Monday, June 9, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from St Martins Press , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Portia Cuthcart never intended to leave Texas. Her dream was to run the Glass Kitchen restaurant her grandmother built decades ago. But after a string of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia is determined to start a new life with her sisters in Manhattan . . . and never cook again. But when she moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets twelve-year-old Ariel and her widowed father Gabriel, a man with his hands full trying to raise two daughters on his own. Soon, a promise made to her sisters forces Portia back into a world of magical food and swirling emotions, where she must confront everything she has been running from. What seems so simple on the surface is anything but when long-held secrets are revealed, rivalries exposed, and the promise of new love stirs to life like chocolate mixing with cream.


In many ways, the 'formula' of this book will seem very familiar- woman with a special gift and ability to us it in her cooking to better those around her. But it is a plot device that works well in this tale, so it is hard to argue with it! The book really picks up when it starts alternating chapters between Portia and Ariel. It's a charming book and great for a Summer read, hitting all the right notes of family, romance and cooking-with lots of included recipes at the end! Just don't read it on an empty stomach, as you might have to get up and go cook! LOL

About the Author:
LINDA FRANCIS LEE is a native Texan now living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The author of twenty books that are published in twenty countries, when Linda isn't writing she loves to run in Central Park and spend time with her husband, family, and friends.

St.  Martin's is giving away a 
Professional Kitchen Aid Mixer
and multiple copies of this lovely book!

Just click below to enter!

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Be sure to check out the widget for a great Fried Chicken recipe!

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