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A rainy-day ritual--a tea party between three little girls--becomes the framework of not only their friendship, but their lives. Redheaded, curly-haired Zoe is openhearted, kind and free-spirited, and dreams of becoming a famous actor in New York City. Shy Emily struggles with mental health but has the heart and soul of a writer. And Shannon--tall, athletic, strong--has a ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Hqn
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Zoe
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, affecting, and exceptionally absorbing!

The Little Teashop on Main is an enchanting, heartwarming story set in the quaint town of Laurel Springs that takes us into the lives of Zoe, Emily, and Shannon as together they tackle all the highs and lows of life through shared moments, a few tears, lots of laughs, and an abundance of tea.

The prose is effortless and smooth. The characters are genuine, supportive, reliable, and compassionate. And the plot, written in a back and forth, past/present
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Tonya Lucas
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jodi Thomas has a gifted ability of weaving an amazing story not only through your heart, but through the fibers of your very soul.

The Little Teashop on Main is such a tender heartfelt book, a ritual in a journey of friendships, a passage through time, a bond forever sealed.

Three little girls so different, yet so much alike, balancing one another.
Their story was one which needed to be told, needed to be heard, and shared.

Zoe, high spirited, she lives life to the fullest with zest.
Emily, so shy
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Caroline Clemmons
Jodi Thomas has woven a beautiful story of enduring friendship in THE LITTLE TEA SHOP ON MAIN. As with her other stories, she takes separate-but-related threads and creates a poignant tale that reminds readers of life.

Zoe, Shannon, and Emily meet at Zoe’s first tea party two weeks before they enter kindergarten. Through the years, they continue their friendship ritual that takes them from childhood to mature young women. They have pledged to remain best friends for life.

This vow sustains them
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Laurie
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
I'm not quite sure where to start with this review because there is a LOT going on in "The Little Teashop on Main." There were a lot of characters, almost all of whom served as narrators at various points in the book, and the story moves through a number of different time periods. Frankly, it was all kind of confusing and hard to keep track of at times. I wish there had been one single narrator for the whole book because it might have made the story seem less disjointed.

Also, based on the back c
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This book has all the emotions running through it - from happiness to sorrow and everything in between.  It also speaks to friendships and how important they are in our lives.

I may have thought this was going to be a light read but the book surprised me as it was so much more.  I think what engaged me the most was the friendship of Zoe, Emma, and Shannon.  They were fast friends from kindergarten on and celebrated milestones in their lives by having a tea party.  I loved the tradition especially
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Lorilei Gonzales
The Little Teashop on Main had me in its grasp with just the title because I love tea and quaint businesses set up in little towns. As a woman who didn’t grow up with many close girlfriends, I am also drawn to stories where the characters meet as youngsters and then navigate womanhood together. I have yet to find my bosom friend or a group of girls who can magically fit into the same pair of pants as me, but books like this one make me feel like one of the girls.

This is as close to a perfect sto
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Kathryn
Set in Laurel Springs, The Teashop on Main, is a beautifully crafted story of friendship and love. Jodi Thomas brings this little town in Texas alive, with her dusty creek beds and shadowy figures that are very much a signature of her stories.

Three young girls bond over a tea party -  a bond that is going to take them right through life. There is Zoe - daughter of Alex, a single mom. Zoe is a free and beautiful spirit, who cares about others and their happiness, and searches for her own sense of
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Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
Thank you @harlequinpublicityteam for sending this beautiful copy of The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas!

Spanning over 30 years, this is the story of three friends Zoe, Emily and Shannon, their families, loves and losses. It was a charming read of life in a small town and the endurance of friendships made as children. I loved several of the characters and the dynamics of their relationships, but I wish the book was longer to give each character the appropriate time for development. The boo
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Janilyn Kocher
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Jodi Thomas' books. Her characters are solid and reliable, yet earthy and whimsical. The story ends as it begins: three little girls forging bonds over a tea party. It's the narrative in between that will leave your heart aching. The ending is touchingly sad, almost to the point of crying. My favorite characters were Mack, Fuller, and Alex. Thomas creates these towns that I want to live in. Thanks to Edelweiss for the early read.
 Gigi Ann
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story, but why am I surprised, I always love Jodi Thomas' books. It was such an endearing story about three little girls, a tea party, and Forever friends...As the girls grow into women, we can follow their dreams, careers, a few broken hearts, but the one constant that remains is each other and their tea parties. It was a 5 stars read for me. Did I say I loved this story. Thanks, Jodi Thomas, for such an enjoyable two days of reading..

