Wednesday, June 25, 2014

THE GLASS KITCHEN: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE GLASS KITCHEN
BY LINDA FRANCIS LEE
ABOUT THE BOOK:
With the glass kitchen,
Linda Francis Lee has served up a novel that is about the courage
it takes to follow your heart and be yourself.
A true recipe for life.

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.

The Glass Kitchen is a delicious novel, a tempestuous story of a woman washed up on the shores of Manhattan who discovers that a kitchen—like an island—can be a refuge, if only she has the courage to give in to the pull of love, the power of forgiveness, and accept the complications of what it means to be family.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
LINDA FRANCIS LEE is a native Texan now living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, steps from the Dakota Apartment Building.  Linda's writing career began in college when she published her first article.  But after graduating she was sidetracked from writing when she was offered a job teaching probability and statistics.  Later she found her way back to her first love, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution called her breakout novel, Blue Waltz, "absolutely stunning."  Now the author of twenty books that are published in sixteen countries around the world, when Linda isn't writing she loves to run in Central Park and spend time with her husband, family, and friends. 

OTHER BOOKS BY LINDA FRANCIS LEE:
                                       
                                          
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee is a delightful tale that foodies like myself are sure to enjoy. The story revolves around what would appear to be a very simple plot about three sisters who try and open a restaurant in Manhattan…a popular theme of late. THE GLASS KITCHEN, however, succeeds in its mission to give readers well-developed characters and dynamic descriptions that keep your mouth watering and the pages turning. As a politician’s wife, Portia Cuthcart had given up on her gift of culinary talent. What we find out is that Portia has a special magical power that allows her to create whatever food her palate suggests. Along with her two older sisters, she decides to make a go at becoming a restaurateur in Manhattan. The narrative is filled with delightful characters and settings that will make you drool for sure. With family secrets revealed and just a pinch of humor and romance, THE GLASS KITCHEN should be on everyone’s menu to read and enjoy!

GIVEAWAY
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GOOD LUCK!

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Margie said...

This sounds like a very engrossing story of relationships. The food background sounds fun too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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I love to read books that have a food theme plus it would take courage to open a restaurant where it so much competition.

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