Blog Tour: Book Review - The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce

From fairy cakes to first dates!

Maddie Lamington's 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 father and faithful customer Birdie, inspiration strikes: she'll set up a dating night involving all of her sweetest bakes.

Luckily, seriously gorgeous Caleb is on hand to help sprinkle a little magic - and a lot of sugar! Could one night of scrumptious first dates fix Maddie's heartbreak and save her beloved teashop too?

Today on Hummingbird Reviews, I'm delighted to be sharing my review of Jennifer Joyce's newest delicious release with HQ Digital UK, The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts.

First of all, can we talk about how utterly gorgeous the cover of The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts is? Because seriously, it is to die for, and way off the 'adorable' scale! When the cover was revealed over on Twitter, I just couldn't wait to get my mitts on this book. What's even better is that the inside is just as sweet and tasty as the outside would suggest!

In Jennifer Joyce's The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts, readers are introduced to Maddie. Still grieving the loss of her relationship with Joel (they almost made it down the aisle), she's not ready to look for love just yet, but there's plenty more to keep Maddie and her team occupied for the time being. Maddie's teashop, her life's dream, isn't doing as well as she'd hoped it would. Figures are falling and she would give anything to experience a 'rush' in customers, if it helps to keep the doors of the business she adores so much firmly open. When it becomes clear that hoping and praying just isn't enough to cut it anymore, Maddie knows she needs to come up with a plan before the chance to do so runs out completely.

First thing's first. This story is completely and utterly delicious. If you're a reader who loves to have your taste-buds well and truly tickled, then The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts is right up your street. Jennifer Joyce peppers this warm-hearted and cosy tale with plenty of sweet treats, including everything from banana milkshakes and cute flapjacks to icing-covered cinnamon buns and so much more. I can't begin to tell you the amount of cravings I experienced throughout my reading of this book. I was tempted repeatedly and just couldn't get enough of the tantalising foodie descriptions. Joyce certainly knows how to get her reader's appetite raging because that's the only way I can think of to describe mine as I turned those pages.

Moving on from the food and onto the warm, wonderfully crafted characters who introduce themselves in this story. There were a whole host of people to meet within The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts, all of whom added a splash of something special to the overall plot. There was Maddie, who I wanted so much to be able to keep hold of her dream of a successful teashop. There was Mags, who was always cheerful and willing to lend a helping hand whenever one may have been needed. There was Victoria, too, the youngest of the three, who added that splash of drama to the story, as readers learn about her own relationship woes, and dreams for the future. I adored getting to know each of them and Joyce did such a fantastic job of bringing them to life on the page.

The story itself kept me interested right the way through. I warmed to the themes of friendship, food and romance. I felt that Joyce mixed all of those ingredients up perfectly, and created the most wonderful cake of a novel, capturing dreams, goals and relationships in a totally inspiring way. It was a pure joy to read and filled me with happiness once I'd finished. A feel-good read with the gorgeous theme of food at its centre, and how it can bring people together in the most magical of ways.

Hummingbird Reviews is awarding The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce with four out of five stars.

About the author.

Jennifer Joyce is a writer of romantic comedies. She's been scribbling down bits of stories for as long as she can remember, graduating from a pen to a typewriter and then an electronic typewriter. And she felt like the bee's knees typing on THAT. She now writes her books on a laptop (which has a proper delete button and everything).

Jennifer lives in Manchester with her husband and their two daughters. Her novels A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SALAD, EVERYTHING CHANGES BUT YOU, THE MINCE PIE MIX-UP, THE WEDDING DATE and THE LITTLE TEASHOP OF BROKEN HEARTS are out now.                

You can find Jennifer Joyce on Twitter.
You can purchase your copy of The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts here.