Book Review

The Oddest Little Cornish Tea Shop – Beth Good

Last but by no means least…

Oddest Little_TEA SHOP


It’s a big day for Charlie Bell – the grand reopening of her Aunt Pansy’s long-closed tea rooms in Tremevissey, a quaint Cornish seaside resort. But not everyone is happy for Charlie. The locals say the tea rooms are cursed. For Pansy was cruelly jilted by her lover, and walked out into the ocean, never to return.

Charlie dismisses the ‘curse’ as superstitious nonsense, but by the end of the first day, her world is in tatters, and she’s not even sure the tea rooms can open again.

Then in walks a rugged, taciturn man with a sexy smile and everything he owns on his back, looking for a summer job . . .

Is Gideon Petherick an angel in disguise? Or is history about to repeat itself?


I know I shouldn’t have favourites, but I definitely feel as though I have saved the best ’til last here. I mean, who doesn’t love a Cornish cream tea in a traditional tea shop overlooking the sea. You can’t go wrong really, can you?

I truly adored the inhabitants of Tremevissey with their talk of curses and long held secrets, not to mention the inappropriate volume that one local in particular liked to speak in (you’ll know what I mean when you get there).

The mysterious stranger in the form of Gideon Petherick was just perfect, with his secretive nature regarding his relationship to Aunt Pansy and hints that there was more to her tragic tale than met the eye.

Now, if I could just combine these tea rooms with The Devil’s Bookshop, I would be in utter heaven. Excuse me now while I head off in search of a scone and my next book!

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