This is another cute, sweet book in the Dove Pond series. In this story, Ava Dove, 6th of 7 Dove daughters and owner of a landscaping and gourmet tea business is suffering trouble with three teas she made for her regular customers, just before the grand opening of her new tea shop. Frantic to solve the problem, and with growing blows to her reputation and canceled orders, Ava isolates herself and scrambles to fix the problem.
Kristen, a young teenager who recently lost her mom and who works part-time for Ava, jumps in to help. She’ll do anything to avoid Ellen, the cold-as-ice grandmother she barely knows who is determined to move her away from Dove Pond. The demanding and judgmental Ellen is trying to connect to Kristen, but can’t get out of her own way and pushes her further and further away.
Just as Ava solves the mystery of the tea and Ellen and Kristen make a breakthrough, a dark long-hidden secret of Ava’s is exposed and not only her business reputation, but her family ties, are threatened. But, of course, this is a feel good, heartwarming book series of growth and forgiveness, so of course it all works out in the end. Even knowing everything will turn out for the best, it’s still a nice read to see how the author gets there.
I was give a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Gallery Books. All opinions are my own.