A Marriage in Middlebury

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A Marriage in Middlebury

One decision changed both their lives . . . but will love win in the end? Charlotte Rose Hill enjoys a comfortable life serving up country delicacies, uniquely blended teas, and matchmaking advice for her quirky, devoted customers. The only thing lacking is someone to share it with. At eighteen she denied Sam Wilder’s marriage proposal after his family convinced her to walk away from their relationship. They both moved on . . . or so she thought. When Sam walks back into her life more than a decade later, Charlotte is surprised that her heart still quickens. But is it because of his presence? Or because of the presence of Sam’s new fiancée? A second chance at love doesn’t happen often, but their past may keep them apart. Is it too late for Sam and Charlotte?

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Reviews

  • Great Book…I would recommend it to everyone. It had a great message. I think I’ll be reading this one again.

  • This book was so wittingly cute and such a fun nice read I enjoyed it immensely.

    I love a book where the side characters are given as much care and attention as the main characters. And that is what you get in A Marriage in Middlebury.

  • Be ready for a quick, and sweet story, great for a nice Winter read.

  • I liked this book! It was a very nice, sweet, cute romance without all the sex! I liked all the characters, good character development. And I liked the setting – a tea room, perfect! I wanted to go there. There was also a few twists and a little suspense.
    I have been watching “Cedar Cove” on TV (the series based on the books by Debbie Macomber) and this book reminded me very much of that. It had the same feel to it.

  • Everyone has a plan for their lives, but often times a decision we make, or a decision made for us sets us on a new path. Higman’s story of forgiveness in “A Marriage in Middlebury,” follows a young couple torn apart from a forced decision, and how their lives move forward on separate paths, only to reconnect many years later.

  • A Marriage in Middlebury is wonderful and I fell in love with this town, it’s people, and each story within it. I sooo appreciated the way the relationship with Charlotte and Sam’s Father was written. I don’t want to “spoil” it for anyone, but suffice to say, I am so glad that Charlotte was able to see the truth and to offer forgiveness despite what was given to her.

  • I really found this book enjoyable! It was an easy read that I got into right from the very beginning! The characters were great, but I also fell in love with Middlebury and wished I could go for a visit to Charlotte’s shop for a cup of her specially blended tea! I think I would be a regular there!?!

  • In A Marriage In Middlebury, Author Anita Higman weaves a charming tale of long lost love, choices made, and second chances.

    With a mixture of romance, secrets and betrayals interwoven within the storyline, the reader follows Charlotte and Sam’s story as it unfolds with an abundance of twists and turns, and a dose of life lessons about forgiveness, acceptance and second chances. This is a finely crafted story with engaging characters who feel like friends, and dialogue / interactions that are interwoven with drama and humor.

    A Marriage in Middlebury is a truly heartwarming Christian romance story that could only be created in the signature style of the truly gifted author Anita Higman.

  • The newest book from Anita Higman, A Marriage in Middlebury is a great book to have on your “to-read” list. With a mix of romance, mystery, and suspense, this book is hard to stop once you start! It is a great read…perfect for a cozy fire-side evening of reading.

  • I really love this story, its filled with a bit of suspense, romance and will make you laugh just a little too. I love the way Anita makes all the characters stories fit together. Everyone of them matters and Charlotte’s caring heart and cups of tea soothes each of their lives.

  • Perfect book to snuggle up with on a Cold winter’s Night. A heartwarming story that will have you turning the pages till the very end.

  • Reading this fine piece of fiction makes me wish with all my heart that Higman is planning to continue writing and making this a series – I mean how hard could it be? This is the perfect book to read on a lazy weekend afternoon with your favorite cup of tea, a fuzzy blanket and plenty of time. You won’t want to put it down.

  • What a sweet romance novel Anita Higman has come up with in her book “A Marriage in Middlebury”. I enjoy Christian romance if it is well-written and not too cheesy, and I would recommend Higman’s novel to most anyone who enjoys this genre. It covers the spectrum of star-crossed lovers, a happy ending, comedy, and characters who are not irritating. In my mind, that’s a good book.

    You will like these characters who are charming and live in a great little town. You will feel emotional when you find out the background of Charlotte and Sam, who missed an opportunity to wed decades ago when they were in love. And it sounds to me like this is just the first in a series? I’d hop on board to continue reading about these characters.

