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The Color of Tea By Hannah Tunnicliffe,

  • Title: The Color of Tea
  • Author: Hannah Tunnicliffe
  • ISBN: 9781451682823
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • An exciting debut novel set in the exotic, bustling streets of coastal China a woman whose life is restored when she opens a small caf and gains the courage to trust what s in her heart.Macau the bulbous nose of China, a peninsula and two islands strung together like a three bead necklace It was time to find a life for myself To make something out of nothing The end oAn exciting debut novel set in the exotic, bustling streets of coastal China a woman whose life is restored when she opens a small caf and gains the courage to trust what s in her heart.Macau the bulbous nose of China, a peninsula and two islands strung together like a three bead necklace It was time to find a life for myself To make something out of nothing The end of hope and the beginning of it too After moving with her husband to the tiny, bustling island of Macau, Grace Miller finds herself a stranger in a foreign land a lone redhead towering above the crowd on the busy Chinese streets As she is forced to confront the devastating news of her infertility, Grace s marriage is fraying and her dreams of family have been shattered She resolves to do something bold, something her impetuous mother would do, and she turns to what she loves baking and the pleasure of afternoon tea.Grace opens a caf where she serves tea, coffee, and macarons the delectable, delicate French cookies colored like precious stones to the women of Macau There, among fellow expatriates and locals alike, Grace carves out a new definition of home and family But when her marriage reaches a crisis, secrets Grace thought she had buried long ago rise to the surface Grace realizes it s now or never to lay old ghosts to rest and to begin to trust herself With each mug of coffee brewed, each cup of tea steeped and macaron baked, Grace comes to learn that strength can be gleaned from the unlikeliest of places.A delicious, melt in your mouth novel featuring the sweet pleasures of French pastries and the exotic scents and sights of China, The Color of Tea is a scrumptious story of love, friendship and renewal.
    The Color of Tea An exciting debut novel set in the exotic bustling streets of coastal China a woman whose life is restored when she opens a small caf and gains the courage to trust what s in her heart Macau the bulb

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    1. I confess I generally cut debut novels quite a lot of slack, because the writers are first time authors and really shouldn t be judged on the same scale as veteran ones, who ve learned the pitfalls to avoid WIth that caveat, I upped The Color of Tea to two stars I actually didn t like it, but it had two things going for it the story made me care for the protagonist and the setting of Macau for this novel was genuinely evocative.The story surrounds middle aged Grace Miller who finds herself with [...]

    2. Note to cover designer If the main character is a redhead, please use a red headed model Or did you not read the book or even the back blurb This is the book for you if you enjoy endless introspection I do not When the character finally bothered herself to do something and decided to open a cafe, we were robbed of her actually doing it Two pages later, it s open I enjoy rooting for a character If you take away their struggles, what s to root for The same amount of two pages is also devoted to he [...]

    3. When it comes to tea, I m all about it, and that includes books There is something familiar about tea that makes it so appealing around the world I enjoyed this book Set in Macau with a diverse populace for a Chinese island, the story weaves the lives of Grace barren wife with a rocky marriage with a small cadre of women who change her into the secure and confidant woman she becomes Her cafe brings these women together with macarons and tea a match made in heaven The characters are well construc [...]

    4. I found this book bland and clicheda crush on a French man, a saucy Chinese fortune teller, letters numerous to a dead mother and the inevitable triumph over circumstance were far less interesting than the macaroon recipes and cups of tea.I didn t hate this, but two days later I could no longer recall the main character s name.When someone asked me what it was about I said, something about biscuits.

    5. When I start reading a new book there are a couple of things that have to happen in order for me to one start reading the book, and two continue reading the book The cover of the book is not always important for me but I do love a cover that captures my eye and I sit back and say oh now that s a beautiful cover but sometimes I find a cover of a book so beautiful or interesting it can be the only reason I get it and happy I did because it turns out it was an amazing book, but, sometimes that also [...]

    6. This story pulled on my heartstrings big time It made me laugh and cry all at the same time This story is completely Grace s, but she has the help of some amazing secondary characters A writer who can make the reader appreciate even the smallest characters is getting their job done There are in fact too many secondary characters for me to name, but they are the icing on top of the cake in this story Even though I love and came to admire Grace, her story would still not be the same without charac [...]

