Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On My Nightstand - Menu For Romance by Kaye Dacus

Since a close relative is a graduate of Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales, Menu for Romance piqued my interest. Kaye Dacus got the details right.

Watching couples kiss at a New Year's Eve banquet, Meredith Guidry vows that next year she'll be a participant and not an observer. Tired of waiting around for a certain Executive Chef to ask her out, she decides to cut her losses and find someone else.

Major O'Hara, Executive Chef and friend, has made a vow of his own. A delicate family situation and past rejection hampers any thought of marriage and family.

Meredith's interest in handsome contractor, Ward Breaux, wakes him to the possibility of losing her forever. He sets out to win her heart, but is still torn over his unusual circumstances.

I enjoyed the setting, occupation, and characters. Combined with a great story line, this book is a winner. I'm looking forward to more books from Kaye Dacus.

20 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

I was drawn to the title and thought it sounded like some great interaction possibilities:)

Jaime said...

Sounds like a good read on a long winter day! :) with coffee, of course :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

The setting, distinct characters, and solid story all made for an enjoyable book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jaime -

Kaye put an interesting spin on romance. It hits the target for something out of the ordinary.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Cindy said...

Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the review.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy -

The unusual occupation added a lot of interest to the book. I enjoyed it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica said...

I've heard good things about her too. Glad you enjoyed. :-)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
This sounds like a book that I wouldn't be able to put down.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to her next book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

It's a sweet romance. I'll bet she enjoyed writing it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kaye Dacus said...

Yes, Susan, I enjoyed writing it VERY MUCH. Major O'Hara is one of my favorite romantic heroes I've ever created!

This book was a little bit of a departure for me, as it's a little closer to women's fiction than a straight-out romance novel. Much of the story focuses on each of the main characters coming to terms with family issues, decisions about their careers, and finding their security in God . . . but there's still a lot of romance packed in there!

I thought about asking them to add a warning-label to this book: Caution, do not read on an empty stomach! :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kaye -

Thanks for stopping by to comment. We always enjoy having the author join in the fun. :)

Major reminded me of my own sweetheart, so tender, loving, and solicitous. You wrote a great hero.

I also liked Meredith for her kindness and sense of responsibility. She's the perfect match for Major.

Blessings,
Susan

Eileen Astels Watson said...

This is a great read, Susan. I found it very fun and enjoyable.

sherrinda said...

Great review! I've had my eye on this book for quite awile and have heard great things about it!

Diane said...

I read this and it was great. Can't wait for the next in the series. :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm always glad when someone confirms my book recommendations.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sherrinda -

Thanks for stopping in and commenting. This book had a nice mix of romance, family relationships, and plotline. Stir it up, and you have a delicious story. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

Thanks for yet another testimonial.

Blessings,
Susan :)

baliplus said...

God bless you

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Baliplus -

Welcome to my blog! I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I hope you'll visit often. Thanks for commenting.

Blessings,
Susan :)