Together at the Table

Three months ago, Juliette D’Alisa’s world changed.
In a bittersweet series of events, her mother’s health took a turn for the worse. Juliette and her brother opened their restaurant together to rave reviews, but her romance with Memphis immunologist Neil McLaren ended in anger and tears.
As autumn sweeps into the Pacific Northwest, Juliette feels that she’s finally on the cusp of equilibrium. The restaurant continues to thrive, and her family is closer than ever. She and sous-chef Adrien are seeing each other, both in and out of the kitchen. Just when she thinks her world might stop spinning, a trip to the waterfront lands a familiar face into her path.
Rather than dwell on her personal life, Juliette throws herself into work and research. After reading her grandmother’s letters from war-torn Paris, she still wants to know the full story –  and she’ll travel across countries and oceans to find it.
But even Juliette can’t outrun the man who stole her heart. As she finally uncovers the truth about her family history, what will it mean for her own chances at lasting love?


A novel of lost love and second helpings. That phrase alone intrigued me to read this book. First of all, I love to bake. So reading that many of the characters were chefs/just loved to cook was super cool.

I have to admit, though, that I didn’t read the first or second book in this series, Two Blue Doors, before I read Together at the Table, the third book. I pretty much decided that if this was a good book, Hillary Manton Lodge would explain all that I need to know. She did a mediocre job, I am sorry to say.

The one thing that I didn’t really like and was confused about was all the characters! Sometimes I wasn’t sure if a certain character was a family member or friend. I didn’t remember where I met them. Ahh! So, that was a bit of a downfall.

Also, the last part of the book didn’t have anything to do with Juliette’s story. All of the characters just sat around and read a letter from their grandma. So it was all about the Grandma of Juliette, not Juliette. That was kind of weird.

Those two reasons are the cause as to why I am giving this book such a low rating. So, I am giving this book 2 stars.


Title: Together at the Table

Author: Hillary Manton Lodge

Author’s Website:


This review is written in my own opinions and words.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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