    7. The Colour of Tea is one of the best novels I have ever read It s incredibly realistic and the character of Grace Miller is one of those who after 5 pages you are already rooting for her Hannah Tunnicliffe is so expressive with her language description one of my favorite s is when the colour of a baby s eyes are described as oolong The black orange creamy Chinese tea It is bittersweet at times because Grace never got to say goodbye to her mother before she passed away and her mother and her were [...]

    8. I think the author got paid a bonus each time she used the word macaron Not only was I tired of hearing about macarons in every other sentence, I wasn t impressed with the writing style The main character is unsympathetic and the other characters aren t well developed The plot is unbelievable and wraps up too neatly in the end.Can t recommend this one.

    9. 3.5 Foodie fiction in China Yes, please I was very excited about this book I love, love, love foodie fiction and I love armchair traveling so this book definitely fit the bill.I loved the setting of the book Macau seems like a sort of glamorous place It has a lot going on and still seems to hold on to its European influence It was a Portuguese settlement back in the day and is now a special administrative district of China, sort of like Hong Kong I loved the exotic ness of the setting Tunnicliff [...]

    10. The Colour of Tea is the first novel by New Zealand born author Hannah Tunnicliffe Set in present day Macau, this novel tells the story of Grace Miller who is trying to come to terms with some devastating news that will change the future she thought she had Her marriage is fraying and she is having difficulty holding her life together Finally, she makes a bold move, something her Mama might have done she opens a small caf , where she serves tea and macarons As it grows in popularity, she encount [...]

    11. I received a copy of The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe through the Giveaway contest.This is the first novel by New Zealand born author Hannah Tunnicliffe.I was very impressed It was well written, and I found myself snuggled up on the sofa this afternoon reading this book.I would classify this novel as a chick lit Set in present day Macau, this novel tells the story of Grace Miller who is trying to come to terms with some terrible news that will change the future she thought she had Her marr [...]

    12. Readers that enjoyed titles such as The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, and even The Secret Life of Bees, are sure to enjoy Tunnicliffe s The Color of Tea The Color of Tea was not what I expected Although the book takes place in Macau, a rarely discussed locale, the story could really have happened anywhereeven in your own hometown You will not find elaborate descriptions of Macau or even the culinary delights that Gracie serves up but what you will find [...]

    13. Grace Miller moves to Macau, an island off the coast of Hong Kong, and realizes that she is totally alone in a strange country It is here that she and her husband Pete are forced to confront and accept the devastating news of her infertility Despite the pain, she shores herself up and decides to use her impetuous mother s lifestyle to do something for herself she opens a caf serving tea, coffee, and macarons It is in Lillian s that both Grace and Pete create a new definition of home and family T [...]

    14. F r Grace bedeutet das Leben in Macao Loslassen und Neubeginn Es wird Zeit f r sie, sich mit ihrem vergeblichen Wunsch schwanger zu werden abzufinden und ihrem Leben einen neuen Sinn zu geben Kurzentschlossen er ffnet sie in Macao ein Caf.Wer bei dem Cover und der Kurzbeschreibung an einen netten, unterhaltsamen Frauenroman denkt, wird schnell eines Besseren belehrt Es ist nicht die heile Welt von Macarons backen und Tee trinken, die ich erwartet habe Hier gibt es handfeste Probleme, die sich du [...]

    15. Ugh Can a book be any cliche Such a maddening and annoying book filled with stereotypical, dysfunctional but somehow supposedly redeemable characters Let s see what annoyed me 1 Macarons take a lot of skill to make People practice extensively to perfect this art So watching a demo once will not suddenly make you a macaron expert who can pump out countless macarons to sustain a successful cafe.2 So somehow this character can open up a cafe in a country where she doesn t speak the language, make m [...]

    16. This book is set in Macau, so ticks the box for China in the 666 for 2016 An Around the World Reading Challenge.I have been sick this weekend so yesterday I hauled myself up in bed with this book that I picked up in a charity shop in Honolulu late last year and lots of fluids.Its a bit chic lit ish, but it also touched on some pretty large issues such as the mistreatment of domestic maids from the Philippians There were a lot of cultures in this one English, French, Australian, Filipino, and Chi [...]

    17. A light read that won t have me raving in a literary sense, however as a fill in or occasional book I was happy to have it on the shelf If you re needing something easy in between heavy books it is a good read It tries to introduce some heavy themes like adultery, mistreatment of foreign workers and bipolar disease to name a few, but doesn t do a whole lot with any of them So the book doesn t get bogged down, but it also doesn t feel like the author has wanted to challenge herself or her readers [...]

