Introductory Novel in New Series, Releasing from Tyndale House Publishers on February 6, 2018
Carol Stream, Ill.—February 2, 2018—Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance Carla Laureano releases the first novel in the Supper Club series, a deliciously enticing romance with a foodie twist that reminds readers that nothing is wasted—not with God. The Saturday Night Supper Club is a charming story of friendship, second chances, and the power of God using our circumstances to lead us back to Him, releasing on February 6, 2018, from Tyndale House Publishers.
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?
When asked what she hopes readers take away from The Saturday Night Supper Club, Laureano shares, “I hope they realize that small, heartfelt offerings, like cooking a meal for a friend, are just as important as grand gestures. I hope they are inspired to build strong friendships like the ones Rachel has with Ana and Melody—an absolute necessity in buffering us from the hardships of modern life. And most of all, I hope readers realize that however distant they might feel from God, it’s never too late to come back to Him.”
Trade reviews of The Saturday Night Supper Club have been consistently strong. Booklist said, “Writing charmingly about faith, love, friendship, and food, Laureano will leave readers hungry for the next installment in the Supper Club series.” In a starred review, Library Journal added, “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.” Publishers Weekly concurred in its own starred review, saying, “Bright, jovial, and peppered with romance and delectable cuisine, this is a sweet and lively love story.” Romantic Times designated The Saturday Night Supper Club as a Top Pick, saying, “Laureano’s latest novel, the first in her Supper Club series, is a delight for foodies! There’s a delectable amount of behind-the-scenes restaurant and cooking detail, as well as some amazing descriptions of food that will literally have readers’ mouths watering for a taste.”
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.
The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano
ISBN: 978-1-4964-2024-4 | Softcover: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4964-2827-1 | Hardcover: $24.99
February 6, 2018
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