Adventure Between the Pages: Tea with Emma

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Age Appropriate For: 13 and up (for mild romance and reading level)
Best for Ages: 13 and up

Description: Fresh from a Jane Austen tour in England, Maddie Cooper returns home to Texas, determined to bring a touch of "Austen to Austin." She dreams of opening an authentic English tea room and, like Austen's Emma, put into practice her self-proclaimed gift as a matchmaker. But an airport mishap with a cranky Englishman gets her off on the wrong foot (quite literally), especially when he moves into the university guest house across the street. Can Maddie find a love for her unapproachable new neighbor, or has she finally met her match?

I wasn’t feeling good, so I decided to take the day off and read some books that I had been wanting to read on my Kindle – some short books. First I read a Christmas book, and then I decided to read a book by an author I have come to love – Diane Moody.

Tea with Emma was perfect. Short, sweet, tea, and Jane Austen. It wasn’t super deep, but there was a nice faith element as well as some awesome lines. The characters were fun, quirky and flawed, even if there wasn’t a huge amount of character development.

For those who have read Jane Austen’s books, none of the plot twists will come as a shock. However, I think it only added to the charm of this book. It was one of those books that is a relaxing break from the serious 400+ page novels I am used to reading.

Overall, this is the perfect book to curl up with for an evening when you need a light, happy read. The kind when you want a sweet but not overwhelming romance (two kisses toward the end of the book). In short, a charming little novella. I can’t wait to start the next one! (Which is probably why it is already opened on my Kindle.)

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