After seventeen 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 husbands stick-thin mistress. Struggling artist Brenda Brown sits and pens love letters to the actor Nicolas Cage. And Clare Fitzgerald returns after twenty 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, imaginationand delicious pastries....Continua
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