Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Tea for Two" by Trish Perry

Last year saw the release of Trish Perry's delightful first novel in the Tea with Millicent series, "The Perfect Blend." Over the weekend I finished reading the second release in the series, "Tea for Two," and again I was absolutely charmed by this inspirational romance novel. In addition to the beloved tea room owner, Millicent, each of these novels so far has featured a strong heroine and an intriguing plotline that keeps the reader turning pages.

In this novel, Millicent becomes concerned about her tea room's produce supplier, Zack, a single father who is suddenly having trouble with his two teens. One of Millicent's regular customers is a professional counselor, Tina, whom she believes could be of some help to Zack and his family. Does she mean for that help to be professional, personal or both? Hmmm.

Tina and Zack are both likable characters, but the author doesn't reveal too much about them at first. Both appear to be holding back something, and both seem to have relationship fears based in the past. (And as someone who was single for a long time before marriage, I very much enjoyed reading about some of the "Mr. Wrongs" Tina had dated! I know those guys!) I think I probably would have enjoyed this story no matter where it took place, but having it center around a tea room whose owner makes things like Chicken Curry Tea Sandwiches and Malted Chocolate Mousse Cake made it even more enjoyable. (Blessedly, recipes are included.) If you like Christian fiction, I can't imagine you won't like this book! Find out more about author Trish Perry here.

8 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh goodie...a new book to find! As an inveterate reader, I love to hear about good books. Thanks for posting.
Ruth

Christa said...

Once again thank you for informing me Angela. I will be on the lookout for these books.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds great, Angela!
I like plot lines that are surprising and this sounds like it.
I too can relate to some 'dating disasters' (oh my goodness!).
I like the fact that recipes are included, that's neat.
Thanks for your review, Joanie

Linda J. said...

This book is next on my list to read. I usually only read one book at a time, but I started two other books and just can't get into them. It's time to read this one.

Marilyn said...

Another book to look for. Thanks, Angela. Now when am I going to have time to read all those books. This looks like one I would enjoy.

parTea lady said...

This sounds like a series that I would enjoy reading. I'll have to look for the first one. Thanks for the review.

Ginger said...

Sounds like a great book. I wish my local library stocked books like this.

Trish Perry said...

I just saw this post, Angela, and I want to thank you for featuring Tea for Two! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and I hope your readers do, too!