  • Slow It Down says:

    Here is a book where you should settle in front of a cozy fire and just read. A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman is a touching story filled with compassion, forgiveness, and tea. I love that tea is a central figure in this story. It’s unusual but helps create and define Charlotte’s character. For me this story was a surprise and a welcome read during a busy week.

  • I absolutely LOVE this heart warming story. I can picture the quaint Rose Hill Tea Cottage where the town’s residents gather for more than just a cup of tea. It’s a place where people can find comfort in the out pouring of their hearts and souls and Charlotte is the perfect person to help them in any way she can. This one hands down wins a 5 out of 5 stars in my book and is one to be enjoyed over some butter cookies, a cup of your favorite blend of hot tea and a cozy place to cuddle up for a great novel. I can’t wait to see if Anita expands this into a whole series, since the people you come to love and know in the book have their own stories to share.

  • Throughout the narrative portions of the book, Higman’s writing is conversational and sparkles with humor. The dialog, on the other hand, feels forced and unrealistic.

  • With a unique plot that has several unexpected twists, secrets from the past that are unearthed, various lovable yet quirky characters, and more than one romance, “A Marriage in Middlebury” has everything needed for a perfect romantic novel. It is a story of second chances as well as learning to place your trust in the Lord regardless of your circumstances. It is a heartwarming story in which everything turns out just right by its end.

  • even though the cover may look boring this book iasn’t disappointing.

  • Anita Higman has written another delightful book. I loved visiting Middlebury and wish it were an actual town that I could visit, especially Charlotte’s tea room. What a charming place to spend a morning with a friend… Charlotte’s sweet personality and desire to show God’s love and kindness to everyone she encounters is a beautiful reminder of how we should all live.

  • Anita Higman is a great author, I enjoy how she writes in a very visual way. She makes the reader feel like they are there. This book started off good, I love that Charlotte makes her own tea for her tea room. The community of Middlebury is fun, I liked this setting. The only thing about this story is it didn’t completely capture my attention. It dragged on for me in the middle, the ending is rather predictable, so it took a lot for me to finish the book. Perhaps this book is just a tad too wordy but the meaning behind the main characters story is great. If you are in the mood for a slower easy going tea read you will like this.

    “I received this book from Lituse for free in exchange for an honest review.”

  • Happy Four says:

    A wonderful book that would be a wonderful series. I look forward to picking up more of Anita’s books and be carried away between the pages.

  • I know when I pick up a book by Anita Higman I will meet fun, quirky yet real characters. The author doesn’t shy away from dealing with difficult topics/issues in her books, and again A Marriage in Middlebury did not disappoint.

  • This was an interesting story with lots of quirky characters who move in and out of the novel. It was an easy read that will tug at your heartstrings. My 12-year-old daughter even liked it.

  • A Marriage in Middlebury is delightful and I fell in love with the town, it’s people, and their stories. I commend the way Anita revealed Mr. Wilder’s reasons for preventing Sam and Charlotte from marrying, although I wholeheartedly disagreed with him. I won’t ruin the story for you, but, I was happy that Charlotte was able to see the truth and forgive him despite her heartbreak.

  • A book full of romance and secrets, a perfect combination!

  • A MARRIAGE IN MIDDLEBURY is a great story. Kind of slow starting, it never does pick up the pace. But it is a sleepy small town comfortable sort of book, perfect to pick up when you are totally stressed and need a quiet sort of book to bring the blood pressure down. It works like a charm.

    I loved Sam’s quiet, sure, steadfast personality, but was a bit sad that he was prepared to ruin lives by being so honorable. Which isn’t a bad thing, it just sounds that way. I did NOT like his fiancée. She was way needy. I loved the way it played out in the romance department though, and all the characters did some growing up. Multiple romances (at least three, but I might have lost count) are included in this book, with more points of view than the average romance. Well done. Recommended.

  • …I loved Sam’s quiet, sure, steadfast personality, but was a bit sad that he was prepared to ruin lives by being so honorable. Which isn’t a bad thing, it just sounds that way. I did NOT like his fiancée. She was way needy. I loved the way it played out in the romance department though, and all the characters did some growing up. Multiple romances (at least three, but I might have lost count) are included in this book, with more points of view than the average romance. Well done. Recommended.

