Friday, November 5, 2010

Book Review: Dining with Joy By Rachel Hauck

Joy Ballard is a small town girl that agrees to help her dying father out by taking over his cooking show for him after he passed away. She is an awesome host that everyone loves, but she is hiding a big secret...She can't even boil water. Dining with Joy follows Joy through some big changes in her personal and professional life as she figures out who SHE wants to be, not who her father, producer, mother, or boyfriend want her to be.

Dining with Joy is a fun, easy read that kept me up until midnight last night to finish. Even though Joy brings on her problems herself by the lies she has told, you still want to pull for her and hate to see her hurting. I thought this book was well written and enjoyable to read. I think it would make a cute movie and would love to see a sequel written to keep up with her and her family.

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  1. That sounds like a good book and a nice read on a quiet weekend!!

  2. Well that is so neat that you went to OBU :O) I love their campus and that Starbucks is not to far from there!! Tulsa can be a lovely place to live. Once upon a time I lived there. I actually graduated from Jenks High School. Funny to me since now I live in a town with less people than the high school I attended. But life marches on!!

    My sewing projects so far this weekend have been to finish up Christmas ornaments. My daughter and I have a tradition of passing them out to our neighbors here on our street. It has been a great way to meet our neighbors and to celebrate the Christmas season. Now I should be working on my next sewing project but instead I'm drinking coffee and blogging to my hearts content ;O)


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