Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts

Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA

ISBN: 0778316181 (ISBN13: 9780778316183)                
edition language: English

From Goodreads:

"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)?"

I've yet to read a Sheila Roberts book that I didn't like. All her stories are filled with fully fleshed-out characters  who become your friends by the end of the story. The little town of Icicle Falls will be a town you want to move to. Yes, it is that magical! I wish my town had a tea shop like this one. Just reading the description of all the luscious treats made me hungry.

The women and the men in Icicle Falls are usually strong characters, faithful friends and family oriented. This is one of the reasons I like them so much.

Are the stories sometime light-hearted easy reading and the romances a tad predictable? Sure they are. But, that does not detract from the fact that they are fun and highly enjoyable!

For fans of romance, small town living, family, especially sisters, and a little humor, try any Sheila Roberts book, you'll be happy you did. 4****

Sheila Roberts can be found on Goodreads, her website and on FB page.

Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Harlequin/NetGalley  in exchange for my honest opinion.



  1. This sounds like a fun read Kaye.

    Hope you and yours are doing well.

  2. Strong, faithful, family oriented does for me as well. Thanks for the review.

  3. I love characters that you become friends with by the end of the book.

    Sounds terrific. I love small towns.

    Thanks for your wonderful review.


  4. I have this book on my "to be read" list. =) Thanks for sharing your review! =) It really sounds like a great book.

  5. This sounds fun. Do they need to be read in order, do you think?

    1. I don't think so, Holly. They are just fun reads.

  6. I have been enjoying the Icicle Falls books too, haven't read this one yet.

  7. I enjoyed it - always fun to visit Icicle Falls :)

  8. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.