"Quirky." It's just kind of a fun word to say. "Quirky." It describes a fun book I just read.
Anita Higman's A Marriage in Middlebury is a story with a quirky cast of characters -- fun people who come together at the Rose Hill Cottage Tearoom in the fictitious town of Middlebury, Texas. Charlotte Hill owns the tearoom and shares her friendship and special blends of tea with her many customers. At the same time, she is dealing with a heart broken years ago when she was forced to decline a marriage proposal from the man she loved.
A Marriage in Middlebury is definitely a story driven by the characters, and Anita has come up with some great ones. With the interesting ensemble cast, there are several stories within the story, with the main plot centered around a complicated love story. At some points along the way, it looks like there is no way for a good resolution without even more broken hearts, but . . . well, you'll just have to read the book to see what happens.
So pour a cup of tea (or cocoa) and spend some time in Middlebury. You'll be glad you did.
Thanks to Anita Higman for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book
What happens when the matchmaker finds a match for herself? Charlotte
Rose Hill has been serving up country delicacies, uniquely blended
teas, and matchmaking advice for her quirky but beloved customers for
more than 10 years. But for her, marriage seems like an elusive
butterfly, always out of reach.
At 18, Charlotte fell in love with a young man, Sam Wilder, but his
family convinced her to walk away from their relationship. She did, and
then became engaged to another man, who later died before they were
married. Now, more than a decade later, Charlotte finds that she still
has feelings for her first love. Initially thrilled to learn that Sam
has come home to Middlebury, Texas, Charlotte is devastated to learn
that he’s brought someone with him: his fiancée. But all is not lost
when the townsfolk decide to get involved. Will Charlotte and Sam find
their way back to each other?
About the Author
Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita
Higman, is the author or coauthor of thirty-five books for adults and
children. She has recently been honored with a 2013 Inspirational
Reader's Choice Award and is a two-time finalist in the 2013 Selah
Awards as well as a finalist in the 2013 Cascade Awards. She holds a BA
in the combined fields of speech communication, psychology, and art.
Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.
Please visit her online at www.anitahigman.com.