A Table by the Window Author:Hillary Manton Lodge 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? — ... more »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 more ways than one? And is it possible her Grandmother's story can help show the way?« less
A gentle story of a large, happy family and plenty of good food. I really would like to be fed by this family! Coming from a family with five children and plenty of my own children, I thought she got the family dynamics right. The story is not deep or earth-shaking, but her writing flows nicely to create a calming atmosphere. Received book through goodreads.com contest for fair/honest review.