Secret's in the Sauce, The (The Potluck Catering Club Book #1): A Novel [NOOK Book]

Overview

Life just got a whole lot more complicated--thanks to a "secret" ingredient

The women of the Potluck Club have made a bold move. They've launched a catering business that's a lot like them: saucy, spicy, and well-seasoned. But will a pantry full of personal secrets cause the business to crumble before it gets off the ground?

As the women focus on their new venture they are ...
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Secret's in the Sauce, The (The Potluck Catering Club Book #1): A Novel

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Overview

Life just got a whole lot more complicated--thanks to a "secret" ingredient

The women of the Potluck Club have made a bold move. They've launched a catering business that's a lot like them: saucy, spicy, and well-seasoned. But will a pantry full of personal secrets cause the business to crumble before it gets off the ground?

As the women focus on their new venture they are forced 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 ladies of Summit View, Colorado, haven't left the kitchen--they've merely turned up the heat on their most delectable adventure to date.

Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson are the authors of the popular Potluck Club novels, including The Potluck Club, The Potluck Club--Trouble's Brewing, and The Potluck Club--Takes the Cake.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

On the heels of their successful "Potluck Club" series (The Potluck Club, The Potluck Club: Trouble's Brewing, and The Potluck Club Takes the Cake), the authors team up again to bring back Evangeline, Donna, Lisa, Lizzie, Goldie, and Vonnie. In this enjoyable new series, the women are launching a catering business, which is soon threatened by the personal problems that arise. Including recipes for such delectable dishes as Texas hash, Southern pecan pie, and pineapple muffins, this competent mom-lit title will appeal to fans of Robin Jones Gunn's "Sisterchicks" or Neta Jackson's "Yada Yada Prayer Group" series. Recommended for CF and women's fiction collections.


—Tamara Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441207210
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Potluck Catering Club , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,546
  • File size: 567 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Evans Shepherd is the author of over thirty books including When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God about Anything and When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence, and the co-author of the popular series the Potluck Club and the Potluck Catering Club. Linda is an international speaker and media personality and is the creator of RightToTheHeart.tv and appears as a frequent host of Daystar's Denver Celebration.

She's the leader of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and president of the nonprofit ministry Right to the Heart, which has seen over 500,000 people come to faith. She's married and has two children. For more, visit sheppro.com.

Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker and the award-winning author of Things Left Unspoken, This Fine Life, and Chasing Sunsets. She is coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Florida.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    What sauce?

    I enjoyed this quick read, the recipes in the back look tempting. Not sure if there is a specific sauce in the story. The characters are a little too predictable and not deep, but the authors try to make them human, likeable but also falable.

    The one thing that was annoying is that so much time was spent re-telling the characters' background. This book is really an extention of the "Potluck Club" Series and all that background is in those books. If the authors wanted to start a new series then they should start from scratch in the first book and develop new characters.

    I'd buy another book in this series if they write it, but if too much time is spent retelling the characters' history, and not developing new stories about them, then it might be my last.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    Nice read, what you'd expect from TPC series of books

    Shorter than the regular PC books but just as satisfying. Was disappointed that it was so short.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Loved this book!

    I loved this book just like I love the entire series! I had no idea they had come out with the fourth book. I read it in a few hours. I couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2008

    The Potluck Club crowd decides to become professional caterers

    In Summit View, Colorado following the wedding of Evangeline and Vernon catered by the Potluck Club members, the women believe they have proven how good they are as everyone enjoyed the food. They decide to open up a catering business.----------- They find success preparing meals for galas. However, while their cooking and catering are proving triumphant, each has personal issues to face. One of the members turns to alcohol another¿s torrid ancient history affair surfaces a third just lost her beloved parent and finally a fourth must choose between two lovers. They turn to one another for solace.----------------- The Potluck Club crowd decides to become professional caterers at a time when each of the members have personal issues. The rotating lead never gets deep into anyone¿s particular woes so their problems are minimized almost trivialized. Still fans of the series will enjoy the latest optimistic entry as the Potluck Club turns professional.---------------- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    OFFICE 2

    WARRIOR CAT NEWS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Check this one out!

    Interesting read! A wide varity of characters with an interesting story line. This was a different type of read for me. Might try this this author again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Problem with first person and multi characters

    Everyone sounds the same and really need a strong description to distinguish who is who since language and pace are all the same pagecounter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Very good

    An easy but excellent read. I recomend this to all who would enjoy easy reading, especially from the Potluck Club Series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Anonymous

    Cute story. Itdid jump around a bit, but also told a story of what was going on in each ladies life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    i recommend it

    It skipped around from one person to another but I enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lame

    Too many characters. I confess I did not read the whole thing but it seemed like a light read. Also I think this is the start of a sequel series so there is a lot of unknown history that you are given a slight knowledge of

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    This is not your mothers buddy novel

    This isn't the old "kumbya" type buddy novel. It is more like the "Real Housewives" franchises. These women are connected, but life and all its hard knocks rears its ugly head. Prayer is important, but life interfers.

    And that's where its redemption comes. Prayer can be seen as a magic wand making "happily ever after". But life goes on and life is stressful, and we cope as we can with sress, loneliness,jealousy and love.

    I didn't care so much with the "keeping up with the Jones" attitude, kept waiting /wanting to find the fork in the back of one of the characters.

    Fast and snarky

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  • Posted November 6, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    They're baaaaack!

    This book is like comfort food. You know you're going to enjoy the book even before you open the cover. I was so happy to see that one of my favorite series was continuing. I was also happy that the story just adds on, nothing out of the ordinary has changed in Summit View. Everyone gets along a lot better in these books. It's really nice to see the group come together without too much bickering. Any characters that seemed annoying in the first series have toned down a lot are and are more likable. Lisa Leann finally has moments where she cannot be in control. It was refreshing to see her not acting like a know it all for a change. I really hope that Lizzie's story is expanded more in future books. I feel like something needs to be done for her situation as no one is helping her out and it's getting to be a downward spiral. I, myself, have no trouble with the multiple story lines and points of view. Each character is unique and has such an interesting story line that I never got lost. The only thing I didn't like was the way Donna was treated by her half sister and by her boyfriend's mother. How much negativity and snubbing can one person take? Also what's funny is that in the past series I complained that there was too much of Clay and that he took away from the series. Now in this one, he's barely in it at all and I want him back! As always, there are some wonderful recipes from dishes mentioned in the book added for your reading and tasting pleasure. I even tried out a couple of the recipes in the back of the book. The Texas Hash was super easy to make and delicious. I have had requests to make it again (thank you Lisa Leann!) I can't wait for the next book in the series. I love these ladies and I'm so glad they're back!

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