I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley. This is a fabulously engrossing read. I can’t recommend it enough!
The Little Teashop of Lost and Found
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?
Once again, Trisha Ashley as crafted a beautifully written story that envelopes you in its warm, comforting embrace. The first ‘Trisha’ book I read was Finding Mr. Rochester and since then, I’ve been obsessed with her books. Imagine my delight when I received Little Teashop in the post, just imagine! The postman certainly knew it was something special from the look on my face when I spotted it was from Transworld.
A newborn baby is found on the moors above Haworth. Alice Rose is adopted by a loving father and a not-so-loving mother. As she grows up life is a huge improvement on the way it began. That is until, her father passes away and she is forced out by her ‘Wicked Witch’ mother. Feeling her life has been a series of abandonment’s and yearning for a fresh start, Alice travels to Cornwall and is taken in by Edie a kindly B&B owner.
As the years pass by, her boyfriend, Robbie emigrates to Australia and she moves to Scotland. After a little while, her new partner passes away and she decides to follow her roots home to Haworth in an attempt to discover who she really is. But will Alice ever truly know what it feels like to have a happily-ever after?
This is a story of family, friendship, and , of course, food. Food that made my mouth water more than a few times. This book is a cornucopia of Ashley magic that will suck you in then leave you with a warm, happy buzz after reading.
Trisha’s writing is suffused with warmth and humour, so much so that when I eventually depart Trishaworld, I do so with a smile on my face. Her writing flows with down to earth humour and honesty. I’m so, so glad I have the opportunity to be on her blog tour.
This book is just a perfect summer/holiday read. If you haven’t read any of Trisha’s books before, don’t hesitate in buying one. Little Teashop is a great one to start with!
Heart-warming. Humorous. Delicious.
Huge thanks to Poppy Stimpson for my review copy and for including me on the blog tour.
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