“A Table by the Window” Will Whet Your Appetite for Food and Romance

51uGILeJAgL__SS300_Food writer Julliette D’Alisa thinks she’s content with the life she has carved out for herself. The youngest daughter of a successful restaurant couple, Julliette has created a life for herself that should be perfect, but it’s not. When her brother offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she is torn. Nico doesn’t know how she contributed to the failure of his last effort. Does she even have what it takes? Should she risk her hard-won journalism career in the notoriously fickle restaurant industry? In the midst of all this, she finds a mysterious photo among her grandmother’s belongings. Will the story behind the photo help her decide or just add to the family secrets?
This book belongs in a sub-category I think of as “restorative fiction.” It’s not going to keep you on the edge of your seat with your adrenaline pumping but it will keep you turning pages. The characters aren’t out for world domination but they are dealing with the kind of real-world problems most of us have faced…loneliness, fear, longing, etc. The chapters are interspersed with recipes ranging from “Red Pepper Pasta” to “Panna Cota for the Brokenhearted.” This charming novel will leave you with an appetite for more (spoiler alert…there is a sequel.)
Appropriate for middle grade readers and up, “A Table by the Window” will satisfy your craving for a sweet romance and expand your recipe collection at the same time!
This book was provided to me by the publisher for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!

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