High Tea

High Tea By SandraHarper, High Tea Magpie s Tearoom is a cozy haven in bustling L A a place for luncheons baby showers or simply hanging out Its owner British expat Margaret Moore relishes traditionbut between a frustrated chef pre
  • Title: High Tea
  • Author: SandraHarper
  • ISBN: 9781416580621
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • High Tea By SandraHarper, Magpie s Tearoom is a cozy haven in bustling L.A a place for luncheons, baby showers, or simply hanging out Its owner, British expat Margaret Moore, relishes traditionbut between a frustrated chef preoccupied with her neglectful producer girlfriend and the tearoom s waitstaff a talented but desperate TV star who hasn t acted since Detective Buck Love went off thMagpie s Tearoom is a cozy haven in bustling L.A a place for luncheons, baby showers, or simply hanging out Its owner, British expat Margaret Moore, relishes traditionbut between a frustrated chef preoccupied with her neglectful producer girlfriend and the tearoom s waitstaff a talented but desperate TV star who hasn t acted since Detective Buck Love went off the air, and a twenty something ing nue who ll do anything to get the part her grandmother s scones begin to feel irrelevant When the critic from Tea Talk announces she is crossing the pond to visit, Margaret attempts to marshal her staff But, being of the thespian variety, they all want to be doing something else Yet despite the high personal drama at hand, the customers still demand their perfectly steeped tea and cucumber sandwiches As Margaret battles pilot season and produce coordinator malfunctions, she begins to lose her will to live L.A But can her L.A neighborhood do without her tearoom In this delightful debut novel with delicious recipes thrown in, Sandra Harper creates a hilarious world where Earl Grey and watercress make a meal, buttering the scones may get you scolded, and nobody does eggs any Warm up the kettle and pull up a seat you don t want to miss High Tea
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    1. SandraHarper

      Sandra Harper is the author of Over the Holidays High Tea and the play Magpie s Tearoom She has written a cooking column for SKIRT The best job she ever had was working at the Cook s Library on 3rd Street in Los Angeles Read the first chapter of her new novel, The Chicken Painting at sandraharperShe is co writing a memoir, From Rags To Rigatoni with Madelyn Alfano, owner of Maria s Italian Kitchens in Southern California Madelyn is a past president of NAWBO National Association of Women s Business Owners and a commentator on CNBC.

    127 thoughts on “High Tea”

    1. i read Sandra Harper s High Tea for Book Club I have to say that I thought the book cover was adorable, and the idea was good I mean, who wouldn t love a quaint little tea room to cozy up in with a good cuppa and book Well, it took me about four eves to get through this book double the amt of time it should have Reason being.I just didn t care The writing was very amateur Very choppy Nothing about the charactors was likeable We tried to think of a book to compare this one to and couldn t And tha [...]


    2. This book was a quick read, and was pretty fluffy There s not a lot of depth here, though most of the characters are likeable to some degree I liked that the synopsis on the back cover didn t completely give away the story and that it wasn t totally predictable I didn t like how the author changes from character to character as a narrator It often wasn t done in any clear way and was kind of hard to follow who was thinking what, etc There are even some thought comments from extremely minor chara [...]


    3. Sandra Harper s High Tea looks to be a light, savory little chick lit novel and I guess, if I were feeling vapid and ridiculous, I might have enjoyed it I read Harper s Over The Holidays last December and thought it was fun, though it was badly stricken with Too Many Characters itis This one suffered the same illness too many characters and far too many storylines resulted in my total ambivalence about everyone in this quick read.Margaret is our main character and, as such, we get the most of h [...]


    4. Really 3.5 starsBlurb from BookMagpie s Tearoom is a cozy haven in bustling L.A a place for luncheons, baby showers, or simply hanging out Its owner, British expat Margaret Moore, relishes traditionbut between a frustrated chef preoccupied with her neglectful producer girlfriend and the tearoom s waitstaff a talented but desperate TV star who hasn t acted since Detective Buck Love went off the air, and a twenty something ing nue who ll do anything to get the part her grandmother s scones begin t [...]


    5. I picked this book up in the LA section of the Silverlake library because it was a written in the last few years, b by a woman, and c to form a greater appreciation of my current neighborhood, which straddles the trendy trinity of Los Feliz, Silverlake and Atwater Village I have to say for a hunk of chick lit entertaining a variety of women pursuing their dreams, while working together in a tea room, isn t my ideal cup of tea, this one was good I suppose the greatest challenge for this book to r [...]


