A Table by the Window (2020)

A Table by the Window Hillary Manton Lodge A Table by the Window Heirloom recipes family secrets and a chance for love The youngest heir to a French Italian restaurant dynasty food writer Juliette D Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and he
  • Title: A Table by the Window
  • Author: Hillary Manton Lodge
  • ISBN: 9780307731753
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
A Table by the Window Hillary Manton Lodge Heirloom recipes, family secrets and a chance for love The youngest heir to a French Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and her restaurant aspirations When her brother Nico offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she feels torn does she really have what it takes Should she risk leavingHeirloom recipes, family secrets and a chance for love The youngest heir to a French Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and her restaurant aspirations When her brother Nico offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she feels torn does she really have what it takes Should she risk leaving her journalism career After the death of her grandmother, Juliette discovers an antique photograph of a man who looks strikingly like her brother As the truth behind the picture reveals romance and dark secrets, Juliette struggles to keep the mystery away from her nosy family until she can uncover the whole story Inspired by her grandmother s evolving story, Juliette resolves to explore the world of online dating To her surprise, she finds a kindred spirit in Neil McLaren, a handsome immunologist based in Memphis, Tennessee With a long distance relationship simmering, Juliette faces life shifting decisions How can she possibly choose between a promising culinary life and Neil, a man a world away in ways than one And is it possible her Grandmother s story can help show the way
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  1. Julie Klassen

    Really enjoyed this romantic and endearing novel, layered with tempting recipes I want to try them all Warning This book will make you hungry.

  2. Kara

    I confess that while I read this one, I got very, very hungry Ms Lodge s descriptions of the food made them sound delicious D It s a quiet story that begins slowly and works its way into your heart and stomach until you re salivating to know what s going to happen next And can I just say that I loved Jules family The siblings interactions were fun and felt very real And the love and care they have for one another is wonderful Even as they sometimes frustrated each other And the romance Oh my, th [...]

  3. JulieDurnell

    4.5 Stars Oh my this turned out to be an unexpected joy to read A little bit chick lit, a tiny bit Christian fiction, quite a bit of mouth watering food descriptions with recipes to boot I loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter Juliette and her family were funny and heart warming a Franco Italian mix with 5 children Her struggles with a failed restaurant romance, indecision with career choice, mother battling ovarian cancer, and a long distance relationship with an immunologist from a [...]

  4. Heather Gilbert

    This novel is a true celebration of food As I was reading and checking out the amazing recipes , I was inspired to branch out in my own culinary attemptseven roasting butternut squash, which I d never tried before The writing in this story is very lyrical just the right amount of description and dialogue I loved getting to know the main character, Juliette, whose unique French and Italian background and restaurant background pulled me into the story I also appreciated the family dynamics through [...]

  5. Amy

    This delectable story is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Sleepless in Seattle Good thing I wore stretchy pants while reading this, cause my growling stomach needed almost as much room as my mind did to inhale all the sweet, savory, tantalizing flavors this book serves up If I didn t know there was a next course coming, my gluttony whilst consuming the pages of this book would have led to a large helping of Writer Despair drizzled with What Idiot Publisher Would Let This Writer Go vinaigrette, wit [...]

  6. writer...

    Delish to read with recipes to keep and savour Ending in France to begin next installment of these romantic culinary adventuresReservations for Two

  7. Iola

    Juliette D Alisa is the youngest of five children born into a foodie family in Portland, Oregon Her mother is French, her father Italian, and the whole family is involved in the food business in some way, either as a restaurant owner, chef, or in Juliette s case, as a food writer for the local newspaper.A Table by the Window is narrated in the first person, by Juliette, who is currently going through a tough time Her grandmother has recently died, she s lamenting the she s 28 and doesn t have a [...]

  8. Cassie

    Juliette s family is full of personalities and arguments and loudness, and I loved every minute of it Each character jumps off the page, and you know exactly who they are and what their relationship to Juliette is and how that plays into who she is Ultimately, they are a family filled with love Their Sunday dinner gatherings were my favorite.The food they create is an integral part of the story I loved that because food has a way of binding us together Around the table is where you communicate a [...]

  9. Carrie Turansky

    What a delightful story I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and I loved the setting, since Portland is my hometown I m glad they included the first chapter of the next book, because I did not want this story to end, and I was glad to see there was ahead for Juliette and Neil Well done, Hillary Manton Lodge

  10. Renee

    Adorable Loved the characters in this book By the end, I felt like I d grown up next door to Juliette s family Grab it You ll fall right into the story Can t wait to read about Juliette Neil in Reservations for Two

  11. Emilee

    I really enjoyed this book and the other two in this series Loved the writing style The story line is interesting and captivating This was a five star read for me

  12. Courtney Clark

    4.5 stars The latest book I ve read is right up my alley as some might say It s centered on a woman who has grown up in a culinary culture, her parents having owned a restaurant her entire life I have that in common I ve grown up in my family s pizzeria With the additional elements of ethnic cultures, sibling relationships rivalries and the closeness that comes with adulthood , and a little romance, this story made for a fun read that made my mouth water than once.In A Table by the Window by Hi [...]

  13. Rissi

    Some novel beginnings are humble and quiet, expanding from where they start, kind of like a warm loaf of fresh, homemade bread has to first grow and expand before it can be baked, so goes this stories opening This is an apropos reference considering this novel is actually, primarily about food eating food, creating food, and us living vicariously through the lives and food of the people behind those concoctions It s leading, first person narrative is Juliette D Alisa, the youngest child of six i [...]

