Book Review: The Glass Kitchen

June 29, 2014 Book Review, reviews 7

Book Review:  The Glass KitchenThe Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary Women, Fiction
Pages: 384
Source: complimentary review copy


For food lovers the world over The Glass Kitchen is the perfect summer read.  It’s light, refreshing, sweet with a touch of bitter – completely satisfying in the end.  Portia has the gift.  The gift of ‘knowing’ – the sensation of needing to cook certain items because something is about to happen.  She knows when the table should be set for 3 rather than 2.  She knows when to make special foods for loved ones, friends, and new acquaintances.  Of the three sisters, Portia is the only one who has ‘the gift.’  When Portia’s scheming unfaithful Texas-politician husband dumps her, Portia escapes to the NYC brownstone apartment left to her grandmother.  Portia’s two other sisters sold their apartment inheritance to Gabe who has renovated the upper two floors and lives there with his daughter, Ariel.

Part love story, part family dynamics, part intrigue and whole lot of sassiness and strong female characters, The Glass Kitchen is a must read for the summer!  The good feeling you’re left with after reading this novel is worth the read.  And doesn’t the cover just scream “summer read” and catching lightening bugs and family dinners and love?  It’s the love of food, family, neighbors and did I mention the food that makes this book a quality read.  Savor each chapter.

What’s your favorite summer meal?

7 Responses to “Book Review: The Glass Kitchen”

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy)

    I’m really not a foodie but I do love books with food. My favorite summer meal is a great big salad or a plate of fresh vegetables.

  2. Mystica

    I like the combination of family dynamics and all other things! makes for an interesting mix!

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