I settled down last week for an afternoon of reading of The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane. It's a story involving a woman (Bailey Sterling) who loves to bake, a catering business fiasco and finding an unexpected romance. Along the way, she explores her relationship to her family and finds a life that she never even dreamed of!
I found the story to have characters with depth, an engaging story line and it was definitely a relaxing read. I also enjoyed the after story chapter ~ A Little About Tea. It was interesting to read about some of the history of tea and my eyes lit up when I saw some recipes attached as well. Which recipes caught my fancy? The recipes for Lavender White Chocolate Scones and Lavender Cake. I can't wait to bake them!
On the flip side, while I appreciated the author's choice to reference romantic interludes without being overtly explicit, I did not appreciate the foul language scattered through out the story line. In my opinion, the story was good enough to stand on it's own; the author didn't need to go there.
Many thanks to Nancy Berland Public Relations for the opportunity to review this book. My review is an honest reflection of my feelings and thoughts in regard to this book.