Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Game of Scones

SUMMARY
 A story of icing and flour…and how love doesn’t always go to plan!

Growing up, Pippa Pattinson’s summers were spent in the idyllic Greek island fishing village of Taxos. There she spent many long hazy days determinedly ignoring thoughts of the life her parents had mapped out for her (a dreary-but-secure banking job and obligatory sensible husband!) Instead she daydreamed of running her own tea shop – serving the perfect scones –with mocha-eyed childhood friend Niko by her side…

Arriving back in Taxos for the first time in years, with suave boyfriend Henrik, Pippa barely recognizes the tired little town – but is relieved to catch glimpses of the quaint, charming village she’s always loved. Together Niko and Pippa put together a proposal to save Taxos from tourist-tastic ruin, and at the heart of their plan is Pippa’s dream project - The Tastiest Little Tea Shop in Taxos. It’s time for Pippa to leave her London life behind and dust off her scone recipe that’s guaranteed to win over both locals and visitors. And amidst the rolling pins and raisins, it seems romance is blossoming where she’s least expecting it…

If you’re a fan of Lindsey Kelk or Lucy Diamond then don’t hesitate to step into Samantha Tonge’s truly delightful tea shop.


MY REVIEW 

Sassy and sexy romance with a side mystery along the way!  Pippa leaves to go on vacation with her amazing boyfriend Henrik, to her families summer vacation getaway, Taxos.  She had always loved her time there, daydreaming of what her future would entail.  Her presence was also enjoyed by close friend Niko, who called the Greek Island of Taxos home year round.  

Pippa had not been back to the island in years, she was a little saddened by the appearance of the town, a little run down and somewhat forgotten by tourists.  Then she sees him...it's been quite some time but she could never forgot that face...Niko.

Niko, Pippa and the rest of the town are on a mission to save their beloved Taxos.  Pippa would like to revitalize the businesses as well as start her dream job - A little teashop that serves what else, scones!  Pippa entices everyone with her tasty creations in so many different mouth watering varieties!  Heaven in every bite!

Then word spreads that the town might take a turn for the worst and become a tourist trap!  Pippa and Niko are bound and determined to not let that happen!  Can they save their little slice of heaven or is it too late for Taxos?

Romance and mystery awaits you at every corner!  Samantha will not let you down! 


 WINE SELECTION
I would pair this piece with Greek Muscat.  What better way to eat scones and an enjoy the view?  



MY RATING 
I would rate this lovely story - 5 glasses of wine ( I never wanted the story to end or the wine for that matter!)