Friday, November 26, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Dining With Joy by Rachel Hauck

Joy Ballard fell into television by accident. Well, sort of. Her dad had a local cooking show, Dining with Charles. But when he died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 56, his last wish was that Joy take over. There was just one problem with that, Joy is a total klutz in the kitchen. She can't cook, if it was possible to burn water, she would find a way.

But, for her dad and the crew who made their living from the show, Joy stepped in. And she turned out to be great on television. Funny, smart, full of ideas that made the show a success, taking it out of the kitchen making it more about the viewers and their experiences. For three years, everything was fine.

Then, disaster. The owner of the show sells to a big reality show production company. They love Joy, love the show, and are going to take it national. She has hit the big time...but that secret of hers just keeps getting bigger.

Luke Redmond looks like he might be her way out of the lie that threatens to ruin everything. He recently moved to Joy's hometown of Beaufort, SC after his New York restaurant failed. He's a great chef but a bad businessman. They hit it off from the start and soon Luke is the new co-host of Dining With Joy.

Unfortunately life is never so simple and lies as big as Joy's have a way of blowing up spectacularly.

Dining with Joy is published by Thomas Nelson, ISBN 978-1-59554-339-4. I received this book as part of the TLC Book Tour, for a complete blog tour list, click here. For more information about Rachel Hauck and her books, visit her website.

Up for grabs is my gently read copy of Dining With Joy. To enter just leave a comment that includes your email address. Open to anyone with a US or Canada mailing address. You can enter until midnight eastern time on December 9. Thanks for visiting and entering!


debbie said...

I would love to read it, it sounds really good.

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway. Sounds wonderful.

PoCoKat said...

Thanks for the opportunity...sounds like a great book!

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Jenna said...

Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the chance to win!


Unknown said...

I'd love a chance to read this, I've read two of Rachel's other books and really enjoyed them, thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

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rubynreba said...

Please enter me. I'd enjoy reading this! Thanks!

Kat Bryan said...

This sounds interesting and fun. Would love to read it.

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Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this one, it certainly sounds like a story I would enjoy.

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Charleydog said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

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petite said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda said...

I enjoy watching the Food Network and this book sounds like it would be similarly entertaining. Thanks for the giveaway.

karenk said...

would love to read rachel's latest masterpiece. thanks for the opportunity :)

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Laura said...

Please enter me.
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Zibilee said...

I just love foodie books and your review really intrigued me. I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and thanks for sharing it!!


~The Book Pixie said...

I would love to be entered to win this! :D


Mom of 5 Boys said...

Oh, I definitely want to read this! I'll be putting it on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

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holdenj said...

Sounds like a great premise, please count me in! Thanks!

Jonnie (JB) said...

This sounds like a sweet, funny story


Grace said...

Reading, cooking, food shows, all my favorite things. How fun to have all my hobbies in one place! Would love to read this book.

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