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Review and Giveaway: Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge July 7, 2016

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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?

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.

My thoughts and giveaway:

What an amazing wrap up to a great series. This book was fabulous, probably my favorite out of the whole series.

It is divided into two parts. I will say at first, at the end of part I, I was like well, now what, a lot seemed resolved? But I totally get it now. Truly, it’s like getting two books in one.

Juliette starts the book with Adrian and I knew it felt all wrong. When she see’s Neil my heart ached for them to get back together. I loved the way Hillary handled that.

Then there is the mystery surrounding Juliette’s grandmother. That was a beautiful story as well.

I love Juliette’s family, especially Caterina, what a great personality.

There are recipes included with this book. So if what you read about sounds good you can cook it up.

You probably could read this book without reading the others but I think I was more deeply invested in these characters because I had read the other two.

The ending was totally perfect, a great way to wrap the series.

Visit Hillary here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by July 14th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review. 



9 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge”

  1. kim hansen Says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  2. harley0326 Says:

    What a wonderful story. I can’t wait to read it and find out what happens. I love the cover also.

  3. DK Stevens Says:

    I’d enjoy reading this one.. family truth? Hmmm what did she find?

  4. Wenona Says:

    Love the cover art! Looks like a good read! Thanks for a chance to win! Have a blessed day!!

  5. steveandellengray Says:

    I read and enjoyed the first book. Haven’t gotten the second one read and now the third. Hope ti catch up soon!

  6. Melanie Backus Says:

    I would definitely love to read this one, for sure! Thank you for the opportunity.

  7. Brenda Murphree Says:

    Sounds like a great book! Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. I really like the cover of the book. It’s interesting that it tackles family issues. Sounds like something I would enjoy.
    Dianna (dedezoomsalot AT yahoo DOT com)

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