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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Review of The Teashop On The Corner by Milly Johnson

'A Milly Johnson book is like that burst of pleasure you get, just at that moment when smooth, silky chocolate melts in your mouth! A delicious, guilty indulgence not to be shared with anyone.'



"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."

Review

I loved this book and read it whilst in Monte Carlo for a weekend away with my husband, he came out to the balcony to see if I was ready to go out and found me bawling my eyes out on his fiftieth birthday.

The story revolves around Leni's teashop which becomes a sanctuary where people can forget about their problems and indulge in a cuppa tea, a delicious cake and a friendly chat with Leni and the other customers. This is a book about Love and friendship in all it's many forms and describes tenderly how fragile we all are and how with enough love and encouragement we can find the strength to pick ourselves up and eventually learn to trust again. This book is an emotional whirlwind which, with Milly's humour, will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. I think that Milly is amazingly clever with how she writes characters as they feel like old friends and through them she communicates love, grief, sorrow, happiness and excitement in a painfully raw and honest way and there is always a touch of Milly magic too.

I have now read all of Milly's books and I thoroughly recommend all of them, my favourite had been 'Here come the Girls' until this one came along and I also had the pleasure of meeting her at the Books and the City Blogger evening in March. I now can't wait for the new release which will be out in June, "Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe", published by Simon & Schuster.

'A Milly Johnson book is like that burst of pleasure you get, just at that moment when smooth, silky chocolate melts in your mouth! A delicious, guilty indulgence not to be shared with anyone.'

Sincerely Book Angel

About the Author

Milly Johnson was born, raised and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. As well as being an author of 11 published novels, 2 short story books and a novella, she is also a copywriter for the greetings card industry, a joke-writer, a columnist, after dinner speaker, poet, BBC newspaper reviewer and a sometimes BBC radio presenter.
She writes about love, life, friendships and that little bit of the magic that sometimes crops up in real life. She likes owls and meringues and hates marzipan. She is very short.

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