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Head of Zeus
The Second Chance Tea Shop
The Second Chance Tea Shop: The perfect romantic summer read Fay Keenan
 Little Somerby, 1

'Moving, funny, thoughtful and romantic. Bring on the next one!' JENNY KANE.

Second chances, new loves and scrumptious cakes, in this heart-warming novel. Perfect for all fans of Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Cathy Bramley.

Following the tragic death of her beloved husband, Anna Hemingway decides it's time for a fresh start. So Anna and her three-year-old daughter Ellie move to a picture-perfect cottage in the beautiful village of Little Somerby, and when she takes over the running of the village tea shop, Ellie and Anna start to find happiness again.

But things get complicated when Matthew Carter, the owner of the local cider farm, enters their lives. Throughout a whirlwind year of village fetes and ancient wassails, love, laughter, apple pie and new memories, life slowly blossoms again. But when tragedy strikes and history seems to be repeating itself, Anna must find the strength to hold onto the new life she has built.

This beautiful, life-affirming debut novel marks the beginning of the Little Somerby series, and promises to make you smile, cry, reach for a cream tea, and long for a life in the perfect English countryside.

What readers are saying about THE SECOND CHANCE TEA SHOP:

'I loved this book. It is beautifully written and ... it's so easy to fall in love with the characters ... Very much looking forward to reading book two'

'I absolutely recommend this witty, entertaining, charming and heartwarming book. I can't wait for the sequel'

'A lovely romantic debut, I thoroughly enjoyed it - gorgeous setting, engaging characters, lots of plot, delicious sounding cakes and lashings of alcohol - my perfect combination!'

'A fantastic debut and one I would thoroughly recommend'

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Romance
10 Mar 2017 * 384pp * £2.99 * 9781786694881
REVIEWS
'A fabulous debut. The thinking woman's light fiction. Moving, funny, thoughtful and romantic. Bring on the next one!'
Jenny Kane.
'The perfect light-hearted romance designed for a sunny day on a lounger with a cool drink or curled up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate. The prose flows beautifully and the portrait of the village of Little Somerby, its characters and the celebration of blessing the apple trees is brilliantly authentic'
Anita Davison, author of Flora's Secret.
'Warm-hearted, gripping and uplifting ... made me laugh, cry as well as shed a tear or two'
Bookish Jottings
'Beautifully written and so easy to read. With characters you fall in love with straight away. A fabulous 5* read!'
Jessica Bell, NetGalley
'Perfect read to chill to. I love food-related books and this was perfect for fans of Trisha ashley ... looking forward to further books, hopefully more which involve these characters ... A+++++++++ from me!'
Louise Pridige, NetGalley
'Delightfully entertaining romance ... time flew by as I got lost in its pages - with cake, love, and laughter this is a book for all romance fans'
Books of All Kinds
'A lovely comfortable read and I look forward to reading more by Fay Keenan'
Kim Feasey, NetGalley
'Sweet and lovely. This was an uplifting read'
Novel Gossip
'A lovely read by a great author'
Barbara Hightower, NetGalley
'Very good read. I would definitely recommend'
Alison Pearson, NetGalley
'A beautiful story about second chances ... A gem of a book and one I could certainly recommend'
Pretty Little Book Reviews
'An amazing read'
Karl Gornal, NetGalley
'A delicious read ... This book had so much chemistry I thought my kindle would explode ... I really hope there will be a sequel to this'
Chaz Bookworm
'It was such an enjoyable, charming and loveable story. Great characters, yummy food and a budding romance. What more could you want. Hoping there will be more to come!'
Dash Fan, NetGalley
'Lovely! The characters are beautifully described as well as the setting. I couldn't help but feel hopeful and happy at the end of the book'
Karen Wright, NetGalley
'From the first page, I knew I was going to love this book ... The whole novel was a complete delight'
Caitlin Carter, NetGalley
'Great read and easy to follow story line. Look forward to reading more from this author'
Lisa Sutmen, NetGalley
'Such a charming story ... Intriguing storyline with loveable characters that kept me interested throughout'
Laura Claydon, NetGalley
'I loved this book ... A well-written warm cosy book, set in a village probably everyone would like to be able to visit!'
Ann Applin, NetGalley
'The premise was entertaining; the characters were endearing and appealing; and the writing was easy to follow, insightful, emotive, and relevant'
DJ Sakata, NetGalley
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Springtime at the Cider Kitchen
Summer in the Orchard
Author
Fay Keenan
Fay Keenan
Fay Keenan was born in Surrey and raised in Hampshire, before finally settling back in the West Country. When Fay is not chasing her children around or writing, she teaches English at a local secondary school. She lives with her husband of fourteen years, two daughters, a cat, two chickens and a Weimaraner called Bertie in a village in Somerset, which may or may not have provided the inspiration for Little Somerby.
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Springtime at the Cider Kitchen
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