Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Taste of Fame

Follow the Potluck Club Ladies into Their Biggest Catering Job . . . On Reality TV!

Filled with feisty characters, friendship, and hilarity, Book 2 in the beloved
The Potluck Catering Club series takes readers along for the ride to New York City.

Authors Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson love dishing up the stories of the six friends featured in their latest series The Potluck Catering Club—much to the delight of readers. “This is the way Christian fiction should be written,” one reader says. “No cardboard Christian cut-outs of sweet angelic women none of us can relate to. These women are real, just the kind of women I find in my own community.”

A Taste of Fame is the latest book in The Potluck Catering Club series and serves up more of what readers have come to love from these feisty characters and the hilarious antics they find themselves in—which takes them this time to the Big Apple for their first taste of fame:

The Potluck Catering Club that these six friends started is already a growing business when a budding filmmaker decides to cast them for a class project. For fun, they agree. That is, until they realize that he has entered his documentary in a new reality show “Great Party Showdown”—and they actually get picked for the show, taking the ladies of Summit View, Colorado, to the Big Apple for the unexpected adventure of their lives. Between navigating New York City, dealing with other cutthroat contestants, and trying to maintain their close friendship in the high-stress world of reality TV, the Potluck women must keep their eyes on the prize—a cool million dollars—and work together if they’re going to make it back to Colorado in one piece.

A Taste of Fame serves up the perfect blend of humor, misadventure, and mouth-watering recipes. Fans new and old will love this exciting trip into the wild world of competitive cooking!

Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson are award-winning authors, successful speakers, radio personalities, and avid readers of fiction. They are the popular authors of The Potluck Club, The Potluck Club—Trouble’s Brewing, The Potluck Club—Takes the Cake, and The Secret’s in the Sauce. They’ve also led numerous Bible studies and women’s retreats and still find time to be wives and mothers. Linda lives in Colorado and Eva lives in Florida.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.
Available September 2009 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

My Review:
I have read The Potluck Club and The Potluck Club Troubles Brewing. I had given the first four stars and the sequel three stars. Until I was offered A Taste of Fame to read and review I didn't realize there had also been written The Secret's in the Sauce - the first book in the Potluck Catering Club series.
I enjoyed spending time with characters I'd met in previous books and the authors did a nice job of giving background so that new readers wouldn't feel lost if jumping in without having read the Potluck Club series but I did feel like there was something missing from not having read the first book in the Catering Club series although I can't put my finger on it. It was very helpful to have each chapter labeled with the name of the character from whose point of view it was being told. I look forward to making Peppermint Patty Brownies - one of the three dozen recipes talked about in story and printed in the back of the book.

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