  14. Paula Vince

    Juliette D Alisa is in her late twenties and destined to be a foodie in some capacity, coming from a family such as hers She s trying to figure out whether she should grasp the opportunity to help her brother set up a new restaurant, or keep her job as a food writer with the opportunity to branch out into morning TV segments She also faces the sudden challenge of trying to keep up a long distance relationship with a man who seems to tick all her boxes To thicken the plot, a mysterious old photo [...]

  15. Toni Shiloh

    Oh my goodness I finally read Hillary Manton Lodge s first novel in the Two Blue Doors series, A Table by the Window, and I m kicking myself for waiting so long Why hasn t anyone pointed out my error before now And the worst part library doesn t have book two yet Picture me looking like the grumpy cat But alas, you didn t come here to read my rant but a review So, here goes nothing I absolutely LOVED this book I know shocker, huh But seriously, this book reminded me of Katherine Reay s Lizzie Ja [...]

  16. Brooke Barenfanger

    A Table by the Window was good Really good, actually I thoroughly enjoyed it The best word I can find to describe it would be heartwarming It was about family and relationships It was light and also held some depth as well I didn t figure out why the novel was called A Table by the Window Maybe because the main character, Juliet, was watching life pass her by and letting fear control her To find out what she does with that fear, you ll have to read the book A Table by the Window was told in firs [...]

  17. Sylvia

    The youngest heir to a French Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and her restaurant aspirations When her brother Nico offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she feels torn between the possibility to do something she loves and the good job she has with the newspaper.Juliette is a food writer and critic who turned to online dating as a recipe for love After the death of her grandmother, Juliette discovers an anti [...]

  18. Yo Leo Ficción Cristiana

    RESE A COMPLETA EN ESPA OLDid you ever imagine you could find recipes in a novel Well, these books have recipes Juliette D Alisa comes from an Italo French family with food in the blood, but unlike her brothers, she is not a chef but writes articles about cooking After the death of her grandmother, she finds a photograph of a mysterious man who looks like her brother, Nico, but that he s not the grandfather Juliette knew all her life Determined to discover the secret of her family, she begins to [...]

  19. Kav

    True confession I m not a foodie but I ve enjoyed a number of foodfest kind of reads lately, including this one In fact, at times I read over all the food references with a kind of glazed fascination they sound so divine but mean absolutely nothing to me It s like reading bits of an exotic language and trying to find the meaning in context I m not often successful, but those words and phrases still add to the ambiance of the read This story is liberally laced with food references I mean I ve nev [...]

  20. Hallie Szott

    Following the death of her grandmother, Juliette D Alisa finds herself pulled in too many life shifting directions First, her brother offers her the opportunity to open a new restaurant with him The idea fits perfectly with her previous restaurant aspirations, yet Juliette hesitates to completely disregard her secured and coveted position as a food writer Later, while searching through her grandmother s old recipes, she finds a hidden photograph of an unfamiliar man who looks remarkably like her [...]

  21. Casey

    A delight to a foodie s heart and soul A sweet sigh for the romantic reader A depth of writing for the admirer of good women s fiction This book has a taste of it all to make it a worthwhile read.I am a foodie Yes, I am However, in being a foodie, I m of a snob about where my milk and chicken comes from Juliette, however, is a foodie on a whole other level and even for the maccheese reader, I do believe they will be salivating by the time they ve finished book And maybe tempted to try a recipe [...]

  22. Tima

    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 handle [...]

  23. Laura A. Grace

    A Table by the Window was an interesting story I really admired Jules I enjoyed her spunk and even uncertainty, but most of all her descriptions of food Her column that she wrote for the newspaper as well as other food related articles was mouth watering and delightful The highlight of the novel for me was by far the romance I loved it Neil is such a great guy and his patience with Jules is so sweet I am eagerly looking forward to reading of their romance However it was hard for me to keep an i [...]

  24. BJ

    I don t know if this book was really that good, or if it was just what I needed at the time, but I loved it It is the first in a trilogy and I can t wait until the next one comes in the mail, so I can go on with the story It is Juliette s story She is the youngest of 5 in an Italian French American restaurant family Her mom and dad own a restaurant and catering company and she and her 4 siblings all work in the food industry Juliette herself went to culinary school and then became a food blogger [...]

  25. Karen

    All you need is love But a little chocolate now and then doesn t hurt Charles Schulz A contemporary romance with a little mystery tucked into it, plus the celebration of family and fine dining, made this a fun read As the story continues in book 2 of this series, due to be out soon, don t have to wait long to find out how both past and present stories play out Definitely need to be read in order.Juliette s colorful family and her relationship with Dr Neil are funny at times, and very real not ch [...]

  26. Lisa

    So I have mixed feelings about this book I mostly wanted to read it as research for the novel I m writing and the theme is similar The summary sounded intriguing but the book starts slow I was almost halfway through before I really started to enjoy it And then the ending was abrupt, offering less closure and questions Thankfully there was an excerpt of the next book included Still I wasn t sure going in that this was a series So it kind of caught me by surprise My four stars is probably like t [...]

  27. Lindsay

    I never thought I would like a series like this one It was new to me and I did enjoy it You get something that no other book does or often You get recipes at the end of each chapter I want to finish out this series when the books come out I hope it soon If you like recipes this book may be for you None the less I hope you can decide for yourself I hope you enjoy reading it I hope you have a good experience with it but if not it okay I really had a hard time putting it down My other this is I had [...]

  28. Carla Stewart

    Warm, witty, and a culinary delight Hillary Manton Lodge s crisp writing reminds me of a vintage romantic comedy but with contemporary appeal as the story unfolds with perfect pacing and recipes to make you drool More than once I found myself wishing I had a pastry chef in my own kitchen Wonderfully romantic in all the best ways

  29. Lou

    A very well deserved 4.5 stars This book is funny and sweet without being too cheesy The ending was not pleasant at all because I really want to know what happens next, so I can t wait for book two

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