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From St. Martin’s Press:
The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee is a novel about three Texas belles who move to New York City to open a restaurant all the while discovering the basic principles about family, true love, and ultimately food.
Echoing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Glass Kitchen follows Portia Cuthcart as she flees Texas in a storm of controversy and is washed up on the island of Manhattan with no job and no money. But what she does have are her grandmother’s magical cookbooks that have been passed down through generations of women. Portia is a talented cook born with the “knowing” – an amazing ability to know what to serve on what occasions and predict events that have not yet occurred. Even though she has suppressed this feat for years, Portia must decide whether or not to use it again when she meets her widowed neighbor, Gabriel Kane, who has his hands full with two daughters on the cusp of womanhood and a family full of secrets, rivalries, and betrayals. With the help of her sisters and an unlikely hero, will Portia be able to claim what she wants deep down inside?
Divided into a six-course meal and filled with numerous mouth-watering recipes and meal plans, The Glass Kitchen is sure to tickle your taste buds and delight your senses. Linda Francis Lee will have you hooked from cover-to-cover.
I adored this book. I read it in less than a week, which is record time for this busy mom and full-time state employee. I was up late last night reading the last 100 or so pages, because I couldn’t put it down.
I love all genres of novels, but any that relate to food always make it to the top of my list. Add in some spice and romance, and I’m there.
Of course, being a Texas girl, I loved that the story centered around Texas culture and food. It felt like parts of it could have been right out of my own life.
The recipes Lee includes in the back of the book are also amazing. I love that I’ll be able to make the meals in the book.
This will be a perfect summer read. I have a feeling I’ll be reading it again soon.