Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The Reluctant Entertainer

I’ve meet many people through blogging. I love my blog friends. They are wonderful people who share their lives and passions in blogland. I’ve had the privilege of meeting some of them in person and talking to them on the phone.

One of these ladies is Sandy Coughlin. She has a web page called Reluctant Entertainer. Sandy recently released her book, The Reluctant Entertainer (every woman’s guide to simple and gracious hospitality).

The book is marvelous. There are stories, entertaining tips and recipes. She makes what might seem complicated into simple helpful and insightful tips. Any woman who may feel like if they can’t be perfect why entertain – this book is for you.

Some of the chapter titles include: Real Entertaining for Real People, Overcoming the Pitfalls of Perfectionism, Simplifying Entertaining, The Heart of Hospitality: Conversation.

The book is well done and has many photos of food, family and friends. I love entertaining and I wouldn’t consider myself a reluctant entertainer. I loved reading this book. The recipes are easy to follow, have variation suggestions to try, and look very yummy. I’m excited to try some and add to my repertoire.

Whether you are a seasoned entertainer or beginner, this book has something for everyone.

Sandy’s publisher is kind enough to do a giveaway on my blog. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. The giveaway ends on October 14th. If you blog about it, I’ll enter your name twice, just leave me a comment letting me you have done so.

If you don’t win a free copy, you can order this book by clicking here. If you enjoy entertaining or would love to start it’s a great go-to book.

© Nadine Zawacki 2010

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win Sandi's book!

Mona said...

I would love, love to win this book...

HopiQ said...

I would love to win this book as well! :) Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.

Yvonne Todd said...

Nadine - What a great idea! I think I'll have to borrow it! Blessings on you and Tom. Y

InnaC said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Alice C said...

I found this at just the right time- my husband and I have really been lead to study hospitality as a gift lately- I would love yo win this book!

Danni said...

Ooooh..would LOVE this book! Thinking I'll have to blog about it as well! I think you should throw in a personal visit from you as a bonus prize...yes!?!? Miss you tons!

Danni said...

Ooooh..would LOVE this book! Thinking I'll have to blog about it as well! I think you should throw in a personal visit from you as a bonus prize...yes!?!? Miss you tons!

Dawn said...

I've been reading Sandi's blog for a couple years now and love it. I'd love to have her book!

Donna F. said...

Nadine, you're a good promoter. Thanks for the chance to win this book. It looks interesting. I like the cover.

Scarlet Ily said...

You make the book sound so wonderful. I love the title of those chapters...especially the one about conversation! :)

Pick me, pick me...I wanna be a winner! ;)

Candice Rose said...

Oooo! me, me, me! I have much to learn :)

Anonymous said...

Okay okay - maybe the book would encourage me to start entertaining again. Having fibromyalgia put a serious dent in my ability and will to do all that work!

Anonymous said...

That was silly - I just left a comment to enter for a drawing to win the book and it was Anonymous! LOL
I don't have the time to sign up for the google thing to leave my name so.... It's me Nadine... Elizabeth S

Dawn said...

It sounds like a good book - I have definitely become more reluctant in recent years.