A Table By The Window Review

In "A Table By The Window" by Hillary Manton Lodge, food writer Juliette D'Alisa inherits a cooking table from her grandmother, and as she is searching through the drawers she finds an old cookbook with a photo taped to the dustcover - a photo of a man with a suspicious resemblance to others in her family.  As she tries to figure out who is in the photo, her brother approaches her about starting their own restaurant, and Juliette decides to give online dating a try.  Should she leave her food writing job to open the restaurant with her brother?  What about Neil, the man she met through an online dating site?  What does she really want?

I enjoyed this book.  It wasn't one of those books that left me dying to see what happened from one chapter to the next, but it was enjoyable and interesting when I did get a chance to pick it up.  I think that this makes it a perfect vacation book, because it is easy to pick up and put back down again while still holding my interest!  It was just a nice, cozy, laid-back book, and I liked it.

One thing that also makes this book unique is the recipes the author includes in the pages - gourmet recipes of all skill levels are included at the end of many of the chapters.  I feel like I should keep this book in my kitchen so I can try out some of the recipes!

I really liked the main character, Juliette, and she seemed realistic and relatable.  I'm also very interested to see what she ultimately decides about all the decisions in her life, especially her relationship with Neil! The ending felt really sudden to me, and the plot was not resolved in this book.   I'm looking forward to reading the next book to find out what happens!

P.S. You can read the first chapter here, and also check out some similar recipes on the book Pinterest board!

Note: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
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