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Tea for Two

Tea for Two

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by Trish Perry

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Counselor Tina Milano has been visiting Milly's Tea Shop regularly for the past several months. She has many friends but no steady man in her life. Zack Cooper is a local farmer who provides Milly with fresh fruit and vegetables. As a single parent, Zack is doing his best to raise his teenage son and daughter on his own.

When the kids get in minor scrapes with


Counselor Tina Milano has been visiting Milly's Tea Shop regularly for the past several months. She has many friends but no steady man in her life. Zack Cooper is a local farmer who provides Milly with fresh fruit and vegetables. As a single parent, Zack is doing his best to raise his teenage son and daughter on his own.

When the kids get in minor scrapes with the law, Milly gently encourages Zack and Tina to work together to draw the teens back before their rebellious natures land them in even hotter water. At first Tina sees the relationship in only a professional capacity, but soon her friends notice the luscious scent of romance in the air and decide to help things along.

Tea for Two is a faith-filled novel that explores the delight of second chances, warm friendship, and unexpected romantic encounters.

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Counselor Tina Milano and local farmer—and single father—Zack Cooper are both regular visitors to Milly's Tea Shop. When Zack's kids get in trouble with the law, Milly convinces Tina and Zack to work together before things get really out of hand. Before long romance is in the air. VERDICT This cozy follow-up to The Perfect Blend has a homespun feel that is sure to attract fans of Amy Clipston's charming "Kauffman Amish Bakery" series.

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Trish Perry is an award-winning writer and editor of Ink and the Spirit, a quarterly newsletter of the Capital Christian Writers organization in the Washington DC area. She has published numerous short stories, essays, devotionals, and poetry in Christian and general market media, and she is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers group.

