It is time for another book recommendation! And here it comes: Fasten your seatbelts and be prepared for:
This is the book The Color of Tea by the New Zealand author Hannah Tunnicliffe.
After moving with her husband to the tiny, bustling island of Macau, Grace Miller finds herself a stranger in a foreign land—a lone redhead towering above the crowd on the busy Chinese streets. As she is forced to confront the devastating news of her infertility, Grace’s marriage is fraying and her dreams of family have been shattered. She resolves to do something bold, something her impetuous mother would do, and she turns to what she loves: baking and the pleasure of afternoon tea.
Grace opens a café where she serves tea, coffee, and macarons—the delectable, delicate French cookies colored like precious stones—to the women of Macau. There, among fellow expatriates and locals alike, Grace carves out a new definition of home and family. But when her marriage reaches a crisis, secrets Grace thought she had buried long ago rise to the surface. Grace realizes it’s now or never to lay old ghosts to rest and to begin to trust herself. With each mug of coffee brewed, each cup of tea steeped and macaron baked, Grace comes to learn that strength can be gleaned from the unlikeliest of places.
I liked this book for several reasons. First of all it made me smile, laugh, sometimes even tear up. It makes you feel with the characters and afterwards I went straight to the next french bakery to buy some macarons (They are delicious!).
Also, I never knew much about Macau and it was interesting to learn more about this little island. I loved the plot, it has a sweet end and it was easy to follow the storyline.
I know – you should never judge a book by its cover, but I love this one. It really catches the mood of the book.