Tuesday, August 27, 2019

See what's cooking with Isabella Louise Anderson....plus a special giveaway

We're pleased to have Isabella Louise Anderson back at CLC today.  Melissa A enjoyed her previous novels, Cards from Khloe's Flower Shop (reviewed here) and The Right Design (reviewed here). Sara also enjoyed The Right Design (reviewed here). Therefore, we are excited about her latest novel, Delicious Disasters, as it sounds like quite a treat! Isabella has a treat for one lucky reader...a $50 Amazon gift card!

Isabella Louise Anderson grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day, nothing has changed. Aside from writing, she focuses her time on featuring other authors and their books on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with sharing book reviews. Isabella Louise is also a member of the Romance Writers of America.

She lives in Dallas with her husband and their two cats, enjoys spicy Indian and Mexican food, margaritas, and red, white, and rosé wines. She loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Texas Rangers. Isabella is currently working on her next release.

Visit Isabella online:
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Synopsis:
When Tessa Markham’s bookstore gets bought out, she is forced to face an uncertain future. After her best friend challenges her to start baking, she accepts—even if the last time she baked wasn’t what she would call a delicious success.

After a small kitchen fire, Tessa’s life begins to change. She finds encouragement from a sexy fireman, agrees to a questionable ruse to help another business owner with a complicated situation, and needs to be there for her best friend now more than ever.

Can a delicious disaster lead to a new future and a successful baking career?


What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
There have been so many, but my favorite one was that I made someone cry. As a reader, I think it’s really important to relate to either the characters in the book and/or the story line. So, when someone told me that, it really hit me hard . . . in a good way.

How is Tessa from Delicious Disasters similar to or different from you?
Tessa and I are VERY similar. We both love drinking rosé (even while baking), we don’t like chocolate, and baking once was like speaking a foreign language that has turned into something we both love. (Thanks, Food Network!)

If Delicious Disasters were made into a movie, who would play the leading roles?
Tessa: Jana Kramer (country music singer and actress of many Hallmark movies)
Brye: Josh Duhamel (Do I even need to explain myself? 😉)
C.C.: Hannah Brown (from The Bachelor & The Bachelorette)
Jake: Nick Viall (from The Bachelor & The Bachelorette)
Gavin: James Remar (he was Dexter’s dad on Dexter)

Tell us about your most epic cooking/baking disaster.
One year for my dad’s birthday I planned to make his cake. Well, after using a box of cake mix, I thought everything was fine until I took it out of the oven. Come to find out, it wasn’t cooked nearly enough and fell apart. I had to go back to the store and bought more ingredients. It was quite embarrassing when the cashier asked, “Weren’t you just here buying the same things?” Well, that cake didn’t work out either, but my husband came home from work and saved the day.

What is the last movie you saw that you would recommend?
Honestly, I don’t watch that many movies (I’m more of a reality show kind of girl), but if one’s looking for a movie that will make you laugh and cry, I always recommend my favorites that I could watch over and over, When Harry Met Sally and P.S. I Love You.

What is your favorite back-to-school memory?
Every year, to get myself excited for the upcoming year, I would stock up on way too many notebooks, pens and pencils, backpacks, and books that I already had way too much of. At that time, instead of Amazon, I would head to Office Depot and spend hours in the store.

Thanks to Isabella for chatting with us and for sharing an Amazon gift card with our readers.

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29 comments:

Michelle L said...

Last cooking disaster I remember was my s'mores marshmallow falling into the coals and going up in flames.

Melissa said...

My latest cooking disaster was when I accidentally used baking powder instead of baking soda! It sounds like it would be a minor change, but it truly does make all the difference!

Suburban prep said...

I wanted to make chicken with lemon. Let's just say my husband and I decided to call it pucker chicken. I used lemon concentrate and not lemon juice. It was a bit too tart and I like lemon but this was too much.

dianemarkowitz said...

Baking disaster was marinating steak in vinegar too long. I threw it out!

traveler said...

Baking is not my strong suit so I rarely bake. I enjoy cooking simple meals and have the oven on too high so everything dried out.

Tracy Wirick said...

I'm a terrible cook and baker! Lol. Everything comes out either burnt or, at least, overcooked.

Kelley B said...

I have not had any recent disasters.

Nancy Payette said...

Let's just say my boyfriend prefers to cook the rice. lol Gorgeous cover!

Martha Reynolds said...

I’ve learned to stick with tried and true recipes! Your book is on my Kindle. Beautiful cover!

Mary Preston said...

As I took the dinner out of the oven I dropped the roast chicken on the floor.

Lori Thomas said...

Last time I made brownies they turned out terrible, not sure what happened.

Peggy Russo said...

My last cooking disaster was making hard boiled eggs. Simple. But I managed to forget about them til most of the water was gone. Then, out of curiosity I started to peel one. Ugh! It was weeks before I couldn't smell them anymore.

Rita Wray said...

I burnt the cookies which is really not so bad.

Jill Broussard said...

We had our holiday turkey in the oven and when we went to check on it, the oven wasn't even hot. We wound up cooking it on the bbq, not too bad.

diannekc said...

My latest cooking disaster was really, really over cooking the chicken schnitzel.

Nancy said...

I usually do not have cooking or baking disasters. Earlier this week, I cooked gumbo and some of it stuck to the bottom of the cooking pot because the rice made the gumbo extra thick.

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Calvin F. said...

Nothing bad really.. I haven't cooked much in the past week or so.

John Smith said...

"Tell us your most recent cooking/baking disaster." Every day I try to achieve the perfectly cooked microwaved frozen burrito--not too cold, and not lava! It will be a lifetime's work!

Linda Kish said...

The only problem I have had is that I use my oven so infrequently that the igniter took 15 minutes to power up my gas oven. I think the gas jets must be clogged with dust or something.

bn100 said...

n/a

LoriF said...

Pretty much everytime I start to cook, forget I am doing it and burn it!

Jessica said...

I recently tried to make bread and it didn't turn out well.

Danamichele84 said...

Does catching the stove on fire count? Because I’ve done that!

Lelandlee said...

Nearly burned the house boiling water

Jillian Too said...

I forgot the last pancake in the pan and it ended up as a black frisbee.

Melanie B said...

I haven't had any disasters.

Tracie Cooper said...

Best cooking disaster for me was forgetting to add flour to my cake!

Amy C said...

The last cooking disastet that I can think of is when I set a hot glass casserole dish down on a hot pad that was wet. It shattered the glass dish and there were glass shards everywhere...including in our dinner. Out it went and I'm much more cautious when I'm baking with glassware.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

We accidentally used salt instead of sugar in a recipe. It was an absolute disaster.