Reading through The Reluctant Entertainer's inspiring pages made me feel as though Sandy slid her arm through mine and whispered words of encouragement. "Hospitality is not about you. It's about making others feel warm and welcome." It's also about grace. "Graces removes stress and is a gift that I both give and receive," Sandy says.
She points out that becoming a gracious hostess is more than just serving a nice meal. It involves conversation and keeping things simple enough that you can actually participate in conversations with your guests. Sandy implores us to keep things real--in so doing, our guests will relax and feel more at ease with our company.
If you've ever whipped yourself into a frenzy cleaning your home before dinner guests arrive (I'm guilty!), Sandy suggests we ask ourselves "Am I having people in to my home to impress them or bless them?"
The Reluctant Entertainer includes mouth watering recipes, tips and ideas for good dinner conversation, and best of all, it shows you how to make soul satisfying connections with your guests. If you feel you cannot open your home because cooking for guests intimidates you--or because your house is just a wreck--this encouraging, practical book is an absolute treasure.
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