    18. I have never tried a macaron, but now I must try one after reading this book, if I can be lucky enough to find this delicate French pastry Yes, France is where Grace first falls in love with the macaron, not to be confused with a chewy, coconut macaroon, as the two are completely different I had to look up the two as I was a little confused about a macaroon and a macaron, plus I had to find the pronunciation, as I was and curious, too, to see if they were two separate pastries I went to to try t [...]

    19. Story Description Scribner June 5, 2012 Trade Paperback ISBN 978 1 4516 8699 9Macau the bulbous nose of China, a peninsula and two islands strung together like a three bead necklace It was time to find a life for myself To make something out of nothing The end of hope and the beginning of it too.After moving with her husband to the tiny, bustling city of Macau, Grace Miller finds herself a stranger in a foreign land a lone redhead towering above the crowd on the busy Chinese streets As she is fo [...]

    20. I purchased this book because I needed something to read at work to keep me from going insane I work in a call center Mostly I picked it because I liked the cover Also, the story seemed decent and it was 40% off the cover price.First and foremost, this is a girly book If you don t like girly books, you wont like it I happen to like girly books, esspecially ones that aren t all about getting a man If that s what you re looking for, this is it.I found the quality of the writing itself was fantasti [...]

    21. I pulled The Color of Tea off the new arrivals shelf at the library during a quick scan before catching up with my son in the children s section The lovely front cover caught my eye first, and then words like Macau and caf and macarons jumped out at me from the back cover, making me think this might be an enjoyable read for one of the last weeks of summer I hardly expected a random pick to turn out to be such a wonderful excursion, not only to a foreign land, but into the human heart as well.Gra [...]

    22. The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe was intriguing to me Grace, the main character is reeling after years of an infertility struggle I read another review of this novel and had to laugh when she is described as middle aged although she is only in her thirties Living abroad on Macau and trying to come to terms with her Mother s passing and searching for an identity as a partner to her successful husband, she opens a small cafe baking divine French pastries called macarons While a link to recip [...]

    23. 3.5 The overall plot was fairly predictable however, it was intriguing to get a look at a region Macau that before delving into the book wasn t even vaguely familiar to me What lured me to The Color of Tea in the first place was the book title and the French English title of each new chapter 27 in all with corresponding descriptions of macarons Who doesn t love macarons Coming up with 27 flavor filled depictions was itself a worthy read Within the story is the undercurrent of a mother daughter r [...]

    24. Contrived, trite, one dimensional and predictable Who didn t know that Grace would end up with the just pregnant Gigi s baby when she was introduced I thought at least the book would have about macarons, but basically all I got was the menu style description after the title of each chapter And the mama letters, please We know she s got some psychological problems, but we have to wait till the penultimate chapter to find out what the deal is with her It was a heavy handed way to give Grace some [...]

    25. Although my rating is somewhere between 2 and 3, I actually enjoyed the book a lot It was a quick read and somewhat interesting I just don t think it s a GREAT book But not being great didn t change that I liked reading it and know exactly which friend is going to receive my copy The descriptions of French style macaron cookies will be appreciated by any food lover Just reading the name of the featured flavor at the start of each chapter made me want to spend my days strolling through Paris and [...]

    26. Ja, es ist kitschig Aber das hab ich erwartet L sst sich gut lesen, obwohl mir die Ich Erz hlerin teilweise recht unsympathisch ist Eigentlich bin ich gar nicht so ein Fan dieser franz sischen Macarons, aber beim n chsten Paristrip werde ich dann doch mal wieder einige mit ganz neuen Augen probieren Nett w re es gewesen, wenn es noch ein einfaches Macaron Rezept im Buch gegeben h tte, oder vielleicht Bezugsquellen, wo man die Dinger online kaufen kann Naja, muss ich halt selber googlen

    27. I won this book on I thought the book started out slow and I wasn t really into it Then it became interesting and I began to care about the characters nd what happened to them I also began to understand them better At first Grace irritated me with the attitude she had about everything, but as I read I began to see why she was acting like that I thought it was interesting how she used cooking macarons to express feeing and emotions They also sounded delicious to eat I was very pleased with the [...]

    28. Can not go on with this The scenario behind this was promising but I can barely keep my eyes open trying to read this.

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