#bookreview: The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce

Format: E-book (Kindle)
Publisher: HQ Digital
Published: 8th February 2017
Pages: 238 Pages

The Blurb
From fairy cakes to first dates!

Maddie Lamington’s dreams are crumbling around her. If she doesn’t come up with a plan to save her little teashop on Sweet Street soon, it might be too late…

So when she sees how the perfect apple crumble brings together her lonely father and faithful customer Birdie, inspiration strikes: she’ll set up a dating night involving all her sweetest bakes.

Luckily, seriously gorgeous Caleb is on hand to help sprinkle a little magic – and a lot of sugar! Could one night of scrumptious first dates fix Maddie’s heartbreak and save her beloved teashop, too?

Purchase the book: Amazon UK


The Review

Well, what can I say? I’ve found a beautiful and gooey chick-lit novel that I have completely fell in love with. I absolutely loved The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts, and I would shout it out from the rooftops.

Maddie loves to bake, so what better way to celebrate her hobby by opening a cute little teashop in her home city of Manchester. All of Maddie’s bakes make people happy and bring people together and this is what she’s always wanted. However, things aren’t going well for the tea shop, why aren’t people visiting? what can she do to make things right?

Maddie and her baking team come up with an idea to rocket the teashop onto the front page of every newspaper, but most of all to get people through the door. I won’t spoil too much for you, but let’s just say, the idea pairs delicious sweet treats with love. No, it’s not a kinky sex game or anything, it’s sweet, caring and a great idea!

The characters included a selection of friends and staff from the tea shop and also, Maddie’s Mum and Dad. I loved how you felt like you’d known them all your life. Each was well thought out and described perfectly, but not too much where thought they were overpowering. Maddie was my favourite, but a close second was Maddie’s friend Mags – she was ballsy and soft-centered a nice balance for Maddie and her self-doubting ways. Mags did encourage Maddie to be positive, something we all need in our lives in a time of doubt.

I wish there was a selection of recipes of what Maddie baked listed in the book because I often found myself wanting to try her treats, some of them I’d never heard of – is that bad? To a reader, I would recommend making a cup of tea and having something sweet to hand, as you’ll crave cake SO BADLY once you jump in.

The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts is sweet, funny and endearing – a perfect combination.


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