Tuesday, 21 April 2015

♥ Game Of Scones || Samantha Tonge || Review ♥

A story of icing and flour…and how love doesn’t always go to plan!

Growing up, Pippa Pattinson’s summers were spent in the idyllic Greek island fishing village of Taxos. There she spent many long hazy days determinedly ignoring thoughts of the life her parents had mapped out for her (a dreary-but-secure banking job and obligatory sensible husband!) Instead she daydreamed of running her own tea shop – serving the perfect scones –with mocha-eyed childhood friend Niko by her side…

Arriving back in Taxos for the first time in years, with suave boyfriend Henrik, Pippa barely recognises the tired little town – but is relieved to catch glimpses of the quaint, charming village she’s always loved. Together Niko and Pippa put together a proposal to save Taxos from tourist-tastic ruin, and at the heart of their plan is Pippa’s dream project - The Tastiest Little Tea Shop in Taxos. It’s time for Pippa to leave her London life behind and dust off her scone recipe that’s guaranteed to win over both locals and visitors. And amidst the rolling pins and raisins, it seems romance is blossoming where she’s least expecting it…

If you’re a fan of Lindsey Kelk or Lucy Diamond then don’t hesitate to step into Samantha Tonge’s truly delightful tea shop.


Do you ever just see a book and know its going to be good? I do, Game of Scones was one of those, the title drew me in ill admit, as a huge fan of game of thrones, i did giggle at the play on the title. I've made no secret of the fact that i love cafe, beach, restaurant, shop based books usually in a quaint coastal town and this wrapped everything that i love about books like this into one.

We meet Pippa, who is taking time out from her busy London life to set foot back in Taxos the town she frequented as a child as cannot wait to visit all her old haunts, so when she arrives she is shocked that it is nothing like she remembers. Devastated Pippa tries to focus on the positive, i mean her handsome dutch boyfriend is going to propose isnt it? All this mystery meetings with the mayor.
 
When the proposal turns out to be something bigger, something that could affect the whole town  and take away its nature and turn it into a tourist hotspot, Pippa gathers the locals to fight against the corrupt mayor and her hot shot boyfriend.

Game of scones is a heart warming read, its about love, loyalty and following your dreams, that its not too late to chase them.Pippa, is a wonderful leading lady - she strong, she weighs things up and she makes the best scones in the world, seriously im not gonna lie, i was drooling over my kindle, with all the wonderful fresh fruit that was been thrown into them. She is the heart and soul of the story. 

Samantha has created a wonderful town that i want to holiday in, her description is wonderful and some of the best i have come across, this book had remnants of my favourite reads - little beach street bakery and and the beach cafe. 

5/5

Samantha lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and two cats who think they are dogs. Along with writing, her days are spent cycling, willing cakes to rise and avoiding housework. A love of fiction developed as a child, when she was known for reading Enid Blyton books in the bath. A desire to write bubbled away in the background whilst she pursued other careers, including a fun stint working at Disneyland Paris. Formally trained as a linguist, Samantha now likes nothing more than holing herself up in the spare room, in front of the keyboard. Writing romantic comedy novels and short stories for women's magazines is her passion. Her bestselling debut novel, "Doubting Abbey", from CarinaUK Harlequin, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award in 2014. Its fun standalone sequel is From Paris with Love. Mistletoe Mansion is a fun Christmas novel. Her fourth romantic comedy, Game of Scones, is out 2015.

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