Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reservations for Two By Hillary Manton Lodge

A culinary concoction of taking chances and finding love in the most delectable places Food writer-turned-restaurateur Juliette D’Alisa has more than enough on her plate. While her trip to Provence might have unlocked new answers to her grandmother’s past, it’s also provided new complications in the form of Neil McLaren, the man she can’t give up.   Juliette and Neil find romance simple as they travel through Provence and Tuscany together, but life back home presents a different set of challenges. Juliette has a restaurant to open, a mother combating serious illness, and a family legacy of secrets to untangle – how does Neil, living so far away in Memphis, fit into to her life?   As she confronts an uncertain future, Juliette can’t help but wish that life could be as straightforward as her chocolate chip cookie recipe. Can her French grandmother’s letters from the 1940’s provide wisdom to guide her present? Or will every new insight create a fresh batch of mysteries?

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Hillary Manton Lodge is the author of A Table by the Window, 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 an internship at Northwest Palate Magazine. A storyteller at heart, in her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, watching foreign films, and exploring her most recent hometown of Portland, Oregon. She shares her home with her husband, Danny, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Shiloh.

Book number two in the Two Blue Doors series was a much awaited book , I was left hanging in book one and could not wait to get my hands on book number two.
I have to say that book number two left me hanging again, I'm not real sure about cliff hangers. I want to know what the key is to and how the mom is doing. I might die waiting for book three to get here.
Lodge has a way of writing and leaving you wanting more and feeling like you are right there in the midst of it all.
I gave this book 4 stars and think you will enjoy it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Make sure that you read everyone of the letters that Juliette found!


  1. sounds like a great series in the making. Thanks Mary!

  2. Another series to start, I love it. Thank you Mary.

  3. I going to order this for my sister right now.

  4. Thanks for reviewing, Mary! I promise book three will have a slam-bang finish :-)