Thursday, May 5, 2011

Book Review: Holy Guacamole

Title: Holy Guacamole
Author: Dan & Denise Harmer
Publisher: Lamp Post Pubs
Published Date: 2011
Pages: 281
I received a free copy of this book for my honest review. In celebration today of Cinqo de Mayo-this is a perfect book to feature on this day. I hope you all have a great one and enjoy some Mexican food today!


Synopsis:
Nestled along San Diego's coast, the former romantic getaway of the silver screen's most notorious lovers is now the sizzling hacienda of Bonnie Miller's boot camp. "If you are what you eat, make it hot, spicy and irresistible," is her motto, and this queen of Southwestern cuisine enjoys quite a savory life; sucess, fame, and a reputation for the finest palate west of Barcelona. That is, until a pot-rattling bang causes Trace Domingo, a washed-up sports writer, to crash into her life. His arrival turns up the heat at the culianary boot camp as Bonnie discovers in life's recipe book, it is not the spices which add the most flavor, but how truly hungry you are.


About the Authors:
Dan and Denise Harmer enjoy living in Southern California's "Avocado Capital of the World" where they maintain a laid-back lifestyle as they run a cabinet shop, raise four children, and tend a small ranch.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to support the misistry of Outside the Bowl.


My review:
I like to think that I am a bit of a foodie and when I was approached about reviewing this book, I said yes immediately as it was described as a foodie type book. However, it is so much more than that. The story is intriguing and leads the reader on a journey they will not soon forget. Although the book starts out at a culinary boot camp, it quickly leads the characters and the reader on a race through Mexico and back in an effort to try to stay alive. The characters grow during the pages to become the people that I think we all strive to be-ones with compassion and goodness and a huge zest for life. I was pleasantly surprised by the pathway that the story took and was continually surprised by the events that continued to occur in its pages. I highly recommend this book!


1 comment:

  1. Great review! just in time for Cinco De Mayo!!

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