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The Glass Kitchen

A Novel of Sisters

Linda Francis Lee

St. Martin's Press

With the glass kitchen,
Linda Francis Lee has served up a novel that is about the courage
it takes to follow your heart and be yourself.
A true recipe for life.

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 . . . and never cook again. But 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 delicious novel, a tempestuous story of a woman washed up on the shores of Manhattan who discovers that a kitchen—like an island—can be a refuge, if only she has the courage to give in to the pull of love, the power of forgiveness, and accept the complications of what it means to be family.

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ON THE MORNING her sister went missing, Portia Cuthcart woke up to thoughts of blueberries and peaches.

The taste of fruit filled her mouth, so sweet, so real, as if she’d been eating in her dreams. With a groggy yawn, she scooted out of bed. She pulled on her favorite fluffy slippers and big-girl’s robe, then shuffled into the tiny kitchen of the double-wide trailer on the outskirts of Willow Creek, Texas. Without thinking about what she was doing, she pulled blueberries from the icebox and peaches from the fruit bin.

She might have been only seven

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Praise for The Glass Kitchen

Praise for The Glass Kitchen
"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
Praise for The Glass Kitchen
"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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Linda Francis Lee

  • LINDA FRANCIS LEE is a native Texan now living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The author of twenty-one books that are published in twenty countries, when Linda isn’t writing she loves to run in Central Park and spend time with her husband, family, and friends.

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The Glass Kitchen

A Novel of Sisters

Linda Francis Lee

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