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The Colour of Tea - Hannah Tunnicliffe

Posted by Gina Schwartz on April 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

The Colour of Tea

An exciting debut novel set in the exotic, bustling streets of coastal China—a woman whose life is restored when she opens a small café and gains the courage to trust what’s in her heart.

Infused with the heady aromas of Macau and peppered with delectable characters, The Color of Tea is a mouth-watering journey of the senses as Grace rediscovers what it is to love, to live with hope, and embrace real happiness

summary abridged from goodreads

My Take

Maybe my love of this novel has been coloured by my love of tea and my wish to one day own a tea shop of my own but I found this novel delightful and difficult to put down.

At the beginning of the novel Grace is out of sorts and has received news that changes her life completely and shatters all of the dreams that she has for herself.  She feels out of place in China and has no frieds to talk to besides her husband.

Rather than becoming a recluse within her home Grace embarks on a brave journey and is able at the end after making some monumental mistakes to surround herself with love and family and a life so rich and full she sould not have envisioned it for herself.

I specifically enjoy novels where the author has taken the time to create complex characters and where these characters come to life in the novel.  This novel was no disappointment in this are - all fo the characters are deep - they become almost like real poeple you could meet on teh street with their own troubles.

The conclusion of the novel while a bit predictable is still sweet and endearing.  I can't wait to read more from this author.

Rating 4 Stars.

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