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A Table by the Window

A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes

Hillary Manton Lodge

Category: Fiction

Part of the Two Blue Doors Series

About 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 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 more ways than one? And is it possible her grandmother’s story can help show the way?

Praise

Praise for A Table by the Window

“Food writer Juliette D’Alisa adores her temperamental, trilingual family of restaurateurs, but she could do without their bossy skepticism of her online love interest who’s so unlike them. Rainy, windy Portland has never felt quite as warm as it does when Juliette navigates long-distance romance, career decisions, and a genealogical mystery. A delectable tale from Hillary Manton Lodge, A Table by the Window includes recipes that are like a warm welcome to the D’Alisa family table.”
—Meg Moseley, author of Gone South and When Sparrows Fall

“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!”
—Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Sweet Dreams

“Not since Under the Tuscan Sun have I read a book that I both tasted and felt to such an enchanting degree. Author Hillary Manton Lodge has woven a captivating tale of one woman’s quest to discover not only herself, but the truths behind an old-world family legacy. With a touch of whimsy, the perfect helping of romance, and a hearty sprinkle of laugh-out-loud humor, A Table by the Window is a delight.”
—Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of the Cadence of Grace series

“An endearing, smart, must-read novel! A Table by the Window is a delicious tale that had me slowing down so I could savor it longer. Major props to Hillary Manton Lodge for not only taking me on a beautiful journey alongside Juliette, but for making a non-foodie like myself want to take up a new hobby.”
—Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows

“Hillary Manton Lodge combines a perfect voice, endearing characters, and delectable recipes into a heart-winning story. A Table by the Window hooked me from the first page to the very last word. Bravo, Hillary!”
—Leslie Gould, best-selling and Christy Award–winning author

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.

Product Details

320 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 18, 2014

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Heirloom recipes, family secrets…and a chance for love

Click here to download chapter one of A Table by the Window.

 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?

Click here to download chapter one of A Table by the Window.

 

 

By Rebecca Lewis

I found myself drawn into the lives of Juliette and her family.  When Juliette was given a priceless heirloom she discovers a mystery hidden in the drawers.  This is the first step that starts to change her life.  Neil McLaren brings some interesting challenges to her and her family.This is a must read from a wonderful new author for me.  Hillary Manton Lodge had me laughing and dreaming from the first page to the last.  I can't wait to see...

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By Chris Jager

Dear Readers,First let me tell you I really enjoyed reading A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge.  It is a wonderful story about families and what it means to be part of a loud and loving family.  How sometimes it can be awkward when everyone tries to take care of each other.  Sometimes it can be frustrating when someone thinks they have a better idea for your life than you do and how no matter what choices you make, they will love...

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By Kristen Schmidt

A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge is a book that was supplied for review by Monmouth Publishing.    Lodge has a wonderful way of melding together the plot and old family recipes with the welding bead of strong characters.  Using two different, strong cultures that are known for their food and hospitality, Lodge created a main character (with a parent from each culture) and wove the reader beautifully into the history of a family,...

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By Sarah Keil

Iâ??m hard pressed to think of something that I didnâ??t like about this book. It was lovelyâ?¦ so well written and with such engaging characters! If you like food and romance and mystery and culture and comedy, youâ??ll find something to love about this book. Donâ??t be too concerned that it is Christian fiction. God and faith are discussed, but without lots of fluff, and the characters are real. Their problems donâ??t get solved...

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By Beckie Burnham

Juliette is a twenty-something youngest daughter of a food family. Restaurants, recipes, big appetites and big attitudes are the norm for the Dâ??Alisa family. But Juliette is dissatisfied â?" with her job, her lack of a love life and the direction her life seems to be taking. Setting out to discover a new relationship, career and a family secret, she discovers more about herself.A Table by The Window is satisfying on many levels. Hillary...

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