Like all Milly Johnson novels I was swept away by the characters and the setting of this book. The namesake of this book, and place where all the characters get to know each other, is such an adorable cafe. Not only selling cakes, the names of which will make your mouth water, but also the most adorable book-themed gifts which sounds like every bookworm's dream... if this cafe was a real place I would definitely be making a visit.
There are lots of characters in this book, not too many that it gets confusing but just enough that there is plenty going on, and someone in the book that every reader will be able to relate to. All the characters were wonderfully strong, each with their own little flaw that made you love them all the more. I particularly liked the relationship between Leni, the owner of the teashop, and her Saturday boy. He was so sweet, and she had such a sad back-story which when revealed gives you faith in the power of friendship and forgiveness.
I also adored the fact that some well loved characters from previous Milly Johnson novels made appearances in this book, I always love a good character cross-over!
This book is really easy to read and would make a brilliant holiday read. It tells a story full of endearing characters who will make you laugh and make you cry, but most of all this book will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling and a smile on your face.
The back page blurb:
Life is full of second chances...if only you keep your heart open for them. Spring Hill Square is a pretty sanctuary away from the bustle of everyday life. And at its centre is Leni Merryman's Teashop on the Corner, specialising in cake, bookish stationery and compassion. And for three people, all in need of a little TLC, it is somewhere to find a friend to lean on. Carla Pride has just discovered that her late husband Martin was not who she thought he was. And now she must learn to put her marriage behind her and move forward. Molly Jones's ex-husband Harvey has reappeared in her life after many years, wanting to put right the wrongs of the past before it is too late. And Will Linton's business has gone bust and his wife has left him to pick up the pieces. Now he needs to gather the strength to start again. Can all three find the comfort they are looking for in The Teashop on the Corner? And as their hearts are slowly mended by Leni, can they return the favour when she needs it most...? A story of love, friendship and second chances that will warm your heart and rekindle your hope.
Title: The Teashop On The Corner
Author: Milly Johnson
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