Thursday, November 04, 2010

Trish Perry's The Perfect Blend ~ Reviewed

The Perfect Blend
By Trish Perry
Published by Harvest House
ISBN 978-0-7369-3015-4

Steph Vandergrift is in desperate need of a hug. She abruptly left everything—her parents, her job, her apartment, her hometown of Baltimore—to elope with Middleburg attorney Rick Manfred, never imagining he would stand her up at the altar. Now, all alone in a strange town and hoping just to get by until she can decide what to do next, Steph thinks she's found the perfect solution at Millicent's Tea Shop. Milly offers Steph the job along with a warm pot of tea, scones, and a listening ear.

Kendall James, one of the kindest and most eligible bachelors in the area, meets Steph at the tea shop and proceeds to pursue her But by the time she feels able to consider dating again, her runaway fiancé returns and tries to win her back. Steph is understandably wary, but she and Rick always seemed to blend so well. Are they truly meant to be together, or does God have something else in mind?

My thoughts:

The Perfect Blend is the perfect read: it's fun, with a goodly dash of humor; it's romantic, with two handsome men vying for Steph; it's got some interesting twists, with an old girlfriend, parents who don't know when to let go, and a few other odd characters. And characters is where Trish Perry shows her artistry, she's a master at them and offers so much more than just romance in her books. Novel Journey and I give The Perfect Blend a perfect 5 stars. A delightful must read and a perfect Christmas gift.

Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan, editor
Novel Journey

Bonus Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! “The Perfect Blend” is to be the first in “The Teashop Series” and I certainly can’t wait for the next one. This coming of age story is very believable yet still fresh and vibrant. Reading of Steph’s seemingly hopeless circumstances and how she leans on God and asks for His will in her life is such an encouragement to me! This Christian romance novel with a spot of humor speaks volumes about the everyday happenings of life. I highly recommend that you find a copy of this book, a pot of tea and prepare to laugh, cry, and thoroughly enjoy it!

Reviewed by: Rachael Schnitker

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