This review just in from Melanie Chitwood:
I’m a big Rachel Hauck fan. I’ve read all her books, and I was completely satisfied with her novel, Dining with Joy. Joy Ballard is a reality-TV cooking show host with a surprising secret — she can’t cook. In keeping a promise to her deceased father, she carries on with the show, trying to keep hidden her inability to cook.
When her show Dining with Joy is sold to a new station, a hunky cohost, Luke Davis, is added to the mix. Joy’s tension mounts as she juggles adapting to the new show’s format, maintaining the secret of her ineptitude in the kitchen, and her increasing attraction to Luke. With subplots about her extended family and questions about Luke’s past, we’re drawn into this story with characters who are easy to care about.
Rachel’s books include humor, charm, struggles, and faith in just the right combination. Her characters are ones I can relate to — people with flaws and quirks, questions and faith all in a package that leaves me wanting to dine with Rachel’s novels again and again.
Dining with Joy is part of the Lowcountry Series but reads as a stand-alone as well.
More than a taste…I’ll keep dining with Rachel with every new novel she releases.