#BookReview: The Seafront Tearoom by Vanessa Greene

The Seafront Tearoom by Vanessa GreeneReviewer: Annie

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


The Seafront Tearoom is an insider secret in small-town Scarborough – a beach-front haven with the best tea and cakes in town – and journalist Charlie Harrison would love to put it on the map with a feature in her magazine. But single mom Kat Murray doesn’t want to see her favorite sanctuary overrun by tourists, and begs Charlie to seek out other options. She offers her help, as a “tea obsessive,” and so does French au pair Séraphine Moreau, whose upbringing makes her a connoisseur of everything sweet and indulgent.

Together the three women will scour the countryside for quaint hideaways and hidden gems, sharing along the way their secrets, disappointments, and dreams – and discovering that friendship, like tea, takes time to steep. But learning too that once you open your heart, the possibilities are endless.


Vanessa Greene wrote a lovely story, about friendship, love and support. It is safe to say that I love Tea, Scones, and Tea Parties. So, that part of the story was very intriguing to me.

This story is based in the small town of Scarborough, England.  Stories based in England are often my favorites.

Charlotte is writing an article about tearooms and meets Letty, the owner of the “Seafront Tea Room” along the way. Then we meet Séraphine and Kat. All four of these characters are very likable and each carry some sort of “baggage” they are trying to work through.

Together, will they be able to work through their issues? Will finding happiness be as hard as they think? The support of friendship is defined very well within these pages.

I found this story to go on a bit too long, but, the story was a light read nonetheless.

Just like a cup of tea, it was warm and satisfying.

3.5 Stars

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