Monday, July 7, 2014

Review: The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by:Sheila Roberts

 The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane (Life in Icicle Falls, #5)
About the Book:
When it comes to men, sisters don't share!

After a fake food poisoning incident in L.A., Bailey Sterling's dreams of becoming a caterer to the stars collapse faster than a soufflé. Now Bailey's face is in all the gossip rags and her business is in ruins. But the Sterling women close ranks and bring her back to Icicle Falls, where she'll stay with her sister Cecily.

All goes well between the sisters until Bailey comes up with a new business idea—a tea shop on a charming street called Lavender Lane. She's going into partnership with Todd Black, who—it turns out—is the man Cecily's started dating. It looks to Cecily as if there's more than tea brewing in that cute little shop. And she's not pleased.

Wait! Isn't Cecily seeing Luke Goodman? He's a widower with an adorable little girl, and yes, Cecily does care about him. But Todd's the one who sends her zing-o-meter off the charts. So now what? Should you have to choose between your sister and the man you love (or think you love)?


About the Author:
Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have appeared in Readers Digest Condensed Books and have been published in several languages. Her book Angel Lane, was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009 and her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network. You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website (http://www.sheilasplace.com).

My Review:
 Sisters definitely don't share, so I totally agree with the premises that this book builds on. Icicle Falls is a very close knit community, where everybody knows everybody. Bailey heads back to Icicle Falls after her career tanks, so in an effort to rebuild what she has lost she and her sister, Cecily enter into a business venture with Todd Black. Well soon it is quite apparent that Cecily is sinking her claws into Todd but she also is seeing Luke Goodman. Two sisters have to decide which one of them will give Todd up since the both of them are mildly interested in him. But how is their business going to survive if the two of them are too busy trying to date their partner?

 **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Pump Up Your Book.