Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review of Reservations for Two by Hillary Manton Lodge

Nutshell: This book is #2 in the Two Blue Doors series. The story continues with Juliette D'Alisa as she explores her grandmother's past in her homeland of Tuscany. Journey with Juliette as she digs deeper and learns more of ancestry which start many more questions about her family. Walk along side her as she and her new boyfriend, Nick, figure out how to continue a long-distant relationship. Smell the aroma's of the recipes that are cooked up in the new family restaurant she manages and owns with her brother. Sit with her as her heart explodes with love for her family and the challenges they face.

Pro's: As a recipe lover, the recipes in this book look amazing! I can't wait to try some of them. As for the book, I enjoyed the intertwined storyline of the letters of Juliette's grandmother and the story of Juliette. It was like two story's in one!

Con's: If you haven't read the first book, this book may be a little hard to follow. It has been awhile since I read the first book and it was a bit hard to pick up where the previous book left off. This was a true second book in a series and picked up right where the previous one left off.

Recommendation: Read this series! I love the lilt of the book, the emotions that are evoked in the characters and feeling like you are right there in the lavender fields.

Waterbrook Multnomah sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. The opinions expressed are my own.

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