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Tea for Two 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
Life, after losing a spouse to death or divorce, can leave an unrealized impact. Often a fierce determination to "go it alone" surfaces and the wall of self protection is raised. This is the case for Zak Cooper, a farmer with two teenagers to raise. He seeks advice from counselor Tina Milano who he meets through Milly, a mutual friend. Trish does an excellent job of bringing these two in contact with nicely flowing short chapters. Realistic action, in the small community, interlinks the unexpected. Great characters, with many facets, enjoy the thrill of achieving the "impossible" and beating the odds. Tea for Two will renew your hope, open your heart, and lift your spirit!
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Just when I think that Trish Perry has written the perfect book, that she cannot top herself, she brings out another book in the Tea with Millicent series. I love Milly, I feel like she is every sweet older lady you will ever meet all wrapped up in one, and topped off with a darling British accent. This is how I personally picture her. Tea for Two is a wonderful story of a single father struggling to raise teenagers who are feeling a bit independent and a bit rebellious. He realizes after a trip to the police station to pick up his son, and a scare with his daughter lying about where she was spending the night, that he needs help. Even professional help, and that is where Milly steps in. One of her regular customers is a counselor and she is sure that she can help Zack, and not only that Milly is sure that Zack could use some of this counselor's attention also. A fast paced story of how two people highly attracted to one another interact in a professional, or a trying to keep it all professional setting. I laughed at many spots in this story, because I could just picture this story and the antics that Zack went through to keep his kids from knowing that they were being counseled, when the whole time the kids were wanting their dad counseled. Trish does not disappoint, you will love this wonderful story! And oh my the recipes at the back look delicious, Milly and her baking makes you hungry! 243 pages US $9.99 5 stars
Barbara-Turnbaugh More than 1 year ago
This cleverly written novel by Trish Perry, "Had me at the first page!" What a treat! No pun intended, but the yummy recipes from Millicent's Tea Shop, are provided at the end of this refreshing novel. "Tea for Two" has many, "mouth dropping, ah ha moments." This book although fictional, has a storyline that is real and raw about the issues of raising children in today's society. It takes home the revelation that with a little faith and hope from friends, all things are possible. With characters like Bucky Reynolds and Stacy, we are reminded that patience and tolerance can be challenging! Give yourself a treat, and read this entertaining, uplifting, romantic novel. And when you are finished, try some of the delicious recipes in the back. They are yummy!!
SallyChambers More than 1 year ago
Teens in trouble and it could get worse. What's a devoted single dad supposed to do? Delightful tea shop proprietor, Milly, has more than a twinkle in her eye and tea in her pot when she makes a subtle suggestion to handsome Zack Cooper. Would he consider approaching counselor, Tina Milano, for some help? Tina's been single for years and has no plans for any change in her status when she takes on this new challenge. She is a professional, but with this endearing family and its fascinating ups and downs, she's learning it isn't easy to remain personally uninvolved. Will she truly be able to make a difference in the lives of the Cooper family? What a tightrope Tina walks when she forms a delicate alliance with Zack to counsel his children. Faith, skill, humor, and compassion work well, but things get interesting with the attentions of old and new suitors and the advice of well-meaning friends--even clients. Tina finds she has her hands full and her heart changing. Delectable read with some clever, unexpected twists and surprises along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed Tea for Two, the second novel in Trish Perry's delightful Tea with Millicent series. Her novels make me want to curl up, take my time, and relish them from beginning to end. Trish's characters have real depth, and the town of Middleburg simply rolls out its sidewalks for you with shops, offices, farms, and endearing residents. High recommendation from me, with five stars for Trish's new novel.
emstclair More than 1 year ago
Tea for Two by Trish Perry is like breathing in a breath of fresh air in Heaven. It is the second book in this modern day, inspirational romance series (The Tea Shop Series) set in Northern Virginia. Milly, the owner of the tea shop, is a pleasant Christian woman who befriends all of her customers, including counselor Tina Milano and her produce supplier Zack Cooper. Tina, a single woman and counselor, leads her weekly counseling group at Milly's shop in the mornings, where sessions frequently get off track and onto the subject of Tina's love life, or lack there-of. Zack, a single father to two teenagers, Dylan and Sherry, is in need of some advice and guidance regarding the destructive path his children seem to be taking. After talking to Milly, as encouraging and supportive as she is, he realizes he's going to need some professional help for his falling-apart-family. After heeding Milly's advice, Zack and Tina agree to work together in a casual manner - but there's a catch - Zack doesn't want Dylan and Sherry to know they're being counseled. During a meeting with Tina at Milly's shop, Dylan and Sherry walk in after school for some treats and see Zack with Tina. Automatically assuming Zack is dating Tina, the kids are thrilled. Not wanting to disappoint his children, Zack and Tina pretend to be in a relationship. But as Tina and Zack start to spend more time with each other and their friendship progresses, are they really still pretending? Can they overcome their trust and faith issues and really become a team? What a wonderful book! I felt like I was right there in Milly's shop, drinking tea and eating her sweets with Tina and Zack. The characters are well rounded and seem so alive and full of life's journey - wherever that may take them. The Author really made it feel as if Tina and Zack were brought together by the hand of God. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. If you need to take a break from real life to escape to a relaxing, loving, inspiring and upbeat atmosphere, this is the book for you. I would recommend this book to anyone who's looking for an excellent read. This is the second book of Trish Perry's that I have read, and I can tell you it won't be the last. Perry has a beautiful gift from God for story telling and an eloquent writing style that captivates readers from page one.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
Millicent's Tea Shop becomes the focal setting of this Christian fiction romance novel. It seems to do a thriving business, with the ever-friendly proprietor, Milly. Although I did not read the first novel in this series, I had no problem feeling right at home. Characters are nicely fleshed out. Tina, a local counselor, presides over her weekly group, allowing everyone to share their issues. She's so adapt that Milly suggests Tina as a solution for Zack to help him guide his headstrong, motherless teens. The plot becomes complex when Zack's teens "catch" Tina and Zack together and quickly jump to the conclusion that they're a couple. Tina's gentle advice is good for all readers; I wish we all could have a Tina on hand to talk over our problems. Chapter twelve where Anthony and Tina have a date should be must reading for every guy before he dates! Discussion questions are included, along with five yummy sounding recipes. This would make a fun book club read! Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Harvest House Publishers for my copy.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
What do you do when your wife leaves you and the kids? How do you make it as a single parent? How do you deal with your teenage kids, Dylan 17 and Sherry 15? Where does your faith get you when your kids refuse to attend church? Those are just a sample of questions facing Zack now a single father. His wife, or should we say ex-wife Maya just up and decided one day that she didn't want a family or Zack for that matter. As his kids have grown they are becoming more difficult to manage. First with an emergency call to Zack to come pick his son Dylan up from the police station. He's been picked up for being with two boys that have all skipped school and gone shop lifting. Even though Dylan didn't steal anything, he isn't aware just where he will be headed if he keeps on that path. His second issue follows on the heels of grounding Dylan for a month, when he receives a phone call from a mom that Sherry is supposed to spending the night at, only Sherry isn't there. Apparently the two girls have told the parents the opposite story about staying the night at one another's house to stay out at a party all night. Now not sure where to turn with both of his kids, Zack turns to Milly. Milly, is a British woman who runs Milly's tea shop and is also a customer of Zack's to whom he supplies fresh grown produce for. She seems to have a way of helping him sift through life's difficulties with a strong shoulder and a willing ear. Her recommendation is to offer the counseling services of Tina, who spends one day a week at her tea shop working with some women searching for their own version of help over tea. Knowing his kids may not take to the counseling session, Milly makes arrangements to Tina to pretend that her and Zack already know one another as friends to just casually observe the children and offer Zack advice on his options before anything more serious can happen? Will Tina be able to help Zack or is God working behind the scenes in more mysterious ways? To find out read the latest novel by Trish Perry, Tea for Two! I received this charming book compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and was hooked from the first page. Being a story I could easily relate to and being a lover of quaint tea shops, this one was perfect for a chilly day of warmth you can feel from the honesty emanating from the characters of Zack and Tina. You can feel their personal struggles with being responsible for leading children in growing up as adults in a challenging world. My favorite part is how God makes His way known in the many "chance" encounters that happen between Zack and Tina. This one will warm your heart and soul and rates 5 out of 5 stars. This book is available as a paperback or for you eReader as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming characters in a lovely place. Good insights into ways to heal emotionally. Book club discussions would be enjoyable and also maybe a little controversial.
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Sandie129 More than 1 year ago
I love Trish Perry's books. She has a lighthearted style of storytelling that makes a reader feel like she knows the characters and is invested in their outcome. I particularly liked this book because of the sparks between the main characters, and because I really do love the setting. I enjoy the mix of humor and heart in all of Perry's books, but this one really stood out for me.
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Janna6 More than 1 year ago
Trish has such a fun, laid back style of writing, she does have an entire Beach Series. This series follows along with that style but in a new setting and the common denominator between book 1 and book 2 is Milly and her tea shop. In Tea For Two Milly introduces one of her favorite delivery men to one of her favorite customers in an effort to help the single dad who is having a hard time with his two teenagers. So Milly suggests giving her customer, a counselor, a call to see if she would offer some pro bono advice. They inadvertently lead the kids to believe they are seeing each other and then they don't know how to get out of it... and so the fun ensues. This is a great book to take to the beach this summer, even though its not about the beach. So check out this series by Trish Perry for a fun, relaxing read.