Steph, the main character, is learning from her mistaken judgement regarding her fiance and is blessed to have Christians to help her find her way and rebuild her life. Milly and her tearoom are marvelous - filled with wisdom; Steph's new friends/roommates will make you laugh; and the romantic Kendall seems too good to be true. The plot seems a bit contrived, not realistically what would happen, but the story is cute, a good summer read for any age.
Review: The Perfect Blend - Tea with Millicent Series - Trish Perry - September 2010
When Steph Vandergrift meet the guy she thought was her Prince Charming, she gave up everything , her friends, her job and left to elope with him. However fate didn't seem to agree as Rick stands her up at the altar. Now with nowhere to turn , Steph is unsure of what to do ?
Enter Milly Jewell, owner of the Tea with Millicent Tea Shop - when she sees Steph down in the dumps she invites her in ,and soon enough Steph is waiting tables at Milly's TeaShop . One of Milly's favourite customers is The Fox and Hound Inn owner Kendall, also recently broken from his engagement. As Steph gets closer to Kendall , she finds herself falling for him, but just as she's ready to tell him - in walks Rick her ex-fiance and Amy- Kendall's ex fiancee . Are Steph and Kendall destined to be together or was the sparks and passion they shared too good to be true ? Also if you are one for odd-jobs and embarrassing moments , this is the perfect book which will have you chuckling as it is brimming to the top with ancedotes and for the cooks in us , it contains a selection of Milly's recipes at the back of the book as well as a Reader's guide and discussion questions.
A lovely light-hearted Christian Chick Lit that talks about tackling the unexpected moments of life with courage, faith and a dash of girlfriends and a bucket list of fun.
Are you looking for a book to pick you up during the winter doldrums? If so, The Perfect Blend is THAT book! I absolutely love Trish Perry's characters. They are always so relatable. I can always find a piece of myself in her female characters. That was no exception this time.
Steph Vandergrift has just been dumped by her fiance and left in the middle of, well, Middleburg, VA where she knows absolutely NO ONE! When it comes to Trish Perry books, you have to know that when the characters are put into uncomfortable situations, there will be lessons learned, but on top of that, they'll learn them in sometimes hilarious ways.
That's probably the best part of The Perfect Blend. Life is going along for Steph, she's trying to find work, a place to live, some support, and all of a sudden she hears something or sees someone and happens will leave you laughing out loud!
If you are looking for some great reading to brighten up your day, The Perfect Blend is the perfect choice!
I'd like to thank Harvest House for my review copy.