Sunday 28 June 2015

Review of Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe by Milly Johnson - Five *

Review of Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe by Milly Johnson - Five *


Her marriage is all washed up. It's time for a clean start... 

Connie Diamond has always been her husband Jimmy's best girl or so she thought. But then she discovers that he s been playing away for the past twenty-four years, and that the chocolates she believed he bought her as a sign of his love were just a cover-up, and she is determined to get revenge.

Along with Della Frostick, Jimmy's right-hand woman at his cleaning firm, Diamond Shine, Connie decides to destroy Jimmy's life from the inside. Together they will set up a rival business called Lady Muck, and along with the cleaning ladies who meet at the Sunflower Café, they'll make him wish he had never so much as looked at another woman. 

Then Connie meets the charming Brandon Locke, a master chocolatier, whose kind chocolate-brown eyes start to melt her soul. Can the ladies of the Sunflower Café help Connie scrub away the hurt? And can Brandon cure her affliction and make her smile again...?


As part of Team Milly, I was so excited when the postman delivered my pre-launch book. I loved the cover and couldn't wait to get started.

As always, Afternoon Tea is so much more than a romance, or another "chick lit" book. Milly's characters are always deep and have stories to tell. I won't repeat the blurb - suffice to say this book is all about revenge being best served cold. Della and Connie make a great team under the disguise of Lady Muck (great name for a cleaning company!) The other characters all compliment each other well. Cheryl is a particularly sympathetic woman, and Astrid.......well, Astrid made me laugh out loud!

I loved how Connie changed as the book went on and she grew in confidence. At the start you assume she is quite old, but as her character and confidence grow, you realise that isn't the case!

The Sunflower Cafe features quite a lot as the safe haven for all the women. It is there they can talk freely and really get to know one another.

As I said, I couldn't wait to get started but started reading more and more slowly because I didn't want it to end!

Thank you, Milly, for another lovely, heart-warming book. And thank you for the Team Milly acknowledgement too!

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