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May 28, 2015

Reservations for Two



A review by Spencer


“Oh,” I breathed as the lid raised without argument and revealed its contents. Letters. Bundles and bundles of letters.
Reservations for Two, book two in the Two Blue Doors series by Hillary Manton Lodge, fares well as a stand-alone. (I have not read book one, A Table by the Window.)

The main character, Juliette D’Alisa, is an interesting, instantly likable character. I understood her struggles and cared where they took her. I also found her relationship with Neil interesting and unique.  

If you’re a foodie, or a traveler, or a lover of Inspy fiction or romance, you’ll love this book. It’s a full course story, with flavorful characters who struggle to find balance in life and love. There are also recipes scattered throughout that tempt even a reluctant cook to drag out her seldom-used kitchenware. (Heh heh.)

I love that this story involves delicious descriptions that sweep me into a journey through Europe, and letters that take me back to the WWII era.


Hillary Manton Lodge is a solid writer with intriguing characters and unique storylines I care about. I plan to go back and read the first book in the story and look forward to the release of the final installment in this trilogy!


Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Page Count: 320
Purchase Link: Amazon

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