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Feature book: The Little Tea Shop on Main

11 September 2019

The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas

Subgenre: contemporary romance
Release date: 7 May 2019
Publisher: Harlequin
Format: print
Length: 336 pages
RRP: $31.99 (print)

Before I tell you about this book, I will tell you it is incredibly hard not to give spoilers, particularly one major one. I have spent a few weeks reflecting on how I could write this review without giving too much away, but also letting the reader know some information that might help them when they read. I certainly could have used it! This book really packs an emotional punch, and I was not prepared for some sections of the book. I laughed, and I cried.

The girls, Zoe, Shannon and Emily, have been friends since they were five years old. It was at their first tea party that the friendship was cemented. Zoe held the party, and invited Emily Waters and Shannon Morrell. On this day, Shannon’s mother left, and her father did not know what to do, but was grateful that this tea party would provide a distraction.

Many years on, the girls, who are now young women, are still the best of friends. They have continued their tradition of the tea party for any celebration but particularly when they leave the small town, or return to the town. But then Emily is in distress and both Zoe and Shannon wonder how they can help her.

There are many secrets that are revealed during the book but one of the nicest is the relationship between Shannon’s father, and Zoe’s mother. They are shocked to find themselves in this position, but make the adjustments, and then have to make a major adjustment.

As for Zoe, Shannon and Emily, they are there for each other through all events and celebrations in each other’s lives, this also includes the men who come into their lives.

I really enjoy reading a story by Ms Thomas, and look forward to each book. Her stories show the many different levels of relationships and how the female characters find their hero, and live their HEA. I really want to tell you more, but it would really spoil parts of the storyline. But if you want something with an emotional punch, this could be your book.

reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the author.

One Comment
  1. tonyamlucas permalink
    11 September 2019 10:12 am

    I loved loved this book. Anything Jodi Thomas writes is phenomenal!

    Jodi Thomas has a gifted ability of weaving an amazing story not only through your heart, but through the fibers of your very soul.

    The Little Teashop on Main is such a tender heartfelt book, a ritual in a journey of friendships, a passage through time, a bond forever sealed.

    Three little girls so different, yet so much alike, balancing one another.
    Their story was one which needed to be told, needed to be heard, and shared.

    Zoe, high spirited, she lives life to the fullest with zest.
    Emily, so shy, she lives in the stories that run through her mind.
    Shannon, serious, goal oriented, has to have life fully planned out.

    Jack, all three’s best friend, always watching, always close.
    Fuller, a recluse with a dark secret, falling in love with his dreamer.
    Mack and Alex, one a knight and shining armor, one their security blanket.

    Jodi Thomas has written her best novel ever, so many emotions captured in this wonderful gift she has given her fans.

    The Little Teashop on Main will be a treasured book shared by all generations and coveted on bookshelves for many, many years.

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