alex and Rachel is one pair I just couldn't help but really invest myself, my emotions and thoughts with. I love the fact that it's not simply the mushy romantic notion one feels when reading a contemporary romance. The Saturday Night Supper Club is every bit dynamic with its main characters as with it's supportive personalities. This of course also includes the culinary fare as well. Yes, this book makes me hungry just from that cover, but also the words that comes to life as it flows throughout. Then we have the other personalities, bringing to light the value and rarity of true friendship.  As we circle back onto our main characters, their personal development have hit a special spot. When what we expected or dreamt of comes crashing, how do we move beyond that? Is the wall that separated and protected us all these years actually hindering us to be who we are?



There's a level of raw honesty that makes The Saturday Night Supper Club come to life before my eyes.  There is a faith message that is beautifully woven throughout, but the message of you, who you are, is the feature of the night.  It truly added depth that makes this an enjoyable read for all. With authenticity, with witty and delightful interchange, plus the beauty of friendship, The Saturday Night Supper Club should make this a routine engagement! Lucky for fans, there are more Supper Clubs coming our way! Thank you, Carla Laureano and Tyndale House Publishers!



Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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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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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate her tour, Carla is giving away a grand prize of a $200 Visa Card for the winner and a friend to attend a cooking class!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


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CONVERSATION

29 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review and information on "The Saturday Night Supper Club" as well as being part of the book tour!

    I'd love the chance to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Thank you Kay! Sorry for the late response. I've been having trouble with the Reply message! Thanks!

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  2. Sounds like a good book...just started listening to the audiobook and am looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. Thank you for sharing about the book.

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    1. O, Anne, how is the audiobook? I've really been quite into them lately. Just finished one that was very well done!

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  3. Sweet! I can't wait to read The Saturday Night Supper Club! It would be really fun to go to cooking class. I love to cook and eat!

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    1. hahah. ME TOO EMILEE! ME TOO! I'm not sure if I love to eat more or cook more. Today, it's definitely EAT more! hahah.

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  4. I'd love to win this book! It has captured my attention big
    time!

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  5. This one just sounds so good to me! Food and fiction, lovely pair! :)

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  6. This one is definitely on my TBR. I was bummed I didn't get onto the tour!

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    1. Charis, EYE, BUY and be MESMERIZED! OK, I tried.. maybe the last word doesn't really go. LOL.

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  8. Sounds like an enjoyable read with captivating characters. On my TBR list.

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  9. Would like to read this.. Thanks for participating in the book tour..

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  10. Sounds like an interesting read. Really enjoyed the description of the book.

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    1. Dianne, it's a fabulous story! Truly scrumptious!

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  11. I just received my copy in the mail today! Can’t wait to read it.

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    1. WOOHOO!!! PATTY, so what do you think? Let us know! hahah.

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  12. The book sounds awesome!
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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  13. Excellent blog post. Thank you for sharing.
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks Cheryl!! I appreciate you taking time to stop by!

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