Thanks to the publishers who gifted me this boo
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Heather
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(This review will be on my blog All the Ups and Downs soon.)
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I'd been wanting to read The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas for awhile. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I must say this book really packs a punch when it comes to emotions!

The plot for The Little Teashop on Main was done brilliantly! Jodi Thomas has written a beautiful story that really sucks you in and makes you feel every single written word. Zoe, Shannon, and Emily meet for a tea party whenever
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Ruthie Jones
“Funny how you don’t think the little things are important until they disappear.”

The Little Teashop on Main proves that it is the ordinary events, the special relationships, and every single heartbeat that make life worth living. The emotions flow freely and abundantly throughout this sweet story, reminding us that the time to live, dream, and love is right now.

The overall plot is actually about everyday moments and about people navigating the pitfalls of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, frien
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Books and Spoons
Friends, family, and careers, loving, living, losing and becoming the true version of yourself - the book is a journey of three women's lives, and their loved ones, over the years following the paths they have to take to find their places and true purposes in life.
There were so much life and subsistence in the tale that I found myself taking it in with just a few chapters at the time, to enjoy and digest the story to its fullest. Not every book is meant to be inhaled at one sitting, and I adore
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Gmr
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
It's most definitely a character driven novel, so there's truly no way to discuss it other than through its characters. We've Emily...slight, shy, and troubled, but when given the chance to truly bloom with the rays of love on her side, she comes into her own magnificently. Then there's Zoe...a live by the seat of her pants dancing through life sort of gal who had her heart set on stardom. She could have done anything she set her mind to, I've no doubt...but sometimes we're called for something, ...more
Kathy
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas is a heartwarming novel which spans thirty years of a childhood friendship between three women.

Zoe O'Flaherty, Emily Waters, and Shannon Morell meet for the first time at a tea party when they are five years old. Despite their differences, they remain close friends throughout their lives. Raised by her single mom, Alex, Zoe is energetic and craves the spotlight. Emily is quiet, unassuming and unbeknownst to her friends and family, suffering fr
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Cathy Geha
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Little Teashop on Main by Jodie Thomas

Five year old Zoe, Emily and Shannon begin this book with a tea party and tea parties remain integral to this book throughout coming full circle at the end of the book. The three girls become friends for life. They get together periodically and support one another throughout the book. Zoe is the vivacious woman with a dream that takes her to New York. Shannon has her eye on the Air Force and heads to college to pursue that dream. Emily seems a bit lost a
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Bethany
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Little Teashop on Main is a bittersweet story of friendship, love, discovering who you are, and supporting people in your life as they walk through pain. Zoe, Emily, and Shannon are very different from each other, but became best friends at five years old when they had their very first tea party. In this book, we grow up with the three of them, through adolescence, the college years, love, parenthood, and loss. It's a wonderful story of friendship with excellent side characters that demonstr ...more
Patricia Romero
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A rainy-day ritual—a tea party between three little girls—becomes the framework of not only their friendship, but their lives.

A heart felt story about 3 friends and the bonds they forged over their first tea party as children. They have vowed to always remain friends and be there for each other.

Zoe, Shannon and Emily are different people. With different paths and different challenges. But what remains the same as we watch them grow up and face difficult times, but together.

One of my favorite aut
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Mayra M
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Patty
Nov 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Little Teashop On Main
By
Jody Thomas

What it's all about...

Three little girls at a tea party...Zoe, Shannon, and Emily. Each of them unique in her own way. Each of them has a unique family situation. But they stay together and have tea parties through out their lives.

