Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Review: Reservations for Two by Hillary Manton Lodge

Reservations for Two by Hillary Manton Lodge is a story of love, family secrets, and yummy recipes.   This is the second book in the series, although I did not realize that.  You can read this book without reading the first, however I think I would like to go back and read the first as well.  Juliette and Neil, her love interest, are visiting in Italy and France to find out more about her family history during the time the Nazi’s occupied France.  Finding a treasure of Juliette's Grand-mere’s old letters written to her younger sister gives us more of her Grand-mere’s love story.  Traveling through France and Italy with the characters was like taking a much needed vacation.  Both Juliette's and her Grand-mere’s story lines kept me turning the pages.  Juliette has a lot on her plate trying to start a restaurant, her mother’s cancer, and the long distance on and off relationship with Neil.  Neil captured my heart with his cute Dr. Who reference.   Filled with food, family, and heartwarming moments, I look forward to maybe trying out the recipes and to the third book in this installment.  I really enjoyed my first read by Ms. Lodge.

FTC disclaimer:  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


Hillary Manton Lodge is the author of 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 her internship at Northwest Palate magazine. A storyteller at heart, in her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, watching foreign films, and exploring new walking trails. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon.

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