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The colour of tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe

The colour of tea (edition 2011)

by Hannah Tunnicliffe

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Title:The colour of tea
Authors:Hannah Tunnicliffe
Info:Sydney : Pan Macmillan, 2011, 2012.
Collections:Read in 2013, Your library
Tags:fiction, women, cross cultural, food, love, chick lit, Asia, friendship, Australian Author, mothers

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The Color of Tea: A Novel by Hannah Tunnicliffe



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A book about Macau, marriage and macarons.

Nice story, nice enough to make me go look for macaron recipes. ( )
  SabinaE | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was a sweet holiday read about enduring friendship, change, acceptance and finding your place in the world. With believable characters, touching moments and descriptive passages, I could almost taste the different macaroons and feel the atmosphere in the cafe, and Macau itself. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book. It was just so enjoyable and made me want to drink tea and eat macarons. I have tried to find macarons in a bakery since I finished the book but I think I will have to try to make them myself.
I loved the story of how Grace saved herself and her marriage by starting her tea and macaron shop. The friendships gained and the the strength she developed was inspiring. ( )
  TeaGirl43 | Jul 11, 2013 |
The book had its ups and downs for me, but overall I found it to be an enjoyable read. The book started off slow for me, although I did like the look at Macau, and the author's examination of the culture. I would have loved to see this in more detail, but the important part of the story was how Grace tries to find herself in the community - which was incredibly well down. I think the author, for the most part wrote that aspect of Grace incredibly well. For the most part I found it to be natural and realistic as she slowly builds her cafe and works with the members from the community, despite language and culture barriers and forms friendships with them. My favourite parts of the book was usually when she was in the cafe trying to connect to those around her. I felt there were a few times that it was a little far-fetched on how it all played out but, for the most part, I think it was well done. I also really enjoyed the recurring themes if identity and friendship throughout the book.

The characterization was my biggest issue with the book. I found them hard to connect to, especially Grace. I found her development (and many of the other characters) to be a little forced at times. The story was very strong, but I think the characters in it needed more shaping, to bring the stories strength out more. I also didn't like Grace's personal turmoil with her mother - it does help shape Grace and who her character was, but I began to get bored with it and felt it was repetitive.

I did enjoy the ending, some may find it a little too picture perfect, but for the most part, I think it added to the themes of friendships and identity throughout the book and the strength of those friendships no matter where a person lives. It wasn't the perfect book for me, but it was a nice, light and enjoyable read.

Also on my book review blog Jules' Book Reviews - The Color of Tea ( )
  bookwormjules | Feb 17, 2013 |
Macau is a former Portuguese colony and is now a special administrative region of China and a hub of gambling and more. The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe is a woman’s journey into a strange land and the time of her life as she trails behind her husband, and their dreams of a new life change drastically.

Grace Miller is a woman who has lost her dream and builds another with tea and French pastries. With the help of Leon, a French chef, Grace learns to make macarons and she opens a cafe, breathing new life into her days. Although she doesn’t know Portuguese, Cantonese, or Mandarin, she finds the strength to become a businesswoman with little help from her husband, Pete. She finds a new strength in her situation as she creates new kinds of macarons, serves coffee and tea, and provides a community with a little hope and connection.

Read the full review: http://savvyverseandwit.com/2012/08/the-color-of-tea-by-hannah-tunnicliffe.html ( )
  sagustocox | Aug 6, 2012 |
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"An exciting debut novel set in the exotic, bustling streets of Macau, China about a woman whose life is restored when she opens a small cafe forms unlikely friendships, and gains the eventually the courage to trust what's in her heart"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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