Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Teashop on the Corner by Milly Johnson

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…? 

Having just this minute finished reading The Teashop on the Corner by Milly Johnson, I am so sad to have to leave the wonderful group of characters behind but also I am still buzzing at what an incredible read this was.

The gorgeous Tea Shop on the Corner in Spring Hill Square has recently been opened by the lovely Leni Merryman, her dream of owning her own tea shop that also specialises in rare quirky literary gifts and stationary has finally come true but she could never have imagined that her little shop would bring a friendly safe haven for a group of people who are all at a challenging and emotional time in their lives.
Carla has just laid her husband to rest but has now found out an explosive secret he had been hiding. Business man Will has lost everything his business, his money, his home and now his wife. The lovely Molly has been heartbroken for many years and now out of the blue her ex arrives on her doorstep but can she forgive him?

The characters in this book are so full of life even when they are down on their luck they just seem so realistic and they are certainly characters I won’t forget in a hurry. There are a lot of main characters in this book and each and every one of them were so well developed so there was no confusion at any point as to who was who. I loved each and every one of these wonderful characters they all brought their own little something to the storyline and their stories weaved around each other’s perfectly joining them all together for our storyline.

This was such a compelling read I literally did not put it down as the storyline just swept me away and there was always something going on so there wasn’t a safe place to stop other than the end!
The way in which the author describes the little shop, as well as the quirky gifts inside, makes you really feel as though you are sitting there with the characters, if only I could get my hands on some of her gifts. The storyline is about heartbreak, loss and peoples second chances but yet it is still a storyline full of love and hope so I found it quite an uplifting read.

This truly was an unbelievably good read and in my opinion is by far Milly Johnsons best book, I haven’t been enveloped into a storyline like this since Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I have already found myself recommending this book to the lady on the sun lounger next to me! I have truly found a little gem here and if you are only taking one book away with you this year make sure it is this one.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm starting this book next :-) Thank you for a lovely review Rea xx