keskiviikko 25. heinäkuuta 2018

Trisha Ashley: The little teashop of lost and found

Trisha Ashleyn viihderomaanissa nummelta löytynyt löytölapsi haluaa selvittää, kuka hän oikeastaan on, ja palaa kotiseudulleen: The little teashop of lost and found (Bantam Press, 2017; ISBN 978-0-593-07558-6).

Kirjassa on monenlaista juonenkäännettä, ja leipomisella sekä pienellä kahviolla on iso rooli juonessa. Helppolukuista viihdettä, vaikka jonkin verran mukana on syvempääkin pohdintaa ihmisenä olemisesta.

Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs.

Only baking - the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers - brings a comforting sense of home. So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium. Luckily she soon makes friends - including a Grecian god-like neighbour - who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is.

There are one or two last twists in the dark fairytale of Alice's life to come - but can she find her happily ever after?

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