Friday, 30 January 2015

♥ That Part Was True || Tea Time Review ♥

When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson's colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love life and Eve's tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from behind the veils of semi-anonymity and distance, wise and increasingly affectionate counsel to the other, they both begin to confront their problems and plan a celebratory meeting in Paris--a meeting that Eve fears can never happen.

What i got from this book, was not what i expected in the slightest. I was expecting a typical chick lit romance, what i got was a real story. A story about two people finding peace with themselves at a time when they need it most. It was beautiful, and elegant and wow'ed me. 

We meet Eve & Jackson, Eve on a whim sends a letter to Jackson praising a scene in his book, what ensues is a story of letters between the pair, whilst the story of the pairs lives continues to be told by duel narrative, chapter to chapter it can change from whos view we see. 

Its a slow story, you are in it for the long haul, but that worked - it meant we built up relationships with the characters we learnt their quirks, and issues. It was sweet and lovely and in parts it was more about what wasnt said , than what was. Overall this was a perfect sweet read with some fab recipes!


Deborah McKinlay has published half a dozen non-fiction titles in the UK, and her books have been translated into numerous languages. Her work has appeared in British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. She lives in South West England. The View from Here is her first novel.


  1. That Part was True sounds really good Em, and I love that it was more.

  2. Sounds like my kind of read. Great review!