A Taste of Fame
By Linda Evans Sheperd and Eva Marie Everson
Published by Revell
ISBN# 978-0-8007-3209-7
360 Pages

Back Cover: Is America ready to meet the Potluck Catering Club on reality TV?
The women of the Potluck Catering Club have a growing business. They even became the subject of a budding filmmaker’s class project. Problem is, they didn’t read the fine print when they signed off on his documentary. When he enters the club in the reality show, The Great Party Showdown, the ladies of Summit View, Colorado, must head to the Big Apple for the unexpected adventure of their lives.

Between navigating New York City, dealing with cutthroat contestants, and trying to maintain their close friendship in the surreal world of reality TV, the Potluck women must keep their eyes on the prize—a cool million dollars—and work together if they’re going to make it back home in one piece.

REVIEW: All the women of the Potluck Catering Club are caught off guard when Nelson, a budding filmmaker, tells them that they have been chosen for a great opportunity for their catering business. They are going to be part of a cooking TV reality show in New York City. Everyone is shocked! How did this happen? They soon discover that the contracts they signed with Nelson gave him the right to submit his film into the cooking competition. They soon realize that this could be a good thing if they make it to the final round and win - there is a tremendous amount of money involved. It takes a sacrifice on everyone’s part to participate in this competition for the next several weeks. Can they make it, will their families and jobs still be there when they get back?

It was great fun to read about how a reality show affects individuals and their families. We see it on TV, but to get to the nitty gritty of it. It’s stressful hard work to make one of those shows. Not only do they have to come up with a party theme and all that will be eaten at the event, but they have to bring all the stuff to the location and set it up too!!

This book has colorful characters and interesting situations to overcome. This book is fun, interesting and makes for an enjoyable time. And as an added bonus to this book, there are the recipes in the back. Most of the food creations used on the TV show are n the back of the book for you to try, so you can have your own catering fun!!

This is the second book in the Potluck Catering Club series. I enjoyed this book even through I didn’t read the first book to this series. I look forward to making some of these recipes - you will too!! Click HERE to see the Potluck Cookbook that these authors have written. Sample recipes are included.!!

Nora St. Laurent
ACFW On-Line Book Club Coordinator

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review! Linda and I had a blast researching and then writing this book. Some of the zany adventures of the girls are also some of OUR zany adventures. It was a riot!

    Eva Marie Everson
    Coauthor, A Taste of Fame