Reviewing Secrets and Tea At Rosie Lee’s

Good evening,

I was recently asked if I would like to join the blog tour for a recent release and of course I said yes. I have included a list of all the blogs that are participating.


This particular was released the beginning of this month so you can go get your own copy if you so choose. So without further ado, I present to you my latest read.



Barnes and Noble

Abby Cowan is a thirty seven year old woman who owns a small cafe called Rosie Lee’s in East London that hasn’t been doing so well lately and may very well go out of business if Abby isn’t able to drum up more business. Her daughter Lucy is off to college soon, her love life hasn’t seen the light of day in years, her Dad went away mysteriously when she was fifteen and she doesn’t seem to get on too well with her Mother most days.
It’s a lot for a person to try to take on and life’s about to get even more tricky when she runs into her first love Jack Chance while helping her best friend Liv cater a party, it tilts her world on its access. His family moved without warning shortly after her Dad left and though there seemed to be a budding romance, she hadn’t heard a word from him since. Caught between wanting to give in to her libido or completely pretend she couldn’t care what he does either way, Jack isn’t about to let her go so easily this time.
Then one day Abby receives a call about her Mom that will change everything she thought about her Mom, reveal secrets that have been kept since she was fifteen including what really happened to her Dad.
It will take the strength of family and friends to help show Abby that life is just getting started for her and sometimes there’s a chance to make a go at the one that got away.

It was such a pleasure to read this book and there’s so much to take in. I loved Abby’s relationship with Lucy, Flo and Liz who all were there for her and always trying to look out for her. Abby and Lucy are Mother and Daughter but they are also very close and have formed such a wonderful bond.

I also loved how Abby and Jack just couldn’t stay away from each other for long once he was back in the East End of London. They may have led different lives but it’s obvious how crazy Jack is for Abby though I do think he could have tried harder to stay in contact in the beginning. It makes sense why Abby is reluctant to be around Jack because the feelings keep knocking her over and yet she’s scared at the thought of being hurt again.

This book was an interesting mix of funny, heartbreaking, the power of friendship, large amounts of tea and the importance of believing in yourself. I hope you’ll enjoy this story as much as I have!

Well that’s me off to bed so I can get up for work to earn money for more books! I hope you’ve enjoyed my bookish ramblings and feel free to drop in again to see what next I talk about.

Happy Reading!



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2 thoughts on “Reviewing Secrets and Tea At Rosie Lee’s

  1. Thanks so much for your fabulous review Meg, I’m so happy you enjoyed reading Abby’s story. Thanks so much for being part of my first ever blog tour! I really appreciate your support. Much Love xx

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