Friday, September 8, 2017

The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters by Linda Francis Lee

  • Written by: Linda Francis Lee
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:06-17-14

  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio

  • Synopsis
  • {from the publisher}

  • Portia Cuthcart never intended to leave Texas. Her dream was to run the Glass Kitchen restaurant her grandmother built decades ago. But after a string of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia is determined to start a new life with her sisters in Manhattan . . .
    When she moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets twelve-year-old Ariel and her widowed father, Gabriel, a man with his hands full trying to raise two daughters on his own. Soon, a promise made to her sisters forces Portia back into a world of magical food and swirling emotions, where she must confront everything she has been running from. What seems so simple on the surface is anything but when long-held secrets are revealed, rivalries exposed, and the promise of new love stirs to life like chocolate mixing with cream.

  • The Glass Kitchen is a wonderful mix of southern family, relationships, challenges and romance along with a wee bit of magical knowing.  

  • This beautifully written story moved me and I was rather impressed with Ms. Lee's ability to realistically portray in her book the essence of southern meets northern lifestyles which is not always an easy thing to do. 

  • Listening to this story through the audio version via Audible really brought this story to life for me. The narrator, Julia Whelan was excellent and her southern accent rang true and never wavered throughout her entire performance. 

  • My only regret with choosing to listen to the audio version is that the wonderful recipes included at the end of the book were a bit hard to capture. I plan on picking up a copy of this book from my library to peruse through those mouthwatering recipes Portia made in her southern kitchen. I can't wait to make some of them!

  • My final thoughts? 

  • A wonderful reading experience and I definitely recommend this book to you all!

  • 5 Stars

1 comment:

Verushka Byrow said...

This sounds so heartwarming -- not to mention magical! I never would have guessed from the cover about that part at least.