It Wasn’t a Piece of Cake!


For the last 9 months (yep, just like birthing a baby – ask my family & close friends!) I’ve been working on a book called, The Reluctant Entertainer!

I’m so happy to announce this exciting news today and share the beautiful cover of this hardback book! (Bethany House, August 2010)

When I started my blog (3 years ago) I wrote about my own set of Ten Commandments to Hospitable Living, and I explained them in detail. Exploring those further, my book will offer a simple yet savvy approach to entertaining where I’ll be encouraging and sharing advice for apprehensive hostesses.

The book also emphasizes the forgotten goal of entertaining – connecting deeply with others! And practical tips, techniques, advice and …. recipes!

Recipes? Yes, my book will have easy recipes – some popular oldies, some brand new ones (many that I’ve held out of my blog – like this easy chicken recipe!)

I’ll be sharing my RE book journey, in future posts, on how the Reluctant Entertainer came to be. It wasn’t a piece of cake! It’s been hard work. But very worthwhile. So stay tuned …

My hope and prayer is that lives will be richer, doors will be opened, and hearts will be changed.

In this month of Thanksgiving, in particular, I am humbly grateful for all of my supportive RE readers and for your participation and comments on my blog! Thank you! And thank you Bethany House for believing in the RE message!

67 comments on “It Wasn’t a Piece of Cake!”

  1. Can’t wait to get a copy! So excited for you, Sandy!

  2. Just placed my pre-order on Amazon! Can’t wait.
    .-= Sandi´s last blog ..Spinach Dip =-.

  3. I just found you via Tidy Mom. I just know I’m going to love your blog. I can already sense that this book is going to be fantastic! My birthday is in August, so I’ll have to buy your book as a little gift to myself. This would be great for my blog readers at Classy & Fabulous! I hope to read it, review it and share with with my readers. :) BTW-I love the cover of your book! It’s BEAUTIFUL and the title is perfect!

    I’m just finishing up my first book also which is due out next month. It’s been an exciting process but it IS a lot like birthing a baby!

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

    .-= {The Classy Woman}´s last blog ..Pear Tree Giveaway WINNERS! =-.

  4. Congratulations!! How awesome to see your dreams finally coming true!!!

  5. Ohh Sandy how exciting news…Can wait to have it in my hands!!
    .-= Enid´s last blog ..working in the orchard =-.

  6. OH, it looks lovely! I can’t wait :-)
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Cover It: Our New Duvet! =-.

  7. I have just happened upon your blog via and if your book is anything like your blog it will be a huge success. I can’t wait for it to come out and have added it to my book wish list!
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..Winter’s Tales =-.

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  9. I love the cover, and I am sure it will be a fabulous book Sandy!!! Oh, how very exciting!

  10. What a beautiful book cover! Congratulations!!!

  11. Hooray! Looking forward to having a copy in my kitchen. Just 10 months to wait!

  12. Congratulations! That is going to be one sweet boon to your business and your profile as a professional, keep on persevering and you’ll become famous!

  13. Wow, congratulations! I’m so excited to see your book, I’m sure it will be wonderful just like your blog.

  14. Woo hoo! Can’t wait to read it!

  15. how amazing and exciting!!! Many congrats to you. And I enjoy reading your blog, so I know I will just adore the book.

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