Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Table By the Window

I really enjoyed this book by Hillary Manton Lodge.

The main character, Juliette, was easy to relate to as she navigated family situations, online dating, and coping with life's hardships by cooking up some of her favorite recipes. I love that the recipes were included. Now I just need to make a list, go to the grocery store and test out a few of these! They sounded amazing. Juliette's mom was French and her dad was Italian, so you can just imagine the food she prepared throughout the book.

It was a fun, easy read. The only thing I wish Lodge had gone into more detail about was Juliette's trip to Europe. It was at the very end of the book and not much detail. Kind of disappointing because I thought it could go somewhere. 

Overall, I'd recommend it to 20-30 something-year-old women looking for something fun to read this summer. If you're going on vacation, add this to your packing list!

"Why did I try online dating? I imagine the reason most people do - I was lonely. And it wasn't for lack of people around me. There is a special kind of loneliness for the single and the busy, people with friends and jobs and family and the gnawing awareness that as I get older and more responsible, I'm still alone" (128). 

I reviewed this book for Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers Blogging for Books. I received this book for free in exchange for a review of the book.

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