'Glorious escapism . . . A foundling turned star baker, a tough childhood, the Yorkshire moors and a dashing neighbour are a winning mix in this bittersweet novel with nods to the Brontes' - The Lady
Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking – the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers – brings a comforting sense of home.
So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium.
Luckily she soon makes friends – including a Grecian god-like neighbour – who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is. There are one or two last twists in the dark fairytale of Alice’s life to come . . . but can she find her happily ever after?
Wonderfully wry, heart-warming and life-affirming, Trisha Ashley's hilarious novel will charm lovers of romantic comedies. And it contains recipes!
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Don't give up on this novel
I really struggled to get into this book and if it hadn't been for the fact that I had agreed to review it, I would have given up on it by the end of Chap 6 by which time 18 years had passed and heroine had lived in 5 different places and 5 people had abandoned/died on her. However by Chap 8 things were improving and I started to connect with the characters. Soon afterwards I was fully absorbed in the storyline and continued to read until I had finished the book despite having numerous chores that I should have been doing instead! Loved the Giddings family, Alice's friends Lola and Edie and her co-workers in the teashop.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
The Little Teashop of Lost and Found
An interesting book containing three 'stories', all relating to Alice, which I could'nt put down and had to go back to reread the bits inbetween. Very enjoyable!