Almost destitute, Lilly has run out of hope when she inherits her great-aunt’s home -- but it’s not the Tea Shop that a handsome young gentleman thinks it is. Lilly’s inherited house is crammed full of tea cups. Theo, a Soo Locks engineer, visits frequently in the hopes he will find the perfect antique teacup for his mother and is charmed by the lovely 'Shoppe owner.’ Lilly can’t turn the bachelor away when he persistently peruses her aunt’s collection, which she’s trying to pack up and remove from the house. Is the man only interested in the teacups, or in her? When Theo begins referring people to Lilly, and the genuine Tea Shoppe owner sets the police on Lilly for her lack of a business license, sparks fly!
Carrie Fancett Pagels packs a lot of action in to this novella that drew me into the story immediately. The descriptions of the surrounding area had me feeling as though I was back in time. Being from Michigan I loved hearing about the Soo Locks, Hotel Iroquois, and the Upper Peninsula area in the 1800's.
I connected to Lilly the main character almost immediately when she constantly put her faith in God. Even though times where rough and there didn't seem to be any hope she still sent her needs to him. She never lacked in faith.
This book had some great characters that had me laughing and smiling as I read. The romance was just right and all that I hoped for. I hope to read more by this author soon.
A wonderful novella!
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.