The Tea House on Mulberry Street
The old tea house on Mulberry Street in Belfast hasn't changed much over the years. But it's about to bear witness to some significant transformations ...
Daniel Stanley might make the most glorious deserts in the whole of Ireland, but he won't support his wife Penny's desire to have at least one bun in the oven. And the owners of Muldoon's Tea Rooms are just two of the peo...more
I'm going to look for another novel by this author to see if it is of a different subject matter because I did like the writing style.
The story is based in Belfast, Ireland - the centrepiece of the novel being ...more
The main couple, Penny and Daniel Stanley, are the owners of the Tea house. Daniel is a workaholic and more concerned with his penny-pinching than anything else. Penny is disappointed in the relationship and goes on to have an affair due to Daniel's cold ignorance of her fe ...more
The setting of the book is an old, dilapidated tea house in Belfast. Ironically enough the owners, Daniel and Penny Stanley, are in an old, dilapidated marriage. Penny, a housewife, finds herself dissatisfied after 17 ...more
Centering on Muldoon’s Tea Shop, located in Belfast and owned by Daniel and Penny Stanley, the book is peopled by a disparate group of strangers who have little in common except the pastries at the tea shop. There are the Crawley sisters who dedicate their lives to charity and little else. Brenda Brown, the struggling artist, in love with the American actor Nicolas Cage. Sadie and Arnold Glass, she cheats on her diet ...more
Sharon's story covers the lives of the owners and customers of a cute little tea house in Belfast. Each chapter covers a different person and there isn't too much overlap with the stories which can be annoying in some books.
Sharron's writing is reminiscent of Sheila O'Flanagan and Jill Mansell and a great little touch of Ireland.
Despite the sometimes sadder topics covered of failing marriages, unemployment etc. ultimate this is a fun ...more
Genlæst 2013 - jeg blev en smule ...more
For a book club, I would ask these questions: What scenes did you find the funniest? Why? Which characters changed the most? How did that occur? Which characters were static? Wh ...more
light reading with very likeable characters!!
For this particular book, I was quite hes ...more
The author managed to combine several storylines into single entity. The composition of the novel is arranged around the teahouse which is owned by main characters - Penny and Daniel Stanley who are trying to save their marriage. But somehow these very character ...more
The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens reads like a great ensemble film, like Love, Actually, which weaves characters & story lines on top of each other seamlessly.
Muldoon's Tea Rooms, a quaint & fading establishment on the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, serve as the backdrop & main character of this delightful, lighthearted read. Penny & Daniel, owner's of Muldoon's, are struggling to keep their sinking business & ...more
A lot of the stories were a bit too far-fetched, such as one character's obsession with Nicolas Cage (of all people to be obsessed with), but all in all it was entertaining and engaging. There is the owner of the tea shop who married a man with a mysterious past and the difficulties in their relationship. There is a man who is walked all over by his Bronte obsesse ...more
DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A WRITER?
No, it never crossed my mind, though I have always loved books.
WHAT BOOKS DID YOU LOVE AS A CHILD?
THE BORROWERS AFIELD
THE BORROWERS AFLOAT
THE BORROWERS ALOFT
THE BORROWERS AVENGED, all by Mary Norton
THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by CS Lewis
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU LO ...more