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Little Teashop of Horrors Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07VYHHMG6
- Publisher : Choc Lit (March 26, 2017)
- Publication date : March 26, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 5783 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,287,254 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Amy & Josh were wonderful to follow and I enjoyed watching them both grow beyond the hurts their pasts had doled out so that they could carve out better lives. I felt that their fits, starts and even their retreats were realistic and well done. In addition, the supporting characters were sometimes surprising. And of course, there was cake. I admit to stopping while reading so I could look up recipes. While there was quite a bit I knew would happen, the reveal and unfurl was so enjoyable so I didn't mind. I'd love to read another with these two. Also, Gran was great (loved the resolution to the spoons & curtains). The alternate POVs was nicely done & didn't simply show the same scene from the other person's pov so the story never stalled. There were also some true LOL moments that were highlight-worthy. Also points to the cover art. I don't know what it is but these sorts of covers always make me want to pick them up and read.
This was my first read by Jane Lovering but won't be my last. Highly recommended if, like me, you like your romances alpha-hole free and also like to be reminded that kindness & niceness do sometimes win in this world.
Well... I have found the perfect romance for my friends that have an aversion towards romance books… there will be no eye rolling in this unusual and very delightful romance… there is no alpha male or sophisticated heroin… there is no Insta love, no walk of shame in the morning, no angst… what there is though is lovely real characters... characters you would actually meet when walking down the street... a beta hero who you’ll fall in love with… and a heroin who does not have a mean bone in her body…
Amy our heroine was so lovely…. Always worrying about everybody, always there for everybody, with the exception of herself… it was almost heartbreaking at times how little Amy thought of herself, when she was such a capable and wonderful person…. Josh our beta hero was very secretive and very damaged, my heart broke for him as well.... The relationship between these two developed so sweetly and at such a realistic pace... shoot it almost developed too slowly and how often does that happen in a romance?
Along with Amy and Josh was a cast of amazing and quirky secondary characters…. The setting was also interesting a historical hall, with a tea shop, and a birds of prey show…. Now I am not a bird person, but I will make an exception for Skrillex the owl…. This was a delightful book filled with laughs, love, and food…
Absolutely recommend to fans of a clean romance and even to those of you that don’t always love the love……
*** thank you to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for a copy of this book ***
The two main characters had their flaws, but they were "inward" flaws that only hurt themselves, and the author was so perfect at gently coaxing these into focus as you continued the novel. She presented the perfect little community where everyone could have fit in any neighborhood in any part of the world and been at home, flaws and all, worries and all.
Jane Lovering's writing talent is superlative, and I finished this novel absolutely wishing there was a follow-up to tell more of Amy and Josh's story and the future at Montpark Hall. Will just have to check out more of Ms. Lovering's writing and definitely recommend her as a writer to invest in reading!
Top reviews from other countries
Josh’s story is much darker, and the shadows from the past have influenced the way he lives his life hugely. Flying his birds of prey for visitor demonstrations in Monkpark’s grounds and living in an old dilapidated caravan, he keeps himself fairly isolated apart from popping into the cafe for leftovers. He and Amy build a friendship of sorts but Josh does his best to hide his good looks with untidy hair, scruffy clothes and a stubbly face. Uncomfortable with most people and terrified of small, dark or enclosed spaces, he’s happiest with his birds. They accept him as he is and he can relax when he’s with them.
One of the things that made this story more realistic and enjoyable for me was the fact that a romantic relationship didn’t miraculously solve personal problems and issues, particularly Josh’s. He isn’t the likeliest of male leads but he’s a sympathetic character who grew on me quite quickly. There are mountains he still has to climb, although they are reducing in size.
The easy to read narrative flows well with warmth and quirky humour balancing out the darkness of the story. It covers quite a mix of emotions and issues including PTSD, friendship, fear and deception. A very enjoyable read.
I'm still trying to work out where the 'horrors' come into the book although once you hear Josh's backstory then I guess that would fit as it's quite awful but that aside I do love the title. It grabs you and makes you want to explore further.
The characters as always are richly detailed even the secondary ones. It's quirky, it's fun, there's a very slow burning romance and on occasion it'll make you sad but overall it's really life affirming.
I loved it and if you like a quirky romance you will too
This new novel offers the reader an emotional roller coaster ride blending humour, sadness, deep emotion and joy, and I found it very satisfying. I loved the heroine Amy, identifying with her right from the start, and I got on very well with the hero Josh. He came across as very real, very vulnerable and - in the end - very lovable. There are cakes, a gorgeous stately home, birds of prey and a deliciously awful bad guy, too. What more could I ask? A 5* read for me. You'll love it, I promise you.
Jane has a wonderful descriptive style of writing, which draws the reader into the story line.
Her characters are real, and her approach is both sensitive, and humorous.
There is sadness, and laughter, sensitive story lines. And the bad guy gets his just rewards, and the good guys prevail and are happy together, what else do you need from a good book.