The Saturday Night Supper Club
February 6, 2018
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Supper Club Book 1
Winner of the 2019 RWA RITA Award for Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
Finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Award for Romance
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?
Bright, jovial, and peppered with romance and delectable cuisine, this is a sweet and lively love story. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Readers seeking sweet and funny romance will be delighted with this food-centered series opener from Laureano... Bright, jovial, and peppered with romance and delectable cuisine, this is a sweet and lively love story. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
...a delight for foodies, providing delicious descriptions of dishes and glimpses into the culinary world... Romance aficionados and fans of stories about overcoming obstacles and the role of faith in everyday life will eagerly await the next entry in this sweet food-centered series. Library Journal Starred Review
Writing charmingly about faith, love, friendship, and food, Laureano will leave readers hungry for the next installment in the Supper Club series. Booklist
Although it is truly a love story, the book breaks free from genre conventions by mixing romance with personal struggles and character growth... With its many powerful themes, The Saturday Night Supper Club captures a complete picture of a couple’s journey to embrace their true selves, heal from their pasts, and discover love. Foreword Reviews
Laureano's latest novel, the first in her Supper Club series... is a delight for foodies! ...realistic and believable. RT Book Reviews Top Pick