The old tea house on Mulberry Street in Belfast hasn't changed much over the years. But it's about to bear witness to some significant transformations ...
Daniel Stanley might make the most glorious deserts in the whole of Ireland, but he won't support his wife Penny's desire to have at least one bun in the oven. And the owners of Muldoon's Tea Rooms are just two of the people inside hoping for change.
Struggling artist Brenda sits penning letters to Nicholas Cage and dreaming of a better life. Sadie finds refuge from her diet and her husband's infidelity in Daniel's famous cherry cheesecake. Clare returns home from twenty years in New York, still cherishing the memory of the one night she truly loved - and lost. And Penny herself discovers a secret from the past - and a sexy estate agent very much in her present.
They all want their lives to change - but are they willing to face the consequences? And the possibility that you might not always be able to have your cake - and eat it.
Although this is set in the nineties this is a pretty real portray of marriages in the 21st century (or over history!). Loads of them unhappy, miscommunication, selfish husbands, some who cheat, unhappy wives, those who overeat, others who want babies, and husbands who don't... A light-hearted read. Not because of the topic, but because of the narration and the irony. Otherwise it'd be sad, sad, sad....Continua