I didn’t realize when I started this book that it was the second in a series. I felt a bit disconnected from the book and this book wasn’t a smooth reading experience for me. Honestly? It was choppy. It bounced from character to
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Harlequin Books
May 01, 2019 added it
Shelves: 2019, hqn, may
Categories
Family Life Fiction, Coming of Age Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Women's Fiction
Gaele
Covering a span of more than two decades, we first meet the three girls at the center of our story in a ‘getting to know you’ Princess tea party just before they are to enter kindergarten. Hosted by Zoe and her mum Alex, the owner of Sweetie Pie’s Bakery on main street. Zoe is full of imagination and boundless energy, and she and her mother have made a life in Laurel Springs. The two little girls invited to the party are Emily, a shy little girl full of tears and hesitance with her mother, a rat ...more
Melissa
In The Little Teashop on Main, Jodi Thomas invites us to visit Laurel Springs, Texas, where most people don’t bother to lock their doors, and three little girls who meet at a princess-themed tea party grow into lifelong friends.

Zoe, Emily, and Shannon each represent a different kind of femininity, but remain strong women as well. Zoe is wild and free-spirited, determined to pursue a stage career. Emily is quiet and shy, a voracious reader, with mental health issues that have her flirting with de
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Olivia Farr
THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAIN follows three best friends, two of their parents, and the boys/men who are significant in their lives. The three best friends, Zoe, Shannon, and Emily met when they were five and had an arranged tea party. Though they are very different people and personalities, they have been bonded through time. Zoe and Shannon each have single parents (Alex and Mack), who also get perspectives. The other perspectives are from Fuller and Jack, two boys/men who are significant to the ...more
Megan
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.5) A charming, tender, and heartwarming story about friendship and family, love and loss... The Little Teashop on Main was a cozy read that I easily got wrapped up in from the first pages. A great mix of sweet and light, serious and emotional, I loved how all-encompassing it was and that the three main character’s friendship, which we follow from their first childhood tea party into adulthood, was so genuine and a delight to come alongside... all combining in the best way to capture my heart. ...more
Marti
The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas surprised me with the quality of the writing and the meanful read. The book starts with three small girls (princesses one and all) having a tea party. The book follows as each of the three grow older and and continue to be the best of friends. Each with their own struggles and triumphs as they share each other and celebrate with the joys of their lives.

Zoe, Shannon and Emily continue to have tea parties with each other even as they grow older, sometimes
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Delores
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly enjoyable story.! Three five year olds from different backgrounds, carrying different baggage, form a bond over a tea ritual that will carry them through the pressures and pains of growing up. They go in different directions and find life does not always hand then what they want, but they remain connected, loyal, supportive of each other in truly admirable ways, standing by each other even in the toughest of times. Jodi Thomas does a great job of drawing the reader into the lives of ...more
Kathleen Gray
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A genuinely big hearted novel center on three women- Shannon, Emily, and Zoe-and their friends and family. The girls met at 5 five when Zoe's mom, Alex (who owns the local bakery) hosted a tea party for them. Each has a different focus in life- Shannon attends the Air Force Academy, Zoe moves to NYC to act, and Zoe, well Zoe struggles a bit initially and then blossoms. The nice part about this is that you get a good feel for their best friend Jack, Shannon's dad Mack, Emily's dark angel Fuller, ...more
Donna
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Three different people and three totally different personalities are the best way to describe childhood friends, Emily, Zoe and Shannon. When we meet these women, Emily is a sweet, fragile person who has some issues with her mental health. Zoe is a fun, free-spirited blonde whose goal is to become an actress in New York City. Shannon is a serious, tall and athletic person who is leaving to attend the Air Force Academy. We also meet Jack, the man who loves all three women and is a faithful friend ...more
Heidi
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAIN by Jodi Thomas follows the lives of three friends - Zoe, Emily, and Shannon - their parents, and their childhood friend, Jack. The book starts with a funeral for one of the friends, although the reader does not know which woman has died or how. The book started off on a very strong note, and I found myself rapidly turning the pages to learn which friend died. Along the way, the tone of the story seemed to change, leaving me with very mixed feelings about the book (whic ...more
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