The Saturday Night Supper Club – Contemporary with Good Food!

February 6, 2018 11 Comments

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Publisher: Tyndale
Publication Date: 2018
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Source: Publisher Provided ARC – thank you, Tyndale
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Rating: ★★★★

The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano | Book Review

THE STORY | Rachel Bishop is a rising star in the world of gourmet food. Along with partners she has her own restaurant, Paisley. It’s a place where her food is rapidly earns itself a reputation. All feats she’s earned the old-fashioned way, by her own hands and hard work.

Alex Kanin is a freelance writer who’s rebuttal response (about the danger of social media) to an article belittling female chefs backfires. When his piece earns syndicated attention, Rachel’s comments to the media are taken out of context and as a result, Rachel loses everything.

Feeling partially responsible, Alex reaches out to this stranger, and before either of them knows what comes next, Rachel finds herself working with Alex. To rebuild her reputation she realizes she actually needs Alex’s help… but first, she also needs to find herself.

BOOK REVIEW | Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge – Sisters, Tea Shops, Texas and Romance in a ‘Sense & Sensibility’ Re-telling

REVIEW | If my memory serves me correctly, this is the first novel by Laureano I’ve read. This novel, the first of a series, seems to debut a different tone than that of her prior works, while also playing into a specific cultural phenomenon.It’s a kind of play on a popular movement with its own spin on the topic. To say more doesn’t feel necessary since I have contradictory opinions in comparison to the masses, but I will say, when reading through that prism, this book is interesting. That said, this novel is so much more this than one dimension, and it’s well worth a second look.

“You are not the sum of your accomplishment or failures.” ― Carla LaureanoThe Saturday Night Supper Club

From the characters all of whom are memorable, witty and vulnerable to the unique “foodie” adventures and places, this novel sparkles. Rachel and Alex don’t get nearly enough page time if you ask me, but what’s there crackles with electric and aching chemistry. Between this and the witty text peppering the pages, The Saturday Night Supper Club is a winning novel from the talents of Laureano.

Smart, complex and delightful, this story is sure to charm anyone looking for a new novel experience, especially those who enjoy Katherine Reay or Hillary Manton Lodge. It’s classy and of course, as one would expect, is chocked full of appetizing moments.

#BOOKREVIEW | The Saturday Night Supper Club – Clever and Cultural Contemporary plus Good Food! Click To Tweet

Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC copy of this book; all opinions are my own

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Anonymous February 6, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    Thanks for the review Rissi. I have this one on my TBR list and I'm looking forward to reading it. :)

    • Rissi February 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM

      Hope you enjoy this one – let me know what you think if/when you read this one. :)

  • C. Monroe February 7, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    Great review! I love the concept of foodie-inspired books and I can't wait to read this one. And the cover is beautiful, too.

    • Rissi February 16, 2018 at 6:33 PM

      The cover IS beautiful, I agree. Hope you enjoy this one – and thanks so much for reading. :)

  • Jordan @ForeverLostinLiterature February 10, 2018 at 6:46 AM

    I've been wondering about this one–glad to see your review! I don't read many foodie-inspired books, so I'm looking forward to this one!

    • Rissi February 16, 2018 at 6:38 PM

      This one is really very good, Jordan. Hope you enjoy if/when you read it. :)

  • MJSH February 17, 2018 at 1:03 AM

    Such a good book! Can’t wait for the next one!

    • Rissi February 24, 2018 at 4:06 AM

      Same! SO looking forward to the follow up novel. :)

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