There are three Sterling sisters living in Icicle Falls; Samantha is married to Blake Preston, and she runs Sweet Dreams Chocolate; Cecily is single and works at Sweet Dreams; and Baily, the youngest, has returned home after a distressing business failure in California.
Bailey Sterling was gaining a quality reputation as a caterer to the stars in Los Angeles until she catered a party for a "B" List hostess that needed some press. The woman called 911 and reported she and her guests got food poisoning from Sterling Catering. This untruth cost Bailey in cancellations, legal fees, and nearly put her in bankruptcy even though the liar apologized by saying it was the stomach flu and not Bailey's food. Bailey called it quits in LaLa Land and returned to Icicle Falls. She doesn't know what she wants to do next, but when she finds a wonderful Victorian house on Lavender Lane and a willing business partner, Bailey resolves to open a Teashop.
Cecily has an admirer in widower Luke Goodman, a handsome man and wonderful father to little Serena. However, Cecily seems to prefer bad boys and has her eye on Todd Black who owns a seedy tavern called “The Man Cave”. Todd is more than just eye-candy, though; he is quite a businessman, and is willing to help Bailey establish her tea room. Problems arise when Todd is caught in the middle of being Cecily’s dream guy and Bailey’s business partner and maybe crush. Both sisters have had disastrous relationships in the past, but they have never gone after the same man. Is that what is happening now?
Sheila Roberts charms her fans with another delightful and beautifully written family dynamics saga that moves at a perfect pace with a truly exceptional narrative. THE TEASHOP ON LAVENDER LANE is populated with strong, intelligent individuals speaking clever dialogue and being enfolded in familial love. This book is a sure winner for Ms. Roberts' Icicle Falls series.