Friday, April 9, 2010

The Tea Shop Girls by Laura Schaefer

Annie Green is a young teenager who knows how to make a GOOD cup of tea. Her grandmother taught her how to do it just right. When she asks if she can help her grandmother in her tea shop, she's hired - with no pay. Louisa is running the shop by herself since her husband's death, and it is getting harder and harder for her to pay the bills. That's no problem, Annie will rescue her! After all, she has her Teashop Girls to help.

Old tea ads, recipes, tea history and stories are interspersed in the book between chapters. They make a nice little break and are intertwined in the story itself.

To add to problems Annie is trying to fix, there is a young man working at the shop that she has a crush on. He has ideas, too, but are they the right ones for the shop?

Young adult girls should relate well to the characters and their problems - it's what puberty is all about. The author's writing is smooth and flows well, it will hold the reader's attention.

Laura Schaefer sent me this ARC for review.

If you would like my copy of this book, please leave a comment here on the blog, and then email me at info @ bookfaerie.com (remove the spaces) giving me your name and address and telling me why you want it. I'll pick a winner in about a week.

1 comment:

Judith said...

Would love to read this.