Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On Tour: The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane

The Tea Shop on Lavender LaneAuthor Sheila Roberts is on a Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour for her latest release, THE TEA SHOP ON LAVENDER LANE, the fifth installment in her Life in Icicle Falls series.

I’m delighted to be a part of this tour by sharing my thoughts on this fun romance novel. You can follow Sheila’s tour by clicking HERE.


Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children.

Writing since 1989, Sheila’s books have been printed in several different languages and have been chosen for book clubs such as Doubleday as well as for Readers Digest Condensed books. Her best-selling novel ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a movie and appeared on the Lifetime Movie Network, and her novel THE NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS has just been optioned for film and is slated to be a Hallmark movie later this year. Her novel ANGEL LANE was named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Romances for 2009. Her latest book is the women’s fiction/romance, The Teashop on Lavender Lane.

When she’s not making public appearances or playing with her friends, she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate. 

For more on Sheila and her writing, visit her website.

Now for my thoughts ………

Family pulls together in a time of crisis and can weather any type storm is the core theme of THE TEA SHOP ON LAVENDER LANE by Sheila Roberts.

A fake food poisoning sends Bailey Sterling’s L.A. catering service into a nose dive. As the cancellations come in, Bailey’s bank account isn’t the only thing being depleted – so is her self-confidence. When big sister Savannah insists she come home to Icicle Falls, Bailey agrees.

Staying with her other sister, Cecily, life is going well for all. However, when Bailey decides to open a tea shop things get strained when Cecily learns her sister is going into business with Todd Black, the man she’s seeing. Cecily is sure there’s more than tea business going on between her sister and Todd. Meanwhile, Luke Goodman is certain he’s the one for Cecily, but she just can’t seem to get past the ‘bad boy’ Todd.

As things escalate between the sisters, will they have to decide between the men they think they love and their bond as sisters?

The author has created a well-blended romance that includes humor and loyalty. She touches on self-confidence and how easily it can be shattered. The small town atmosphere enhances the story as it flows smoothly.

THE TEA SHOP ON LAVENDER LANE is the fifth installment in the Life in Icicle Falls series, but can be read on its own. This is a tantalizing tale of sisterly love, regaining confidence, and finding true love.

The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts, Life in Icicle Falls series Book #5, Harlequin Mira, @2014, ISBN: 978-0778316183, Paperback, 352 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author has part of her virtual book tour. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you enjoy books that incorporate everyday problems such as lack of self-confidence or trust, conflict among family members and job stress into the story?

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  1. Sheila lives in a very beautiful part of the country.
    Congratulations to her!

  2. Mason - That certainly sounds like quite a premise for a romance! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sounds great. I do like the realistic romances - especially contemporary ones.

  4. sounds and looks wonderfully cozy

  5. I do like realistic problems incorporated into a novel. I can relate to the characters.

    Beautiful cover.


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