2015

Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe – Milly Johnson

Milly

Paperback: 512 pages pages

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster (18 June. 2015)

Book Description:

Connie Diamond has always been her husband Jimmy’s best girl or so she thought. But then she discovers that he s been playing away for the past twenty-four years, and that the chocolates she believed he bought her as a sign of his love were just a cover-up, and she is determined to get revenge.

Along with Della Frostick, Jimmy’s right-hand woman at his cleaning firm, Diamond Shine, Connie decides to destroy Jimmy’s life from the inside. Together they will set up a rival business called Lady Muck, and along with the cleaning ladies who meet at the Sunflower Café, they’ll make him wish he had never so much as looked at another woman.

Then Connie meets the charming Brandon Locke, a master chocolatier, whose kind chocolate-brown eyes start to melt her soul. Can the ladies of the Sunflower Café help Connie scrub away the hurt? And can Brandon cure her affliction and make her smile again…?

My Review:

I have made no secret on this blog of my utter LOVE and admiration for anything written by Milly Johnson and this book, once again, did not disappoint.

For anyone who has never read Milly’s books (seriously? where have you been?), they will either make you laugh out loud or cry, lots! This book was a “LOL” book!

I met Milly back in March at the “Books and the City” spring bloggers event and I heard her read a chapter of the book and I could not wait to read it. The story is based around a cleaning company and the lives of a group of women who work as cleaners. As usual, you have a group of women who “do it for the sisterhood” and look out for each other and you have the nasty bastard man. Milly wrote all of these characters perfectly.

The book made me want to hire a cleaner myself, as well as making me want to eat a lot of chocolate! The book is very well researched – the Van Gogh stuff is fab, and I LOVE the Sunflowers references and quotes.

I can’t decide whether Connie or Della was my favourite of the two women….I even felt sorry for Jimmy at the end! Who would want to be stuck with Ivanka?!

The only negative is that I now have to wait another year for the next Milly Johnson book!

Perfect for a summer holiday read or for snuggling up on the sofa in the winter months.

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