Together at the Table-A Novel of Lost Love and Second Helpings (review by Cathy)


Together at the Table


About the book:

Three months ago, Juliette D’Alisa’s world changed. In a bittersweet series of events, her mother’s health took a turn for the worse. Juliette and her brother opened their restaurant together to rave reviews, but her romance with Memphis immunologist Neil McLaren ended in anger and tears. As autumn sweeps into the Pacific Northwest, Juliette feels that she’s finally on the cusp of equilibrium. The restaurant continues to thrive, and her family is closer than ever. She and sous-chef Adrien are seeing each other, both in and out of the kitchen. Just when she thinks her world might stop spinning, a trip to the waterfront lands a familiar face into her path. Rather than dwell on her personal life, Juliette throws herself into work and research. After reading her grandmother’s letters from war-torn Paris, she still wants to know the full story –  and she’ll travel across countries and oceans to find it. But even Juliette can’t outrun the man who stole her heart. As she finally uncovers the truth about her family history, what will it mean for her own chances at lasting love?


My review:

When I first saw this book, I knew it was one that I wanted to read. The cover is lovely and I am always interested in reading about the restaurant business. I discovered so much more than I anticipated! I discovered an author that writes so eloquently that I was instantly caught up in the story.

Even though this is the third book in the series, I could follow the characters and their relationship with each other. I will definitely read the first two books and will read this one again. As an added bonus, there are fantastic recipes included that I’m anxious to try.

Juliette, Nico and Neil were my favorite characters, but honestly all of the characters are well defined and interesting. The story has a wonderful flow that I enjoyed.

Hillary Manton Lodge was a new to me author, and now she is one that I look forward to reading more of her work.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Product Details

320 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 3, 201 

Also in the Two Blue Doors Series

About Hillary Manton Lodge


Hillary Manton Lodge is the author of Plain Jayne, a Carol Award Finalist, and Simply Sara, an ECPA bestselling book. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, Hillary discovered the world of cuisine during her internship at Northwest Palate magazine. A storyteller at heart, in her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, watching foreign films, and exploring new walking trails. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon.





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