Tea and Primroses by Tess Thompson
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Price: 99 cents
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Nothing is as it seemed in calm, quaint Legley Bay.
Famous novelist, Constance Mansfield lived a seemingly straightforward – if private – and somewhat predictable life. Friends, beloved daughter Sutton, a beautiful home, and all the success an author could wish for. A perfect life….but was it?
When a hit and run accident suddenly takes her mother’s life, Sutton finds hidden secrets with her heartbreak. Emotional walls she assumed Constance had built to protect her privacy may have been to protect something – or someone – else entirely. Family and friends return home for support, including her own lost-love, Declan. He’s the first thing she craves to help her cope with her loss and the questions she’s left with, but he’s also the last person she wants to see. Will he be able to put down roots at last?
Can the loss of true love be the making of a life or is it destined to be the undoing of everything? When money, power and love combine across time, anything is possible.
What they’re saying about it:
Tea and Primroses is a number of stories, beautifully combined into a powerful book. Two bittersweet tales of lost love and tragedies intertwine with friendship and family without feeling contrived or forced, and form the soul of this book. Enduring friendships and loyalty are as much a part of the story as the love stories. Characters are three dimensional, and well developed. Tess made me laugh and cry, and at one point I spit water on the cat laughing. The father-daughter scene and mother-daughter scenes resonated with me. Powerfully written, but not overdone.
Tea and Primroses is absolutely the best book I’ve read in quite a while! I finished it early this morning after reading it in one sitting because I couldn’t stand to put it down. The prologue drew me in, calling to me like a cup of lemon tea and fresh shortbread cookies do. I’ll admit it, I was hooked from that point on.