A Table by the Window

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A Table by the Window

A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes

I always wanted to find a secret about my ancestors. I thought that it would be so interesting to find out how they lived. I loved finding out about Juliette's grandmother, and it was an interesting story, to say the least. When I was little my uncle owned a restaurant, and it was closed before I got a lot of memories from it. What I do remember is the feeling of belonging, and seeing my family. If I was Juliette I do not know what I would choose. Especially if I only knew Neil from a distance. How do you deny your heart, though? I really enjoyed the ending and it was a fun read, especially reading about Italian cooking. It reminded me of my family (we are Italian and French!).

Book Blurb for 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?

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 5.00