This establishment is run by Daniel and Penny Stanley. Daniel has had a sad and shady past, and is very tight with his money; Penny several years younger than Daniel likes "pretty" things, and is very eager to refurbish the ever decaying tea room. Both own and work in the tearoom, and basically it is their life.
For a while anyway The other characters in the story are frequent visitors to Muldoons tea room Most of the comedy in the book comes from the Smith's relationship and it's down and downs. It never seems to have "ups"! Despite a sizeable part of the book being concerned with the characters' infidelity I found myself asking who WASN'T having a fling, at one point!
It only took me a few hours to read - once I started I could not put this book down! Be warned, like caffeine, this book is very addictive! Sep 07, Josh Caporale rated it liked it. I might be the only male that has read The Tea House on Mulberry Street, but it was in an effort to become a more well-rounded reader during a time I wanted to become a professional book reviewer. If film critics have to watch everything, then I would be led to believe that book reviewers are to be held at the same standard.
My great-aunt was giving away books and I took everything that was available. While I eventually sorted through it and only kept what caught my interest, I did get to this o I might be the only male that has read The Tea House on Mulberry Street, but it was in an effort to become a more well-rounded reader during a time I wanted to become a professional book reviewer.
While I eventually sorted through it and only kept what caught my interest, I did get to this one beforehand and came across something that was light, cozy, and okay. There is nothing that is too complicated about the premise of this story. It follows a couple, Daniel and Penny Stanley, that own a tea house in the UK, and some strenuous drama that takes place between them during a tough situation that pops up.
I have since either sold this book or donated the book to be sold, so it was a decent delight, but not something I wish to read and examine. It was okay in my mind, but feel it is specifically reserved for those that do not have high expectations when it comes to how predictable it is and are easy to satisfy. My first thought on reading this was, "what a delightful little story. The main couple, Penny and Daniel Stanley, are the owners of the Tea house. Daniel is a workaholic and more concerned with his penny-pinching than anything else.
Penny is disappointed in the relationship and goes on to have an affair due to Daniel's cold ignoran My first thought on reading this was, "what a delightful little story. Penny is disappointed in the relationship and goes on to have an affair due to Daniel's cold ignorance of her feelings. Another couple, Sadie and Arnold are also having trouble with their relationships.
Sadie on a continuous stream of diets finds out about his affair and after doing so, plots the most delicious of revenge that you can't help smiling in glee with how it turns out. Rose, Aurora, and Henry make up another lovers circle. Aurora is more concerned with her book club, and the addition to her house done by Arnold rather than her relationship with Henry.
He prefers to pitter in his garden all day long that is eventually destroyed by the addition. While at the tea house he meets Rose, a recent divorcee who owns a flower shop and loves gardening as much as him. As Aurora draws further into her club and a new man, Henry and Rose plant something beautiful.
In addition to these stories there are also two side stories. One is of Clare, who used to live in Belfast where the teahouse is located and is in search of a long lost love. The other is Brenda, a failing artist who is in love with Nicholas Cage. Towards the end of the novel, a fire somehow fixes many things for the characters and everyone receives a happy ending. A bit mushy for some, but sometimes a little lightheartedness is needed in a read.
Dec 22, Kelly Driver rated it really liked it. A couple of months ago while shopping at Big Lots I saw a display of books near the check out. The cover and the title intrigued me as well as the fact that it was only a couple of dollars. I read the jacket and saw that it takes place in Belfast, Ireland and I knew I had to get it.
The setting of the book is an old, dilapidated tea house in Belfast. Ironically enough the owners, Daniel and Penny Stanley, are in an old, dilapidated marriage. Penny, a housewife, finds herself dissatisfied af A couple of months ago while shopping at Big Lots I saw a display of books near the check out.
Penny, a housewife, finds herself dissatisfied after 17 years of marriage to her husband, Daniel, who is more interested in his baking and keeping a deep dark secret, than he is in her. There is Clare, who returns home from New York on assignment for her magazine and searches for her long lost childhood love, whom she only new for 19 hours.
And then there is my favorite character, Sadie, who discovers her husband is having an affair with a younger woman and decides to have her revenge. There is a cast of other characters too and all of their stories are entertaining and interesting as well.
All of the stories in one way or another are connected to each other by way of the tea house and I found this book to be absolutely delightful and a very quick and easy read.
Min Jin Lee. Report item - opens in a new window or tab. And the owners of Muldoon's Tea Rooms are just two of the people inside hoping for change. Normal People Sally Rooney. Struggling artist Brenda Brown sits and pens love letters to actor Nicolas Cage. Sometimes riveting. Charlotte Wood.
A great way to spend a chilly fall night with a cup of tea and some great characters. Aug 12, Ghost of the Library rated it really liked it Shelves: ireland. What a delicious little story! I dont know if its because i am a fan of tea shops and tea houses but i loved this book from page one! In the finest irish tradition of Maeve Binchy - pick up people just like you and me, tell their life story and dont forget to add a little touch of magic - sharon owens totally transported me to Belfast and into the lives of her characters.
I may not agree with the way things end for all of them - hey a girl is allowed to wish a happy ending every now an What a delicious little story! I may not agree with the way things end for all of them - hey a girl is allowed to wish a happy ending every now and then!
It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made want to reach into its pages and slap a couple of the characters This is a light and frothy read but it is fairly forgettable. There were quite a few characters, which I found it a little difficult to keep track of which may also have something to do with my difficulty in remembering the story.
I enjoyed it as I read it.
Feb 01, Nicola Mcfall rated it it was amazing. Great wee book! Sharon Owens writes brilliantly believable characters! Its a real novelty for me 2 find an Northern Irish author and I find it so fun reading about places I know. I was particularly excited in this book when it mentioned the place where I live and the building where I work! Mar 19, Theresa rated it really liked it. The Tea House on Mulberry Street gets four stars from me not because it's great literature but because I found, after a somewhat slow start, that I really enjoyed it and wanted to know what happens to each of the characters.
I also found myself wondering what other books Sharon Owens has written, and that's usually a good sign I've enjoyed an author. Owens' writing has a bit of Maeve Binchy about it, which I count as a compliment. Anyone who has happily read Maeve Binchy might at least try Sharo The Tea House on Mulberry Street gets four stars from me not because it's great literature but because I found, after a somewhat slow start, that I really enjoyed it and wanted to know what happens to each of the characters.
Anyone who has happily read Maeve Binchy might at least try Sharon Owens, and draw your own conclusions. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Long, rambling, not very positive review thing follows.