Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Seafront Tearoom by

What They Say.....The Seafront Tearoom is an insider secret in small-town Scarborough – a beach-front haven with the best tea and cakes in town – and  journalist Charlie Harrison would love to put it on the map with a feature in her magazine. But single mom Kat Murray doesn’t want to see her favorite sanctuary overrun by tourists, and begs Charlie to seek out other options. She offers her help, as a “tea obsessive,” and so does French au pair Séraphine Moreau, whose upbringing makes her a connoisseur of everything sweet and indulgent.

Together the three women will scour the countryside for quaint hideaways and hidden gems, sharing along the way their secrets, disappointments, and dreams – and discovering that friendship, like tea, takes time to steep. But learning too that once you open your heart, the possibilities are endless. 

What I Say....I had high expectations of this book.  I love chick lit, tea and the books set in England.  So maybe I set myself up for disappointment, but this one was not for me.

I wish I could put my finger on what exactly makes me start to really care about the characters in a book but I'm not sure what makes it click in my (or anyone else's) mind.  

Whatever that "it"factor it is, it wasn't in this book.  I was very aware the entire time that I was reading a book and following a story versus feeling pulled into the story and being lost in a book.

The storyline was predictable, all the way to the end.  The plot twists were non-existent, and while I love a happy ending, no one had to work very hard to get there.

But it looks like a lot of readers don't agree with me......Current Goodreads Rating 3.77

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