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The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters Hardcover – June 17, 2014

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Portia Cuthcart wakes up in her Manhattan apartment with the taste of chocolate cake in her mouth. Recognizing the strange gift that comes in the form of compulsions to bake, mix, boil, or cook any given thing at any given time, she heads to the store to pick up the ingredients. After years of ignoring her cooking talents in favor of being the perfect politician’s wife, Portia is excited and a little scared to know that her gift has come back. With the support of her two older sisters and a terrifyingly handsome investor, Portia begins to make her dream of opening a restaurant in New York City a very real possibility. With shades of The Tempest, Chocolat, and Stepmom, The Glass Kitchen is a story of redemption, rediscovery, and renewal through the marriage of love and food. Lee includes several recipes in this fun addition for book clubs and culinarily minded readers. A tantalizing mix of romance, wit, and family secrets, it will leave fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Erin McGraw, and Sophie Kinsella hungry for more. --Stephanie Turza


“A sumptuous feast of family secrets, love affairs and cravings of the human heart, Lee's The Glass Kitchen is an irresistible read.” ―Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Day

“I so enjoyed this charming, whimsical novel, with its mouth-watering food and even more mouth-watering hero! It's funny, romantic, touching and simply delicious.” ―Sophie Kinsella, New York Times bestselling author of Wedding Night

“Linda Francis Lee's The Glass Kitchen is a novel about sisters and second chances, in which the possibility of magic is in the air like the aroma of a home-cooked meal. Heartwarming and filled with unforgettable characters, The Glass Kitchen is a wonderful place to spend your time; a page-turning story that will leave you deeply satisfied.” ―Jen Lancaster, author of Here I Go Again

“A gorgeously frothy, romantic confection of a book, with a sprinkling of magic and charm. Sweet, tender, and huge fun.” ―Jane Green, author of Family Pictures

The Glass Kitchen is a captivating, original novel with characters so finely drawn and three-dimensional, you'll feel as if you've known them your whole life. I really loved this book.” ―Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Best of Us

“How I loved this enchanting novel about discovering--and accepting--who you truly are. One to share with friends, sisters, and book clubs.” ―Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School

“This is beautiful, heartfelt and delicious storytelling at its best.” ―Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of The Violets of March and Morning Glory

“...a captivating tale of sisters who believe they can escape their past by moving to Manhattan, only to infuse the city with a perfect taste of Texas..” ―Randy Susan Meyers, bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (June 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312382278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312382278
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When I'm not writing, I'm exploring NYC. Come along for the ride as I search out the best spots in the Big Apple! Bestselling author of EMILY & EINSTEIN: A Novel of Second Chances and THE GLASS KITCHEN: A Novel of Sisters www.lindaleebooks.com

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This is the first book I have read by this author and I finished it in one day. I loved the characters, the pacing and the mystical overtone of the storyline.

The main character, Portia, is the youngest of three sisters who are all Texas transplants living in New York City. Portia, as so many heroines in contemporary women’s literature, has lost everything – her husband, her best friend, her home and her sense of dignity. She escapes her home state to take up residence in an apartment that she inherited from a great aunt. Reclaiming her sense of self is a slow and fragile task for Portia has denied her “gift” of intuitively knowing when and what food to prepare without being aware of the purpose in the moment. Her deceased grandmother (as well as other generations of women in her family) shared this gift through her restaurant, The Glass Kitchen.” Due to pressure from her two older sisters and her former husband, Portia repressed her knowing and closed down the restaurant in order to fit in and to appear “normal.”

The novel explores the hero’s journey of discovering the holy grail of one’s authentic self and creative expression. The author skillfully weaves together the dynamics of lost love, betrayal, family reconciliation, and new possibilities.

I greatly enjoyed this book and plan to check out some of the author’s previously published offerings. I recommend it for those who have tired of the formulaic romance novels and desire something a little off the beaten path.
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Starting over is never easy and Portia knows all too well that leaving a town disgraced to begin again is even worse. She tried to be the perfect wife but the husband turned out to be an amazing jerk. He never understood her passion for food and the ability she was gifted with to know exactly what was needed in that moment to satisfy the palate and the heart. Portia always believed it was her destiny to fulfill the visions she has, but was it going to stop interfering with her happiness.

What Portia finds herself with is sharing space in her aunt’s converted New York apartment with a very confused and dysfunctional family struggling to move on after a tragic death. The man running his empire and trying to direct his daughters’ lives is widower Gabriel Kane a man to be reckoned with and never questioned. He is a formidable man that touches Portia in all the right places but she is better than just a woman to give into her urges, she is strong enough to stay away, maybe. Becoming their cook is not one of the ways Portia should be staying away, yet the girls need her and so it seems does Gabriel who is trying in every way to fill spaces where there are gaping holes in the life they are leading. Destroying competition is what Gabriel does best, but even the mighty will fall when provided with the temptation that is presented in splendid innocence and beauty which is all things Portia.

While Portia fights to make a life for herself and straighten out everyone else’s it comes as a complete surprise to realize that Gabriel may be the answer to all of her heart felt prayers, hopes, and wishes. But is he going to continue to fulfill her desires during the day as much as he does every evening or leave her high and dry when she really calls for help.
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I don't have as much time to read as I used to so a book really has to capture my attention and keep it in order for me to complete it. This book did that and more.

First, I adore the cover. There is something soothing about it. I think the vintage Mason jars in the soft lovely colors drew me in initially. When the book arrived, I was also impressed with the texture of the cover (think vintage linen look and feel). The book is lengthy at 366 pages long, but the words are a nice size and doesn't tire your eyes out after several hours of reading. Many folks prefer to read books electronically (I do this as well), but there is something extra added to the senses when reading a book made out of paper.

Each chapter starts off with a course of a meal. The first chapter being the Appetizer. The story starts off by introducing you to a woman who has a gift called the knowing. It enables her to sense through food things that people are needing. A meal is never just a meal, and you are pulled along and join into learning how this 'gift' is passed down through generations of women. Each generation adds to the cookbooks that are handed down to the next generation. The newest generation (Portia) struggles and attempts to ignore and suppress her abilities which she feels is more like a curse than a blessing.

I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page and was disappointed to end the book. It is a romance story. It is a story of betrayal, learning to trust both yourself and others. It is a story about precognition, which is knowing something before it actually happens, and it is a darn good story that I felt was well written. By the time I finished the book, there wasn't any lingering questions that were left unanswered, which I think is difficult task to accomplish.
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