Over to you, Rachel:~
Joy is athletic, on the tall side, long auburn hair. Hazel eyes.
Mia Hamm, the American soccer player
Strengths and weaknesses
Joy ~ Ability to win people over. She confident so she gives others confidence.
She is too giving. Too trusting. And she can’t cook.
His weakness is his reading difficulties. His lack of education which cripple his confidence.
Joy is his weakness.
Your inspiration for the character
Joy is a little bit of every women. The one who does the job because it needs to be done. The one who wants a little bit of something for herself, her fifteen minutes of fame. The woman who feels trapped in a job she’s not qualified for but is in the flow of it and can’t find a way out. Money, time and other commitments hold her feet to the fire.
But her courage and winning spirit was inspired by University of Alabama softball player, Kelsi Dunn.
Luke, the hero, is like the man we all want to know and love. He’s a good guy. The strong, silent type but discerning and intuitive.
He’s a rancher turned chef. I mean, really, how cool.
Background to the story
Joy Ballard is a cooking show host who can’t cook. She took the show over for her dying father and desperate producer.
Luke Redman learned to cook after his mother died. He made her lasagne recipe and watched his dad smile and laugh for the first time since his mom’s funeral. He learned the power of food and fellowship.
When his Manhattan restaurant fails, he finds himself in the lowcountry of South Carolina to regroup.
Joy’s show is sold and the new producer loves the chemistry between Joy and Luke, She pairs them to create an exciting format for the new network.
They have no plans to fall in love. But God has other things in mind.
Lovely to have you visit, Rach, as always