by Mia King

August 2009
ISBN: 978-0-425-22789-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

When I sat down to read Table Manners by Mia King, I was fairly confident that I was going to find myself enjoying the book, but what I didnít realize was that Table Manners is a new title about an old character. Deirdre McIntosh was first introduced to me in Ms. Kings debut title Good Things.

Deirdre is trying to establish herself and a new cookie line with a long established company in the food industry. Just when she believes sheís on the top of the world both personally and professionally her life begins crumbling.

As she always does, she runs to Jacobís Point to get herself together, but things in Jacobís Point have also changed, and Deirdre feels the need to try to fix things there as well. Where should she turn first? What is it going to take to help Deirdre get her life together?

As you read through the multiple story lines you have to wonder if youíll be able to keep them all separate and whether or not they can be resolved to your satisfaction. I felt that Ms. King wove the story lines together in such a way that I truly had trouble setting Table Manners aside.

As I closed Table Manners one of my rergrets was that an entertaining story had ended. My other regret was that I hadnít read Sweet Life, and now Iím going to have to go digging in my TBR for it.

Reviewed in October 2009 by Sandi.

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