Tea and Primroses - Tess Thompson

2 Stars  :-(

Nothing is as it seemed in calm, quaint Legley Bay.

Famous novelist, Constance (last name) lived a seemingly straightforward – if private – and somewhat predictable life. Friends, beloved daughter Sutton, a beautiful home, and all the success an author could wish for. A perfect life….but was it?

When a hit and run accident suddenly takes her mother’s life, Sutton finds hidden secrets with her heartbreak. Emotional walls she assumed Constance had built to protect her privacy may have been to protect something – or someone – else entirely. Family and friends return home for support, including her own lost-love, Declan. He’s the first thing she craves to help her cope with her loss and the questions she’s left with, but he’s also the last person she wants to see. Will he be able to put down roots at last?

Can the loss of true love be the making of a life or is it destined to be the undoing of everything? When money, power and love combine across time, anything is possible.

Tess Thompson is a novelist and playwright with a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. In 2011 she released her first novel, Riversong, which subsequently became a best seller.

Like her main character in the River Valley collection, Tess is from a small town in Oregon. She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her two young daughters, Emerson and Ella, and their puppy Patches. She is inspired daily by the view of the Cascade Mountains from her home office window.

Tess is working on her next novel and regularly blogs about her journey as a mother, author and friend at www.tesswrites.com.

This book got a lot of five star reviews on Amazon! Unfortunately mine was not one of them. While I really didn't hate the story, it was pleasant enough. It was just so slow and drawn out for me, to the point of being boring most of the time. Most of the tie I don't mind stories that don't have a lot of action but this seemed to drag on.
I really feel bad because I was so excited to get to read it. Oh well I guess thats why there are so many kinds of books, not all books are for everyone. And this book was just not for me.

Please read other reviews before turning this one down, because my feelings were definitely in the minority.

Thank you Booktrope Publishing for sending me this e-book to read and review, I am just sorry I didn't enjoy it more.

Do try it yourself!
Get your copy from Amazon - HERE


  1. That's unfortunate that you had a bad experience with this book. I've been encountering these types of problems too: books that receive 5 star ratings but seem more like 1 or 2 stars to me. When this happens, I feel like there's something wrong with me.

    1. Yeah I was disappointed in myself because I really wanted to like it.
      And yes, I agree, When a book gets great reviews and I think its boring, I wonder what is wrong with me???


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