Thursday, May 5, 2011

Holy Guacamole

Authors: Dan & Denise Harmer
Publisher: Lamp Post Publishers
April 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60039-183-5
Genre: Contemporary

Trace Domingo is a washed-up sports writer who decided to become a chef. He is accepted at Chef Bonnie Miller’s culinary boot camp, where he hasn’t quite decided what he is…He manages to get noticed the first day when a gun sounds off, and Trace tries to save Bonnie, and almost gets clobbered with an iron skillet for his troubles.

Bonnie Miller is a television chef and sees no reason to hire people when they are willing to pay to work for her. But she isn’t prepared for Trace to discover her closely-held secret. Bonnie is still trying to decide whether or not to trust the “bootie” when a crisis makes the choice for her.

HOLY GUACAMOLE is a romantic adventure for foodies. Bonnie Miller’s model is “If you are what you eat, make it hot, spicy, and irresistible.” But as they discover in the pages of this book “It is not the spices which add the most flavor, but how truly hungry you are.”

The story is written in first person in Trace’s point of view, the chapters are short, but filled with a wealth of wacky characters such as Jimmy the Knife, and Kelp. I had to laugh out loud at some of the things in this book, and others held me spell bound. If you are looking for a good beach read, this would be a great choice—but be warned. This book will make you hungry. $12.00. 284 pages.

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. (Okay, maybe it does get a little hectic.) Learn more about Dan and Denise at

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

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