The Second Chance Tea Shop
Book 1, Little Somerby - The perfect romantic summer read
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'Moving, funny, thoughtful and romantic. Bring on the next one!' JENNY KANE.
Second chances, new loves and scrumptious cakes, in this heart-warming novel. Perfect for all fans of Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Cathy Bramley.
Following the tragic death of her beloved husband, Anna Hemingway decides it's time for a fresh start. So Anna and her three-year-old daughter Ellie move to a picture-perfect cottage in the beautiful village of Little Somerby, and when she takes over the running of the village tea shop, Ellie and Anna start to find happiness again.
But things get complicated when Matthew Carter, the owner of the local cider farm, enters their lives. Throughout a whirlwind year of village fetes and ancient wassails, love, laughter, apple pie and new memories, life slowly blossoms again. But when tragedy strikes and history seems to be repeating itself, Anna must find the strength to hold onto the new life she has built.
This beautiful, life-affirming debut novel marks the beginning of the Little Somerby series, and promises to make you smile, cry, reach for a cream tea, and long for a life in the perfect English countryside.
What readers are saying about THE SECOND CHANCE TEA SHOP:
'I loved this book. It is beautifully written and ... it's so easy to fall in love with the characters ... Very much looking forward to reading book two'
'I absolutely recommend this witty, entertaining, charming and heartwarming book. I can't wait for the sequel'
'A lovely romantic debut, I thoroughly enjoyed it - gorgeous setting, engaging characters, lots of plot, delicious sounding cakes and lashings of alcohol - my perfect combination!'
'A fantastic debut and one I would thoroughly recommend'
An emotional rollercoaster wrapped up with cakes, cider and hunks – how much more could you want?!
Anna Hemmingway has returned to the village she grew up in, Little Somerby, with her three-year-old daughter, Ellie, to rebuild her life after husband, James, tragically lost his life in a car accident. Determined to focus on the future and finding happiness again for her and Ellie, Anna takes on running the local Tea Shop and if she falters along the way, she’s always got childhood friend, Charlotte, on hand for support. Finding love again is the farthest thing from Anna’s mind but she hasn’t bet on the village heartthrob, Matthew Carter, to still be around; running the his father’s cider farm, still smoulderingly handsome and, as luck would have it, divorced into the bargain too. Not only that, Matthew is also a single-parent to teenage daughter, Merry, who has aspirations for her father not to be alone forever…
I’m not going to tell you any more than that as to do so would somewhat spoil the plot I feel, but I can promise you it is a rollercoaster of love and emotion. I found it hard to believe this novel came from a debut author as the standard of writing and the conveying of emotion is right up there with some of my favourite romance authors. What surprised and pleased me the most, however, is its unconventional plot. Not simply, boy meets girl, boy and girl like each other and one-hundred-and-one things get in the way to prevent boy and girl being together until the end of the novel. As I say, I don’t want to give anything away but The Second Chance Teashop is exactly that; full of second chances and real life. It was so refreshing to see a contemporary romance novel tackling the day-to-day issues relationships face in the cosy and comforting setting of a Somerset Village.
Now I really can’t wait to read Springtime at the Cider Kitchen!
I starting reading this book 3 days ago and I have been struggling to put it down. Amazing read and you feel like you have been dragged into the whole story. Highly recommend this if you enjoy sweet easy reading. Great love story with many bumps along the way.
Sweet love/lust cupcake
Too many awkward expressions. The characters were continually grinning! Why did they have to grin so much? They grinned to the very end of the book.
The developing steamy relationship was like opening a present before Christmas Day and the ensuing consequences. Where does it go after the commitment?
In fiction it all works out in the end. In reality, it often doesn’t.
Some pleasing and well described settings.
A cupcake. 🧁
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: 10 March 2017
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Print Length: 316 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Little Somerby