Sunday, September 18, 2016

Teapots & Tiaras

Teapots & Tiaras: A sweet and clean Christian romance in London and Cambridge 

Love In Store #5

Kindle Edition

by Autumn Macarthur

  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Faith, Hope, & Heartwarming 
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2016
  • ASIN: B01I7GWG8M

When their best friends’ summer wedding in London pushes proud judgmental medical missionary Matthew Coalbrooke and bubbly shoe-aholic kitchenware saleswoman Anita Kiernan together, it’s dislike at first sight. 

The only thing they can both agree on is that the bride and groom’s matchmaking attempts are bound to fail. Between his pride and her prejudice, there could hardly be a less likely couple. 
But God has a bigger plan for them than they can possibly imagine. 

The Love in Store series is set around a stately old London department store, and the same settings and staff pop up in each book. But there's no need to read the series in order. Every story is a complete romance, following a different couple through the trials and joys of a developing love, deepening their faith in the process, until they're ready for the happy-ever-after God has planned for them. 

Teapots & Tiaras is a Christian romance. Includes hints of Pride and Prejudice, a church wedding, a couple of sweet kisses, and some gentle humour, as well as British grammar and spelling. 

Complete with British English Glossary. 

Previously released as part of the USA Today bestselling boxed set Whispers of Love 

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My thoughts:  TEAPOTS & TIARAS is, I think, the first book I read by Ms. MacArthur, but I'm sure it won't be the last. I greatly enjoyed getting to know spunky, outspoken, plus-sized Anita (with a shoe collection a shoe store could envy) and rude, my-word-is-gospel Matthew.  Both Anita and Matthew had baggage to get over and around and it was so fun watching their relationship go from crush, to hearty dislike, to maybe he's okay, to eventual love. And Anita's misadventures with blind dates are laughable. 

I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this book -- normally I don't buy books by authors I don't know, but this was in the boxed set Whispers of Love with Valerie Comer (a favorite contemporary author) and I bought the collection for Ms. Comer's new book.  Boxed sets are a good way to get to know new-to-you authors and I would look for more by Ms. MacArthur when I need a new book to read. 

A great story. 

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