Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Book Review: 'The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane' by Sheila Roberts


All’s good in the family when they stick together and this bunch sticks like glue!
I mentioned it above, but the central theme of this book is family being important and it’s true. Ms Roberts has penned a book about love, relationships and how your family will always be with you no matter what.
I liked this book. The writing flows well, although there are a lot of characters to keep track of. Granted, in a family of three sisters, with beaus to go around, there will be quite a cast of characters. Once I got into the book, keeping everyone straight got a lot easier. The more I read, the more I wanted. I wanted to know what would happen with all of the characters, because even if I didn’t like them on one page, by the next I liked them again.
Cecily was my favorite. She’s got a boat load of troubles. She thinks she likes one guy, but kind of likes another, too. She’s easy for the reader to relate to because I could see a lot of me in her. She struggles with her decisions and not upsetting her family. Easy to understand.
I also liked Todd. Whether he’s the one for Cecily aside, he tries so hard. Gotta give him credit for that. He wants to make her happy, even if he’s less than happy. He’s endearing.
In the end, the book works and that’s what matters the most.
If you want a book that’s heavy on heart and family, then this might be the book for you.

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