• The Seafront Tea Rooms

  • By: Vanessa Greene
  • Narrated by: Fiona Paul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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The Seafront Tea Rooms

By: Vanessa Greene
Narrated by: Fiona Paul
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Publisher's Summary

The Seafront Tea Rooms is a peaceful hideaway, away from the bustle of the seaside, and in this quiet place a group of women find exactly what they've been searching for.

Charismatic journalist Charlotte is on a mission to scope out Britain's best tea rooms. She knows she's found something special in the Seafront Tea Rooms, but is it a secret she should share? Kathryn, a single mother whose only sanctuary is the Seafront, convinces Charlie to keep the place out of her article by agreeing to join her on her search.

Together with another regular, Seraphine, a culture-shocked French au pair with a passion for pastry making, they travel around the country discovering quaint hideaways and hidden gems. But what none of them expects is for their journey to surprise them with discoveries of a different kind....

Full of romance, tea and cake, The Seafront Tea Rooms is a heartwarming tale about the strength found in true friendship.

©2014 Vanessa Greene (P)2015 Oakhill

Critic Reviews

"This heart-warming story of finding new friends is a lovely debut." (Carole Matthews on The Vintage Teacup Club)
"A heartwarming, quintessentially British tale." (Stylist on The Vintage Teacup Club)

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Delightful.

Enjoyed the listen very much. Really well narrated and the story was a pleasure. Now I want to visit lots of tearooms like Letty's!

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From Friends to Family

I loved the tea rooms and the food. The characters were wonderful with real lives. Life is not easy and the book shows how friendships and forgiveness will make life better. A light hearted book, not too heavy and better than TV!

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A mixed bag!

I generally enjoyed this and was glad to find some surprises here. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, it would take an unexpected turn. For example, a husband who I’d often working late and on weekends must be cheating, right? Not exactly.

I did find two details extremely disappointing. First, the predominance of the assumption that making sacrifices and compromises for a relationship falls
To the woman. Second, the solution to a dog chewing your shoe is not to relegate him to an outdoor kennel. Get the poor dog some loving training…and put your damn shoes away!

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Food and Friendship. What a lovely combination.

This was my first book written by Vanessa Greene. I truly enjoy this book. I loved each individual character developed throughout the story, and how food brought these women turned friends together .

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nice sweet book

lovely story about the friendship between three women. some interesting surprises! and lots of cakes!!!!

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Boring ugh

First time I have ever given up on a fiction audio book, blah. Blah, blah sounded like whining immature drivel.

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great performance

Nice book to listen. Fiona Paul is the Lady of Many Voices. She is perfect!

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  • Claire
  • 08-10-21

Lovely Light Read

'The Seafront Tea Rooms' by Vanessa Greene.
Genre: Romance & Domestic fiction.

About The Book: Three women from different backgrounds and lifestyles come together via a traditional British Seaside. Charlie (Journalist) is completing an article on afternoon teas in the area and her two new friends support her by tasting a variety of delicious treats. This novel interlinks these three female's life and shows how friendship can have the power change lives.

My Review: This novel is beautifully written. A great balance of show and tell, and no over description. This is a lovely light read which will bring you plenty of smiles and will make you hungry for delicious cakes. Yet, it has realistic life events and shows awareness of some important topics such as bereavement.
The Scarborough seaside setting is wonderfully described. In addition, the main characters are very likeable and are multidimensional.

As well as the three main female characters, the author discussed several other characters in depth. I found this confusing at times and I would have preferred more focus on the three main characters.

Triggers - Loss of a parent.

This is a lovely light read and I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys similar genres.

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  • Debra
  • 04-14-16

Loved it and a big fan of Scarborough

Very pleasant story liked the articles they were writing ideas. Wish the cafe was real would have loved to have gone there. Though at least I have had afternoon tea in both Betty's and Fortnum and Masons.

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  • Janet Richardson
  • 03-16-16

Good book

Really enjoyed the book - never got tired of it - good story line - just right all round.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-17-16

excellent

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. each character was totally believable. Sorry it finished. look forward to the next one