Book Tour & GIVEAWAY: ‘The Color of Tea’ by Hannah Tunnicliffe

The Color of Tea

by Hannah Tunnicliffe


Pub. Date:   June 5, 2012

Book received from: Publisher via TLC Book Tours



Genre:  Adult Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction

Cover:  Eye-catching and delicious-looking

Characters:  Fell flat

Worth the read?  Not really

Tagline: A luscious novel of longing, passion, and afternoon tea


Grace Miller is facing a troubled marriage and is coming to terms with her infertility, when she decides to embark on a personal journey to discover more about herself and what she really wants out of her life.  She ends up in Macau, China and opens a café- baking up delicious concoctions to complement the journey she is on.  What she finds there is more than she could have imagined.

The Color of Tea did not really impress me much, unfortunately.  The characters did not resonate, and  Grace was somewhat tedious to follow at times as she focused on all the wrong things.  I imagine many would identify with her a bit more than I did, based on personal life situations.  However, I felt that the story was supposed to be something to savor, but I just could not palate much more by the end- which was predictable at best.   I also felt that there could have been much more done with the cultural influences of China, which would have created a much more in-depth read.

With such a yummy cover and mouth-watering pastry descriptions, Tunnicliffe should have focused a bit more on character development and storyline, rather than relying on winning over our taste buds.  The Color of Tea is perhaps best described as a less seasoned version of Chocolat or Eat, Pray, Love– which, does not mean to pass it by, but merely read as an appetizer to the world of foodie fiction.




Scribner has generously offered a copy of ‘The Color of Tea’ for one lucky reader.  To be entered, simply comment below & tell me what is your favorite pastry, with your e-mail address in the comment.   
Must be at least 17-years-old and live in the US/CAN.  I will pick a winner by random July 30, 2012.



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‘The Color of Tea’ can be purchased at, as well as your local independent bookseller.

For more about Hannah Tunnicliffe, go to her website here.


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