When Ellie Hall lands her dream job running the little teashop in the beautiful but crumbling Claverham Castle, it’s the perfect escape from her humdrum job in the city. Life is definitely on the rise as Ellie replaces spreadsheets for scones, and continues her Nanna’s brilliant baking legacy.
When Lord Henry, the stick-in-the-mud owner, threatens to burst her baking bubble with his old-fashioned ways, Ellie wonders if she might have bitten off more than she can chew. But cupcake by cupcake she wins the locals over, including teashop stalwart, Doris, and Ellie’s showstopping bakes look set to go down in castle history!
Now all that’s missing in Ellie’s life is a slice of romance – can Joe, the brooding estate manager, be the one to put the cherry on the top of Ellie’s dream?
So I love castles, I love cosy tea rooms and I love reading about them. So this book was pretty much right up my street.
As I say above this book is set in a tea room in a castle which made it a very warm and cosy read perfect for a cold Sunday afternoon with a mug of tea, but make sure you have plenty of cake near by as you will be wanting it when you read this. So not good for those on healthy eating plans.
I loved the descriptions of the castle as well as the budding romance between Ellie and the hunky estate manager Joe.
This book will make you Crave cake
Thank you Netgalley and Harper Impulse for this free review copy. This was my honest opinion