Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn’t want any of it. What she wants is much simpler: to cook.
When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she’s always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord’s town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town.
On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don’t support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.
First thoughts after....
Wow! What a great debut novel! I would love to read more about these characters!
How distracted did I get?
The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a great read for the foodie and romance lover. Being a Food Network addict I loved the character Hannah. A home cook that seems to cook as well as most chefs. When her life falls apart she puts it back together with sass and spunk that I adored (a little snark doesn't hurt either). Hannah has several options for men in her life that will entertain and some disappoint. Typical of singledom unfortunately. The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a fun new romance. The kids got breakfast for dinner so I could get right back to the book! I give The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper clubs........
Dana Bate graduated from Yale with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, then became a broadcast journalist with a specialization in finance and business, and then gave it all up to write romantic comedies.
Don’t worry: none of this makes sense to her parents either.
Her debut novel, THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS (published in the UK as THE SECRET SUPPER CLUB), will be published by Hyperion in February. Her writing has appeared in outlets ranging from Smithsonian.com to Culinate, and before writing full time, she was an award-winning producer and reporter for the PBS Nightly Business Report. She recently returned to her roots in Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband.
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