Muldoon's Tea Rooms, beloved for the cozy atmosphere and luscious desserts, has started looking a bit outdated, and the same could be said about the proprietors, Penny and Daniel Stanley. After 17 years, their marriage has started to fade and wear a little thin, even as their old shop bustles with the energy of the customers who seek refuge from their particular dilemmas. Housewife Sadie Smith comes to escape her diet and her husband's stick-thin mistress. Struggling artist Brenda Brown sits and pens love letters to the actor Nicolas Cage. And Clare Fitzgerald returns after 20 years abroad to search for a long-lost someone.
Behind the cherry cheesecakes, vanilla ice creams, and chocolate cappuccinos are the stirrings of a revolution that will define lives, heal troubled hearts, and rock the very foundation of the humble teahouse. And through it all, Penny and Daniel manage to discover what truly matters in life and love. Rich with wit, bursting with charm, The Tea House On Mulberry Street is a vibrant debut of tenderness, imagination, and delicious pastries.
2005 Audie Award Nominee, Romance
"[A] charming debut novel." (Booklist)
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Fun, Charming Book-A Delight to Listen To
I loved the reader with the lilting Irish accents. It added so much to the story of these rich characters in Ireland. It is a very descriptive book, and the reader just takes you right there to the streets of Ireland.
I loved the characters-so divergent. I loved the vehicle of the tea room to bring them together. I always love stories about the richness of day to day living, and the power of the individual to make meaningful changes.
I loved the whole story line of Sophie, the overweight and overworked woman who finds out her husband is having an affair. She evolved with such dignity and such creativity! I don't want to give away the details of my favorite scene and be a spoiler!
I wanted to listen all in one setting, but I was not able to. This is a book you can't wait to get back to!