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Genre: Romance

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon.com

The Blurb:

A story of icing and flour…and how love doesn’t always go to plan!

Growing up, Pippa Pattinson’s summers were spent in the idyllic Greek island fishing village of Taxos. There she spent many long hazy days determinedly ignoring thoughts of the life her parents had mapped out for her (a dreary-but-secure accounting job and obligatory sensible husband!) Instead she daydreamed of running her own tea shop – serving the perfect scones – with mocha-eyed childhood friend Niklaus by her side…

Arriving back in Taxos for the first time in years, with suave boyfriend Henrik, Pippa barely recognises the tired little town – but is relieved to catch glimpses of the quaint, charming village she’s always loved. Together Niklaus and Pippa put together a proposal to save Taxos from tourist-tastic ruin, and at the heart of their plan is Pippa’s dream project: The Tastiest Little Tea Shop in Taxos. It’s time for Pippa to leave her London life behind and dust off her scone recipe that’s guaranteed to win over both locals and visitors. And amidst the rolling pins and raisins, it seems romance is blossoming where she’s least expecting it…

My Review:

A lovely summer read about taking chances and following your dreams. Luckily for Pippa Pattinson, following her dreams means baking scones and helping the villagers of the Greek village of Taxos ward off a development that threatens their way of life. And a little romance isn’t too much to ask, right?

The characters are (mostly) loveable, the plot fun and the depictions of Greek island life so vivid, I could practically feel the sea salt on my toes.

This is a great beach read – I can still smell the scones and feel the Greek sunshine on my skin…

*I received a free copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.