Steph Vandergrift is in need of a job. She left everything behind to elope with Middleburg attorney Rick Manfred, never imagining he would stand her up at the altar. Now, hoping just to get by until she can decide what to do next, Steph thinks she’s found the perfect position at the local tea shop.
Kendall James, one of the kindest and most eligible bachelors in the area, meets Steph and proceeds to pursue her. But by the time Steph feels able to consider dating again, her runaway fiance returns and tries to win her back. Steph is wary, but she and Rick always seemed to blend so well. Are they truly meant to be together, or does God have something else in mind?
A fun and sweet romance! I love going to tea shops, so it made it extra fun! Steph is a delightful character who is both funny and thoughtful about God's plans for her life. I look forward to reading more in this new series!
My only note: I had bought this book in the hopes of putting it in our church library, but didn't end up donating it because of the word "Gosh" used in multiple instances. Just wanted to mention it, in case that kind of thing might make a difference. I liked it, but have to be careful about that kind of thing for our patrons.
- My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
- Genre: contemporary, romance
- Themes: God's purposes
- Part of a Series: yes, book 1 in the Tea House Series
- Publication year: 2010
- Publisher: Harvest House Publishers