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Hot Dish
Hot Dish
Author: Connie Brockway
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451219831
ISBN-10: 045121983X
Publication Date: 11/7/2006
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 87 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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It's all about a small town girl who found success and had to return to the town she hated. It's basically a story about her feelings about it. It's okay. Kind of a bland read. Not great, but not bad. A pleasant enough way to pass time.
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Thought the heroine was great though the hero was a little too wacky for me. Laugh out loud funny in some parts. Nice move to contemporaries for Brockway.
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After her father makes some bad investments, Jen Lind's family loses their fortune and they move to a trailer in Minnesota. Jenn will do anything to get back to her friends in Raleigh. She begins entering pageants in hopes of winning a scholarship. But her chances of becoming Buttercup Queen go down the drain when it becomes apparent she does not qualify for the pageant. Now its twenty years later and Jenn has made it big on Daytime TV as a Martha Stewart type host. When her network lines her up to be Grand Marshall in a hometown celebration, she finds that she will be sharing the honors with celebrity Steve Jaax, a man who sculpted Jenn's face into immortality on a hundred-pound block of butter.

I tried to like this story, but I just couldn't get into it. There are too many characters, too many points of view, and I just couldn't follow the plot. This is Connie Brockway's first contemporary romance. Based on this story, I hope she goes back to historicals soon. DNF.
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After Jenn's parents lose all of their money gambling and have to move back to Minnesota to a run down farm, Jenn becomes determined to get security. She works her way through college to become a local Martha Stewart. And then she meets sculptor who rocks her off her course. Entertaning.
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years ago jess linds family dynasty crashed forcing them to move out of their raleigh penthouse and into cabin in fawn creek missesota but jenn saw a way out she would win the buttercup pageant grab the scholarship and run far far away the plan almost worked too until some conniving townspeople cheated her out of her tiara still she swore shed make it out someday. Twenty years later shes on the susp of real stardom shes about to leave for new york to be crowned queen of daytime tv when fawn creek asks her to be grand marshal of the towns sesquicentennial.
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This is a pretty good read. Some parts are a little boring but for the most part the book is enjoyable.
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Years ago, Jenn Lind's family's dynasty crashed, forcing them to move out of their Raleigh penthouse and into a cabin in Fawn Creek, Minnesota. But Jenn saw a way out: She'd win the Buttercup pageant, grab the scholarship, and run far, far away.
Twenty years later, she's about to leave for New York to be crowned queen of daytime TV when Fawn Creek asks her to be grand marshal of the town's sesquicentennial.
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I loved this book! It does give you a moral, however the bumbling antics of the "bad guys" make for a fun read.
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Easy read - likeable characters - Jenn who is driven to a success to leave small town life far, far behind, Steve Jaxx, a sculptor trying to find inspiration again and a butter head ... fun, enjoyable story
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Crazy funny read.
Hilarious at times. Unforgettable characters.