Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Review: Stirred With Love by Marcie Steele

Stirred With Love by Marcie Steele

Sometimes the best friends can be found where you least expect them … 

Still grieving after the loss of her beloved husband, Lily Mortimer is determined to do something with the time she has left. 

After the end of her fairytale marriage, thirty-something Kate is trying hard to mend her broken heart. 

Chloe, a young woman with the world at her feet, is struggling to know what to do with her life. 

When Lily embarks on a new venture in the picturesque town of Somerley, the three women come together to open The Coffee Stop, the most charming cafĂ© for miles around. 

But opening a coffee shop is never as simple as it seems, especially when you add neighbouring competition, local heart throbs and heartbreak to the mix. 

When tragedy strikes, can the three women pull together to make the new business fly, or will Lily’s last chance disappear down the drain along with yesterday’s coffee grinds? 

As comforting as a cappuccino and a better pick-me-up than a grande Americano, Stirred with Love will captivate readers of Milly Johnson, Carole Matthews and Jenny Colgan.

My Thoughts:
A rollercoaster ride of emotions this book was a joy to read and packed full of humour and compassion. Despite the cover which literally screams chic-lit this is a book with the emphasis on a great story making it a really engaging read.

The general theme is new beginnings and the value of friendship set in the context of a new coffee shop.

Three women each in different phases of their lives come together for different reasons to build a new business. The characters are 3 dimensional and compliment each other well. Each is very different but all very likeable with characters that develop as the story progresses. There is plenty of drama and love interest, Lily has a plan and a secret but you'll have to be patient and wait until almost the end of the story to find out what they are.

I liked the well paced nature of the story, the story twists and the element of surprise. At no time did it feel rushed or forced which made it a very relaxing read.

Highly recommended. I will be looking for more from this author.

(With grateful thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.)

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Publisher: Bookouture (3 Sept. 2015)

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