Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This Book Room: The Potluck Catering Club series

Being the foodie fan I am, I really enjoyed this series. Among the reasons why: each book in this series was better than the last, there are tons of great recipes at the end of each book, the drama and mystery were superb.

In particular, I really enjoyed the second book and I loved the third book. The second book was super unique and intriguing - the ladies are part of a reality show competition and if you've watched any reality show and believed it was all fake, this book will prove you are right!

The third book nicely tied up each of the ladies' lives, although in ways I did not expect, particularly the plot line with Goldie and Jack. I was actually shocked by how the Donna, Wade and David story line ended, too. The two authors who penned this series kept me on my toes and did not just write fairy tale endings for all. This made the series all the better because who wants predictable endings? Not me!

If you like reading about food, mystery, romance or are just looking for a good series to dig into, you won't be disappointed by this one.

Additional notes: The Catering Club series is a continuation of sorts of the Potluck Club series. You can read my review of that series here, here and here.

The women of the Potluck Club have decided on a bold move. They're launching a catering business that's a lot like them: saucy, spicy, and well-seasoned. But will personal secrets cause the business to crumble before it gets off the ground? As the women focus on their new venture they will have to deal with a steamy past that threatens a marriage, the scalding truth about those they thought they knew, and the outrageous situations that come out of an unexpected--and revealing--trip back home.

The women of the Potluck Catering Club have a growing business. They even became the subject of a budding filmmaker's class project. Problem is, they didn't read the fine print when they signed off on his documentary. When he enters the club in the reality show "Great Party Showdown," the ladies of Summit View, Colorado, head 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.

The ladies of the Potluck Catering Club may have thought that winning "The Great Party Showdown" reality show in New York City would be the biggest adventure of their lives. But they weren't counting on the strange goings-on they would confront when they returned to Summit View, Colorado. When a shocking event rocks their small town the ladies are stunned--especially when one of them is accused. And a 100-year-old legend about buried gold unearths some unsavory characters. Will old friends stick together through their trials? Or will they be torn apart by tragedy?

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