The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts
From fairy cakes to first dates!
Maddie Lamington’s dreams are crumbling around her. If she doesn’t come up with a plan to save her little teashop on Sweet Street soon, it might be too late…
So when she sees how the perfect apple crumble brings together her lonely fath...more
I seem to be gravitating to the world of chick-lit a lot in my reading preferences lately, and in doing so am noticing the trend for the heroine of the story to be the owner of a coffee shop or café type establishment, The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts sticks wholly to that trend, and like many of its predecessors, it was a really enjoyable read.
Maddie Lamingon is our heroine in question this time, and while she loves her little eatery, being on the outsk ...more
I usually avoid reading such romances but after ditching three books in one day, this one felt just about right.
Glad I didn't write this off. By the time I finished it, i was actually smiling...
Maddie owns a teashop on Sweet Street, but her business isn't going very well and if things don't pick up, she might have to close the shop and all she has worked so hard for will be gone. When her father and a customer Birdie become friends over an apple crumble, she gets an idea to start a new service-speed dating with cakes. Birdie's son Caleb comes to help Maddie as well. Maddie's friends, Caleb and cakes make the perfect combination to save the gorgeous cafe and along the way the g ...more
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book.
You can find my review on both Goodreads and Amazon. On Goodreads from today under Karen Whittard and on Amazon under k.e.whittard from publication date.
Lovely, lovely, lovely read. Perfect getaway reading. A must buy, must read for fans of chick lit, romance, culinary reads, and anyone who likes sweet and heartwarmi ...more
Maddie has a tea shop on Sweet Street which is off the main high street throughfare and they are ...more
A whiff of romance balances the development of a young woman who is finding herself and stable footing amidst a cast of eccentrics.
With thanks to Netgalley for the review copy
What do you get when you combine speed dating and cake? Apparently, a wildly successful formula for saving your teashop. At least, that was Maddie’s experience in A Little Teashop of Broken Hearts. While I don’t buy that this would have worked in real life, it made for a great story here, and since I also enjoyed the development of the characters’ relationships, I gave this book four stars.
The first bit of the book reads more like standard chick ...more
As you can tell from the title, The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts is all about tea, cake and love. The story starts with a broken heart, Maddie's, who after breaking it up with her fiancé decides to finally open her own teashop. The problem is that nobody has noticed it so far so her customers are really scarce.
What I liked about this story is that it had a very original idea behind the main plot: speed dating with cake. I especial ...more
Having now finished reading The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts, I have just realised how hungry a large amount of the book has made me. There are so many mentions of delicious cakes being described, that I can only suggest you have some snacks ready, while you eat, as I suddenly have a large craving for cake, or maybe some of Maddie's apple crumble given her father, and also regular customer Birdie seem to love it so much!
Or maybe I should eat some of the little servings of cakes that Maddie s ...more
Maddie is the owner of the little teashop, shes a huge passion for baking and just wants her teashop to succeed. We see her fight to keep it open by introducing a dating night where people come and like speed date and taste a range of desserts in the hope they return to the teashop.
I would thoroughly recommend this book and is it is so cheerf ...more
The first moment I spotted this book at NetGalley I thought, what? The same title? Of course not, only a very similar one to the one and only "The Lonely Bookshop of Lonely Hearts" by Annie Darling. I think, as much as I love chick - lit and books set in bookshops, teashops and cafes, that the idea is slowly being over - used. Do the authors continue write such books because the formula proved to be very popular? I, of course, don't mean this particular novel - because if I were tired of such th ...more
When I first saw the cover and title for Jennifer’s book, I felt a sense of Deja vu and it took me a good while to work out why. But then, as I was trawling Amazon for more books (to add to my 42254456 (estimate) unread books on my TBR pile, I worked out why I got deja vu. The title is incredibly similar to a book that was published last year by a different author, but it really caught me off guard as I thought I had al ...more
If there was one thing that drove me insane, it was that Maddie was literally giving her profits away by com ...more
Working with Maddie is Mags, a divorced mother of two teenage boys. She does accounting and helps Maddi ...more
Maddie had opened the bakery that she always dreamed of owning; the only problem is she can't get customers into the shop. However, a connection between customers over apple crumble inspires her to combine dating with desserts. Through a loveable cast of characters and a dreamy love interest, everything works out. Sure, it's a little contrived, and the ending ties up loose ends a bit too neatly, but if you're picking up a book with a cover ...more
-Maddie's business is in trouble. She doesn't automatically succeed just because her business sounds so good and the shop is cute. She chose a space off the main thoroughfare and she's not spent enough time thinking about how to get people in her doors.
-Speed dating with cake. I think the description of the book implies there's a magical realism element here and there is ...more
Writer started out with a tea shop/bakery in financial as well as possibility of closing it's doors! Why off the beaten path, great tea & and various desserts but couldn't get into a good financial place due to being off the beaten path......gets better and better from there how? Read and find out...... Great read.... ...more
It was a change from what we had been reading in our book club lately
it was enjoyable and a little predictable but you wanted to continue to
Explore to find out if Mag's teashop would get back on its feet and become
The success she was looking for and deserved
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