Monday, October 11, 2010

The Perfect Blend by Trish Perry ~ 5 stars

The Perfect Blend
Trish Perry
The Tea Shop series #1
Harvest House
About the book:
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 fiancĂ© 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? Maybe God has something else in mind…

My review:
This is such a sweet, heart-warming read! And I loved the witty humor, too! That was a pleasant surprise. However, just because it is sweet doesn’t mean it is fluff. I loved the messages woven into the story about acceptance, relationships, and boundaries. It was all so well done! I can’t wait for the next book in this series!


collettakay said...

I just finished this book late last night! I too enjoyed it. I loved out loud so many times!

Carman said...

collettakay~ Yay! I'm glad you liked it too! It's always good to hear a good word about a book you like. :) Thanks for commenting!

Trish Perry said...

Thank you both for reading The Perfect Blend! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it and that you took the time to post about it.

Here's hoping you like Tea for Two in the spring!

Carman said...

Trish~ :D Yay! I'm sure I will. Can't wait to read it. :)

Charlotte said...

Wow, a 5 star review!
I love the setting: a tea shop!
As a tea drinker, I think it is an interesting setting, and the titles for the books are so original!

Carman said...

Charlotte~ I love original titles to, especially clever ones! Thanks for commenting. :)

barbjan10 said...

I liked what Michelle said in her review about Trish's book. If she liked it, then I know I'll like it.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Casey said...

I really enjoyed this book too, like you said, sweet and lighthearted, but with a message. It's sticking around myself for sure! :)

Carman said...

Barb~ I hope you like it even more than I did!

Casey~ yay! I love hearing that people have the same thoughts on a book I read. :) Thanks for commenting!

Anne Payne said...

I won a copy of Trish's book and it was so much fun to read! It's been awhile since I was as young as the heroine in the story but it definitely brought back memories, and gave me a renewed perspective on how my daughter feels at 25. My favorite character was Milly, and I wish I was more like her!

Carman said...

Anne Payne~ Trish DOES have a very fun-to-read style, doesn't she? Milly was awesome, wasn't she? I liked her too. Thanks for commenting!