Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking – the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers – brings a comforting sense of home.
So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium.
Luckily she soon makes friends – including a Grecian god-like neighbour – who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is. There are one or two last twists in the dark fairytale of Alice’s life to come . . . but can she find her happily ever after?
Publisher: Bantam Press, March 2017
A very enjoyable story of Alice Rose who had the worst kind of start to life, but with determination turned her sadness into a positive outcome. Very funny and very sad in places. She ended up with a loving family – I loved it!
The Author, Trisha Ashley. An excellent writer. One of those stories that grips you and you don’t want it to end – Look forward to the next story.