Publication Date: May 2016
ARC copy from Bloggingforbooks.com and Waterbrook Press
For those who love a novel filled with romance, food, and history, Together at the Table is the book for you. Author Hilary Manton Lodge has woven a touching story that meanders around the kitchens of modern restaurants in Portland, Washington, as well taking the reader back in time to war torn France during World War II.
Juliette D’Alisa has undergone a rocky time after breaking up with Neil McLaren, a doctor from Memphis while dealing with her mother’s recent death and starting up a new restaurant with her brother Nico. In spite of her ups and downs, she has started a new relationship with sous-chef, Adrian when Neil unexpectedly turns up in Portland.
As Juliette works to gain her equilibrium, she reads her grandmother’s letters from France trying to find answers to missing pieces of the family puzzle. The story takes the reader from Portland to France trying to solve the family mystery of a missing person.
Filled with delicious recipes and descriptions of food that will make the reader salivate, this novel ends leaving one with a sense of peace and fulfillment and a desire to get to the kitchen and try out those recipes! Enjoyable read with a very interesting historical narrative intertwined with Juliette’s story!
This ARC copy was received from Waterbrook Press and Bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.
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