Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee

From the Back Cover:

Follow your heart.  Be yourself.  This is the 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 . . .
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.

My Thoughts:

This was a sweet contemporary romance with a touch of magic thrown in.  There were several situations that made me laugh.  And the chemistry between Portia Cuthcart and her upstairs neighbor, Gabriel Kane, made me smile.

The story starts out with Portia realizing she had the same "gift" that her grandmother had; the gift of "knowing".  Through a series of events that take her from being the wife of a politician in Texas to struggling to pay her bills from her downstairs apartment in New York, Portia's life is turned upside down.  Great book about family relationships.

Although I enjoyed the book, there were parts that dragged and became repetitive.  

My Rating:


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