Book Review: The Teashop on the Corner by Milly Johnson

the teashop on the cornerWhat’s it about?

Life is full of second chances…if only you keep your heart open for them.

Spring Hill Square is a pretty sanctuary away from the bustle of everyday life. And at its centre is Leni Merryman’s Teashop on the Corner, specialising in cake, bookish stationery and compassion. And for three people, all in need of a little TLC, it is somewhere to find a friend to lean on. Carla Pride has just discovered that her late husband Martin was not who she thought he was. And now she must learn to put her marriage behind her and move forward. Molly Jones’s ex-husband Harvey has reappeared in her life after many years, wanting to put right the wrongs of the past before it is too late. And Will Linton’s business has gone bust and his wife has left him to pick up the pieces. Now he needs to gather the strength to start again. Can all three find the comfort they are looking for in The Teashop on the Corner? And as their hearts are slowly mended by Leni, can they return the favour when she needs it most…?

A story of love, friendship and second chances that will warm your heart and rekindle your hope.

My thoughts

Here I was looking for something a little more light-hearted than my past few reads, so I picked up my first Milly Johnson novel The Teashop on the Corner, completely unaware that it would pull on my heart strings quite so much.

From the outset it’s full of cake, bookish things and lovely people – what’s not to love about this welcoming and friendly tale.  Initially there’s a lot of characters to get your head around, but eventually they all begin to feel like friends, people you know and each with their own life’s baggage. There were some really deep issues involved in this book but it seems Milly Johnson has a witty way of writing; humerous but with a real sense of warmth and feeling.

I can’t remember the last book that made me feel quite so emotional, on several occasions I found myself welling up with the tears ready to spill over. Just what I needed after a run of psychological thrillers – a delightful read!

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1 Comment

  1. 17th January 2015 / 11:44 am

    Enjoyed your review, sounds like an interesting read. JB

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