The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts

The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts

by Jennifer Joyce

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ISBN-13: 9780008229993
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/08/2017
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 189,280
File size: 556 KB

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The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Maddie has thrown her savings, heart and effort behind her little teashop, slightly off the beaten path of the town center. Baking has always brought her pleasure, from the first successful fairy cake attempt with her Nan when she was a child, through heartbreak and betrayal of her fiancé and best friend. But, even though she’s found her dream job, the teashop is struggling, propped only by her dwindling savings. But, when inspiration strikes as she notices her father, after a long period of moping and isolating himself from life after her parents divorced, bonding with one of her regular customers over cake and tea, and her new best friend’s desperate attempts to find a “man” an idea is born. Speed dating with Cakes – you get to meet five different people AND get five different desserts to compensate for this awfulness (ok – my own prejudice) of meeting and conversing with new people. Low pressure, filled with treats – who wouldn’t do this? (well – not me – speed dating is a thing of my worst nightmares as shy as I am). I don’t know how I missed reading Jennifer Joyce – this story was adorable and a perfect pick me up when the outside world is crazy, and nothing suits better than an escape. Maddie and the secondary characters are wonderful, her connection to her father and difficulties with her mother, and her tendency to occasionally put her foot in her mouth worked beautifully with plenty of moments to laugh, cringe and empathize. With just the right amount of angst (mostly Maddie’s own cringe-worthy moments) and an ending that brought the whole story happy smiles, this is a wonderful read, and fits right in with my own Brit-chick-lit obsession. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "Speed dating... with cake!" Stars! I seem to be gravitating to the world of chick-lit a lot in my reading preferences lately, and in doing so am noticing the trend for the heroine of the story to be the owner of a coffee shop or café type establishment, The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts sticks wholly to that trend, and like many of its predecessors, it was a really enjoyable read. Maddie Lamingon is our heroine in question this time, and while she loves her little eatery, being on the outskirts of Manchester and tucked down a little known side street, attracting enough custom is proving to be the main problem in keeping her lifelong dream a reality. "I’m not sure speed dating and teashops go together…" Desperate measures call for even more desperate ideas, but as it turns out the dating with cake idea seems to have a lot of merit, especially when the local press get a sniff of the story, our Maddie goes from almost on the uppers to baking sensation in the time it takes to cook and ice a batch of cupcakes. "You’ll laugh about this one day." Add in a great cast of diverse secondary characters, a little sprinkle of romance, a few laughs, crossed wires and lots and lots of yummy cakes (I have been hunting out Raspberry cheesecake brownie recipes all afternoon) and this was a light and enjoyable read. Low on drama and high on entertainment in its characters and the story being told. Well worth a look if you are in the market for a stress-free, low-calorie, high one the cake descriptives read! **This is a voluntary review of and advanced copy of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am such a fan of the genre. This was a delicious read. If you like Jane Linfoot, you’re going to love Jennifer Joyce!
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Easy read. Funny story.
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I loved the storyline and a main character to root for