I recently met the lovely Milly Johnson, Sunday Times top 10 bestselling author, for the launch of her 13th book, The Teashop on the Corner. I was lucky enough to be picked to become a member of Team Milly and was given an advanced copy of the book. I was so excited to meet Milly at Waterstones in Meadowhall in June, she was just as I expected a lovely, warm, friendly Yorkshire lass. We had a good old natter and I got my book signed.
Milly’s new book was a delight to read and I believe it’s one of her best. The story has 4 main characters and a smattering of lovely characters that become caught up in these lives. The story is set in a lovely fictional village in Yorkshire which houses a new build area trying to generate new business. One of the new businesses is a lovely teashop/stationery giftshop owned by Leni. At first Leni appears very optimistic, friendly and happy but as the story unfolds Leni’s life isn’t all it seems. We then meet Carla at the funeral of her late husband were she discovers secrets that change her life completely. Molly, is a lovely lady in her 60s and is trying to cope with the constant interfering from her daughter-in-law and son, who seem very keen to rehouse her in a residential home, is there an ulterior motive to their concerns? Will, is a local roofer, who’s business has just gone into receivership. How does Will tell his ‘money grabbing’ wife that they have no money? These characters are drawn to the lovely warm welcome that Leni gives from The Teashop on the Corner and friendships are made at a time when they need them the most. The story developed wonderfully and was difficult to put the book down. At the end of the book my eyes were full of tears, my heart was full of warmth and it left a big smile on my face. It also left me wanting tea, cake and lots of lovely literary inspired goodies. I do hope Milly writes a sequel to this book as the characters evolved into a lovely little family that I’m eager to know how life continues for them all.
The Teashop on the Corner is now available at all good bookstores and the kindle link is here http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DX7IRW0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1X4JP18BSN3XD35ASVY3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455344027&pf_rd_i=468294
Leni’s teashop in The Teashop on the Corner sold lots of lovely stationery inspired gifts. I’ve found a few wonderful sites that sell gorgeous goodies which include bags made out of book covers, literacy inspired jewellery, tshirts with great literacy quotes. Here is a list of a few of these sites:
I haven’t tried any new recipes just lately however, my daughter has found a great app for her phone, which is available on android and ios, its called Change4Life Smart Recipes. She’s keen to eat a more healthier diet and has found some great recipes. One of her favourites so far is Banana and Apricot Bagels. Looks very tasty and I may have to pinch some the next time she makes them. Until next time … keep reading x