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Escape to the Yorkshire Moors with the Teashop of the Lost and Found

This book was my most recent discovery for audiobooks on my morning commute. Though not a long commute, it is much more enjoyable when I have a good book to listen to — but it has to be something light and not too distracting. I do have to pay attention to the road after all!

The Teashop of the Lost and Found, by Trisha Ashley, hit all the right notes. It’s a light, warm, and entertaining story about a young woman who has experienced both loss and joy in her life. Given that I am driving to and from work, I really appreciate a story that is light and has a happy ending. It’s a perfect way to start the work day, as well as end it.

The story revolves around Alice Rose. Alice was a foundling — a farmer found her in the Yorkshire moors near Howarth. She was barely alive and only hours old. When the search failed to find her birth mother, she was adopted by a couple. 

Alice’s adoptive father loved her dearly. Unfortunately, her adoptive mother didn’t, and she rejected Alice in a horrible manner after his death. However, Alice made a life for herself doing what she loves best – baking. Everything seemed set for a perfect happily ever after – she fell in love and was engaged to be married, he owned a cafe and she did the baking, and in her spare time she wrote fairytales with a horror twist. Then Alice’s fiancé died, and she discovers he was actually still married to another woman.

In the wake of his death, Alice ends up buying a café — sight unseen — on the Yorkshire coast, only to discover it needs far more work than she realized. The story follows her as she reestablishes her life while she establishes a new Teashop. Maybe she will find her happily ever after, after all? 

This was a fun, sweet story and was a great choice for my commute to and from work. It would also be a great beach read this summer – or for anyone looking to relax with a feel-good story. I may just have to check out other books by this author.

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Deborah van der Linde

Deborah is a librarian who is passionate about books, storytelling, and writing. Thanks to her husband Adam’s military career, they have had the great fortune of living all across Canada. Deborah and Adam have two delightful children and a dog that thinks he’s one of the kids.

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