When tragedy hits her family, Anna tries to find a way from sorrow. She starts all over again, moving to Little Somerby with her daughter Ellie. After taking on the tea shop, she spreads her wings between this new kind of work, creativity and the new people she meets. Her friend Charlotte is always there with advice, the locals are very welcoming, and there is also a new man who raise emotions in Anna - good-looking Matthew Carter with his history and fears from the past and complicated family relations. Meredith, his teenage daughter, is great company and devoted to her father. She is always a step ahead of Anne and Matthew, finding ways to get them together.
This romantic love story reminds us of the strengths of old-fashioned values and traits such as persistence, stubbornness, confidence and forgiveness. Things are not always as they seem... The books is wonderfully written with a lot of warm characters, and I really enjoyed being dipped into the community of Little Somerby. The setting is well illustrated, so I really felt like I’m sitting in the tea shop, surrounded by these characters. (MH)