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My Review of Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe by Milly Johnson

As a proud member of #TeamMilly, I was super excited to receive a beautifully packaged copy of this wonderful book and a goody bag from the launch party, which I was unable to attend. The book is so gorgeous, inside and out!

What They Say:

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...?

What I Say:
Milly Johnson books are always a winner for me! They're full of heart, humility and humour. They are always a little cheeky, easy to read without being predictable and the characters are always believable.

Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café is no exception. Connie is, as her name says, a diamond. She's the kind of woman who would do anything for anyone and you'd definitely want her on your side in an argument. She's kind, loyal to a fault, caring and clever. Her no good husband Jim is pretty much the polar opposite. He kind of gives me the creeps and I have a very clear picture of him in my mind. Della has more to her than meets the eye. At first I didn't like her, she was a bit frosty and I wasn't sure what her agenda was. But as the story carries on, I started to really like her. She picks her side and gives the fight her all. She's willing to get herself into trouble in order to help the good guy win. That takes guts. And then there's Cheryl. The underdog, she soon learns to stand up for herself. And the rewards for doing so are well worth the initial hurt. She gets what she's owed and I was over the moon for her. The whole cleaning crew of Diamond Shine / Lady Muck were just amazing! I felt like I'd fit right in at the Café having scones with them!

Brandon Locke was the perfect romantic hero too! I mean, who doesn't love a man who loves chocolate and knows his way around a kitchen?? He's gorgeous, charming and sweet, what's not to love? Swoon!!

I adored the lovely descriptions of the Sunflower Café. Sunflowers have been my favourite since I was really little and I used to have loads of paraphernalia.  They just make you happy, don't they? All bright and smiley!

I don't really know what else I can' say about Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café except this, if you haven't read it yet, do so now! You won't regret it.

This is a lovely, sunny, sweet and funny book from an author you can't go wrong with! 9/10

Thanks to @BookMinxSJV and the team at Simon & Schuster for my early copy in exchange for my honest review


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