Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Window Under the Table

A Window By the Table
A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes
Two Blue Doors Book 1
Hillary Manton Lodge
Juliette is grieving her grandmother and trying to decide what direction to take in her career. When she inherits her grandmother's table she finds a clue that her family history might not be what her family thinks it is. Her grandmother was keeping secrets. Right before Juliette cancels her online dating subscription she receives an email that will shake everything up. Now she's trying to decide about issues in her personal and business life all while juggling family and a new restaurant. She handles stress by cooking.

The story was rich with family, food, friends, and heart. This isn't my typical favorite genre, so I was pleasantly surprised when I loved the story. The author was able to portray the family so well and give the reader a sense of the drama and issues that were going on. I really enjoyed all of the food that was woven throughout the book. I wouldn't consider myself a foodie, but it was still enjoyable. The recipes were a great touch. Some of them are beyond my expertise, but I will be trying out a few. I did wonder as I read the story, where the elements of faith were. They were almost non-existent. Overall, this was an amazing story that touched me and I'm so glad that I have the 2nd book to start reading immediately.

I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

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