Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts (Life in Icicle Falls #5)
After a fake food poisoning incident in L.A., Bailey Sterling's dreams of becoming a caterer to the stars collapse faster than a soufflé. Now Bailey's face is in all the gossip rags and her business is in ruins. But the Sterling women close ranks and bring her back to Icicle Falls, where she'll stay with her sister Cecily.
All goes well between the sisters until Bailey comes up with a new business idea—a tea shop on a charming street called Lavender Lane. She's going into partnership with Todd Black, who—it turns out—is the man Cecily's started dating. It looks to Cecily as if there's more than tea brewing in that cute little shop. And she's not pleased.
Wait! Isn't Cecily seeing Luke Goodman? He's a widower with an adorable little girl, and yes, Cecily does care about him. But Todd's the one who sends her zing-o-meter off the charts. So now what? Should you have to choose between your sister and the man you love (or think you love)?
Series: Life in Icicle Falls (Book 5)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (June 24, 2014)
My Review: The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts (Life in Icicle Falls #5)
This story was hard to connect with any of the characters. As a romance book to me it was not good. As a story about sisters living in a small town it works.
Bailey's character was good when she was excited about food but other times she was too bratty and whiney. It was all about her. After some bad publicity her business of catering fails and she comes back to her hometown. Bailey is the youngest of three sisters.
Cecily was undecided about what she wanted. She was attracted to two guys. At first I was rooting for her. Cecily is ready to get married and have a family. She works for the family chocolate business. She is the middle sister.
Samantha is the oldest sister and she saved the family business. She is bossy and married.
Todd I was liking than not so much. Todd is good looking not ready to settle down. He owns the local bar.
Luke was my favorite but we did not see much of him as I would like. He is a widower with a little girl. He works for the Chocolate factory.
The ending felt too rushed. Like parts of it were cut to make the book fit. I would have liked this to be two books and have more of the couple starring in it.
The setting for this book is a small tourist town of Icicle Falls. If you go to the falls and see a ghost bride than you will get married.
It was definitely full of drama, relationships, small town life. It was a clean read.
I usually enjoy reading books by Sheila Roberts but this was my least liked book that I have read of hers. I will read more from her in the future.
I was given this ebook to read and in return asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.