    6. I tried really hard to like this book I found half way through that I just didn t care I didn t care about the story I didn t care about the characters I had trouble enough remembering who everybody was This was a miss for me I had to actually force myself to sit down and read it.


    7. A fun, light and easy book If you know me, you know why this book would appeal to me 1 the main character s name is Margaret, 2 she s British, 3 I lived in the L.A area for over 25 years and 4 when I visit my sister in L.A we often go to tearooms So it was perfect really I loved that Margaret is an older lady no, I m not as old as her, lol who had to make some life choices and didn t know what to do I liked her perfectionism at first but willingness to change later I liked that she didn t buy in [...]


    8. I have to admit, I picked up this book for two reasons 1 the main character is an English ex pat, and 2 the Maltese on the front looks very similar to mine Shallow reasons admittedly, but it was a cute book Easy to read, light on the doom and gloom Unfortunately, I really disliked most of the characters and there aren t that many from the start, and the rest of the book did not change my feelings I liked the main character, and found her understandable but I really wasn t interested in Clarissa [...]


    9. This book was something of an anomaly for me contemporary fiction, with no fantasy or historical element Strange But when I spotted it in the bookstore I was immediately suckered in by the adorable cover, and the promise of one of my very favorite things in the world TEA It turned out to be a very pleasant read Likable characters, great food I want to try the coffee cake recipe , the prerequisite beverage of choice, and even a bit of antiquing thrown in always a bonus Good stuff Recommended


    10. I was hoping for a book about the contrasts of a very old fashioned quaint tea shop versus the bustling life of Santa Monica but instead I got the same narrow minded view most writers who are clearly not native Angelenos who are not immersed in the Hollywood Actor life It was a quick and easy read, finished within a night or two but it was not satisfying to say the least I found myself wishing the writer would focus on the main character of Margaret than the airheaded actors and actresses she [...]


    11. When I first picked this book up I thought the cover was really cute pink I never really go for novels that look like that but then I was also looking for something different from what I usually read I think the cover is a bit decieveing For me this book had too many characters I wish the writer would have concentrated on the life of Margaret Moore and her Tearoom at Magpie s instead of the airheaded actresses and actors that surrounded her I really did try to like this book but there were way [...]


    12. Yet again, another condescending book cover This was a stort and amusing book Recommend it to those who want a fun, yet shallow, easy, read Wish it focused on the visitors of the Tearoom like an episode of Cheers than on the employees Liked how honest the story was about finding work acting in L.A.


    13. Given the title and the setting, I was hoping that this would be better than it turned out to be Instead it was boring, predictable, and flat Like a cup of tea made with Liptons Blah To read the longer review, please go here epinions review Book_H


    14. A very shallow, plot driven story Easy read.The most interesting part, and in my opinion what the book should have primarily focused on, was Margaret s travels back to England and dealing with the life she had, the life she has, and the life she longs for Would have made a much interesting and worthwhile endeavor.


    15. Superficial and shallow I love sitting down with a hot cup of tea and a good book I love the idea of high tea, and a tea room So relaxing, the atmosphere, the escape This book was not thought out, horrible characters, and no depth what so ever Anything but relaxing and enjoyable.


    16. This was a very quick read It was alright this book takes place in Los Angeles so of course there was a mention of the company I work for I always find that odd for some reason whenever my reality and my book worlds collide


    17. A solid 3.5 A nice, light read with a host of likable characters The characters showed a little depth than most chick lit novels and the plot didn t unfold in a completely predictable way I liked the happy endings for most of the characters isn t that what light is all about


    18. I have a feeling that I d like this book anyway even if I didn t like the idea of a cozy English tearoom, but I do, hence the 3 star rating Nothing moving whatsoever plot wise, but reading it wasn t such a waste of time.


    19. No great literature going on here, nothing that makes you say Hmm, as you close the cover on the last page, just a readable book Includes some typical LA characterizations Not a complete waste of time.


    20. It was an easy read with a nice story It took place over a long period of time without being tedious to read and that it contains the recipes for food and drink that s mentioned in the novel is nice.











    21. I wanted to open my own tea business after reading this novel I totally loved it A great summer, girly book that s so LA This is one that should be turned into a movie.


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