This book makes me hungry. Not just hungry – ravenous. Look at that awesome cupcake on the cover – the delicate cake, the fluffy frosting, the sprinkles. And the cover is only the beginning. Wait until you start reading about the mouth watering dishes that Hannah Sugarman concocts in
her um, THE kitchen. Trust me, you will want to eat things.
But this book is about a lot more than food. Here’s the official blurb:
“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.”
At the Ball this week it is Deb Dana’s turn to sweep onto the floor in tiara and sparkling ball gown. The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs will be released on February 5th. I hope you will join us in helping Dana celebrate her launch week with all the glitz and panache she so fully deserves. (Hint: the best way to do this is to go pre-order a copy of the book, if you haven’t already. Really. Go buy one now. You won’t be sorry)
We are conducting another awesome giveaway this week, and guess what? There is food involved! Deb Dana will be giving away, to one lucky commenter, the following items:
1) A copy of The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs
2) A canister of Williams-Sonoma all-natural vanilla bean cupcake mix
3) A hand-written recipe from her very own recipe box!
Trust me, you truly don’t want to miss out on this!! So how can you win? Simply by answering the questions asked at the end of the Deb Ball posts this week! Every post you comment on during Deb Dana’s launch week will earn you another entry.
Today’s question is this: Hannah Sugarman bends a lot of rules in pursuit of her dream. Have you ever wanted something so much that you were prepared to do just about anything to get it? We would love to hear all the juicy details, or at least as many as you can share without getting in trouble!