I don’t claim to be a “book reviewer” on my blog… because I like to talk too much to just review books.

BUT! I do like giving my recommendations and opinions on books I like!

Today, I bring you Menu for Romance by Kaye Dacus, a friend of mine and president of our local Middle TN Christian Writer’s group. (I’m treasurer… which means I get to count our money! LOL!)

Anyway, onto my stellar review:

The chef and the party planner each seek the kind of love that requires no reservations.

Cater to your craving for fabulous fictional fare with Menu for Romance, where a party planner finds herself torn between the contractor and the cook. After eight years of unrequited love, Meredith Guidry makes a New Year’s resolution to find someone new and end her single status before the year’s over. And when she meets a handsome contractor on New Year’s Day, it seems like her prayers have been answered. Executive Chef Major O’Hara has forsworn relationships, knowing he could never saddle the woman he loves with a family situation like his. But when it seems he’s about to lose Meredith Guidry to another man, he realizes he must concoct a menu for romance to win her back.

Menu for Romance is the second on the Brides of Bonneterre series. (The first was Stand-In groom, and you can find my review of that here.)

My thoughts: I loved getting to know Major and Meredith more! I’m a HUGE family girl, so Meridith’s struggles with her family were near and dear to my heart, and my heart went out to poor Major struggling with his mother as well. The book will make you smile, sniffle, and go awwww at the end. The three key ingredients to a contemporary romance novel!

I give a whole-hearted two thumbs up!

((some of you have asked for recommendations for good contemporary romances… here is one! Look for more in coming weeks!))


Kaye has so graciously offered a FREE autographed copy of her book, Menu for Romance. So PLEASE leave a comment and we’ll draw a winner on Saturday. Happy commenting!



  1. And just because Krista is such a wonderful treasurer for MTCW, bringing a different, creative container to each meeting to take the collection, I'm thrilled to offer a signed copy of MENU FOR ROMANCE to one of her blog readers. So leave a comment and let Krista know how to get in touch with you, and you could be the winner!

    [Doesn't have anything to do with the fact she gave me a great review. I promise.]

    (Krista, I'll pay you at the next meeting) 🙂

  2. I just read another review for Kaye's book yesterday! So, since I'm hearing such great things about it, I'm officially putting it on my must read list! Thanks for the review, Krista!

  3. Kaye, you're awesome. You know that right? *grin*

    And I DO bring a different container every meeting. My personal favorite though, is still the first one, the kitchen pot. I got a few funny looks going into the Panera with that one.

  4. I keep seeing Kaye's book all over the blogosphere! It looks wonderful, so put my name in the hat…or bowl…or whatever.

  5. Yay! Krista, I loved your review! I'm all about some alliteration early in the morning! And how fitting you should be treasurer, Mrs. Payroll Queen! 🙂 You know how to get in touch with me. Love ya, chickadee!

  6. Great review. I love romances that bring 'interesting' family situations into the story. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Sounds like an adorable little story :)Feel free to let me win!

  8. Oooo! I already have a copy and am looking forward to reading it. So I'll have to pass on the drawing. But very cool review and even cooler, Kaye, that you're offering a free signed copy! How fun!

  9. Hello funny lady,
    Award waiting for you on my blog today. Thanks for the laughs!
    ~ Wendy

  10. I'd love to win a copy! I enjoyed Stand-In Groom.

    valerierco at yahoo dot ca

  11. Y'all are entered!

    Wendy! Thanks for the award! I believe Heather gave me one as well…. You all make me blush! THANKS!!!

  12. Hi Krista –

    This sounds like my kind of book. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

    susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Two great friends of mine – Kaye and Krista. Love Kaye's books and look forward to loving Krista's one of these days.

  14. Me too! Me too!

    Seriously, it sounds like a fabulous and fun book. I love that "Ahhh" at the end of a good romance.

    You know where to reach me 😉

  15. I would love to win Kay's book. Please enter me. I just found your site today. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks everyone! I've entered all your names, and will have someone draw a name tomorrow. Look for an winner tomorrow aftenroon!

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