This is the first book that I have read by Trisha Ashley and I loved it! I will certainly be looking out for more books from this author.
Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues sees Tansy Poole move to Sticklepond when her elderly aunt becomes ill and passes away. Tansy is a successful children’s author when she suddenly finds herself taking over the family shoe shop and thinking of ways to turn the business around.
Tansy has left her ex fiancé behind in London and feels like she wants to escape from men for a while. However, living in the neighbouring cottage is reclusive Shakespearian actor Ivo Hawksley. Ivo is moody and seems to moan about everything, even Tansy’s doorbell, but there is a softer side that Tansy begins to notice – even if Ivo won’t admit it.
This is such a beautifully written book that the characters seem to leap off of the pages. I particularly liked the way that each chapter begins with the voice of Tansy’s late aunt – it adds another dimension to the story.
There are also some mouthwateringly good recipes in this book that will leave you longing to find time to bake.
I really enjoyed reading Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues and highly recommend it.
Thank you to Avon for sending me a copy to review.