  • Audiences will be richly rewarded when taking time to curl up with the latest fictional work presented to us by Anita Higman. Personally, I cannot wait to see what she cranks out next not just to entertain her readers, but touch their hearts as well! Grab a couple copies and give them as presents this holiday season, the story goes well with your favorite blend of tea!

  • I fell in love with the town of Middlebury and the characters. This was a quick and easy read. I am not a tea drinker, however this book made me want to join the residents of Middlebury at Charlotte’s tea shop with the rest of the residence.

    I highly recommend this book! Grab your favorite hot beverage and enjoy!

  • This is a story about second chances and the grace-filled moments of life that surprise and delight us. It’s a novel laced with symbolism and homespun humor, and populated by seemingly simple folks with complicated histories. There’s a deathbed confession, and enough scandals and surprises to keep the pages turning. If you enjoy curling up with a cozy tea-shop story with heart and soul, you’ll enjoy this novel.

  • snidbits says:

    I always like books set in a small town. I love how quaint the town is – I secretly want to live in such a place someday 🙂 It didn’t take me long to get pulled into the story, wondering if Charlotte and Sam would have a second chance to be together. I thought all of the characters to be charming – especially quirky Cricket. My heart broke over Obie and his story. And I really liked the final scene being Sam and Charlotte on the bridge – the same place where he proposed ten years before. I finished the book with a smile – my indicator of a good book! Overall, a fun, easy read.

  • A Marriage in Middlebury made me cry at the end, with happiness. I was in love with the town and it’s characters from the first page. I really loved this book and I absolutely believe that anyone who reads it will also love it.

  • This is a classic “the one that got away” story. I love those! A great read to curl up on the couch with during the cool fall weather! I read this book fairly fast, because it was so good! I love the author, and have read several of her books!
    Read more at http://www.hangingoffthewire.com/2013/11/a-marriage-in-middlebury-blog-tour.html#0bUr3beildOfpZuX.99

  • Higman creates a cast of characters you can’t help but love. Humor, struggles, conflict, and romance set in a small town I would like to live in.

  • I really enjoyed this book – the characters are people you’d love to have in your life, and Middlebury is a town I want to move to! Anita Higman does a wonderful job of creating a story that will resonate with her readers, and have them longing for (hopefully) the next novel featuring this sweet little town.

    I highly recommend “A Marriage in Middlebury” for anyone who loves a happily-ever-after story!

  • Imagine that you fall in love, he then proposes but you don’t accept the proposal. Now imagine regreting that choice but choosing to move on with your life and becoming a successful samll business owner.

    Then fast forward 10 years and the love of your life walks into your business and tells you he is back in town because his father is dying. Now picture the next person walking in the door and he introduces you to her and she is his fiancee and they want your help with the wedding. What would you do?

    This is what happens with Charlotte and the love of her life Sam, this heartwarming Christian romance tale has delightful twists and turns so if you believe in true love and second chances this is a must read.

  • Oh my goodness. I loved this book! Really, really, loved it! The setting. The characters. The storyline. I did not want it to end. I would love to see this turned into a series. That is how much I fell in love with the main characters, Sam & Charlotte. A very precious love story set in a small town in Texas. Actually, it was more than just one love story. It was multiple love stories rolled into one. I could just taste the teas at the Rose Cottage Tearoom and Anita Higman’s description of the town was so vivid that I felt like I had stepped inside of it. It is the depth of her characters that I love most though. A Marriage in Middlebury offers up a variety of characters and I fell in love with Charlotte’s tenderness and strong faith in God the most.

  • I liked this book because it reminded me of family responsibilities. Charlotte listened to her family and it cost her the love of her life. However since her love was true her man came back into her life. It is through believing in fate and love that this couple can have a future. Will it work out? Will her family interfere again? I really liked this book. It was cool to think about all of the different teas blending together like two families do when people get married. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.
    – See more at: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-marriage-in-middlebury-by-anita.html#sthash.hR5c3h0R.dpuf

  • By The Book says:

    Overall, A Marriage in Middlebury, is a quick, romantic read and will appeal to those who love character driven stories. I think most fans of clean romance will find much to like in Higman’s novel. There are some strong spiritual themes in this book — forgiveness, grace and freedom through truth — that add a lot to the storyline.

  • Small town life. This book reminded me a lot of the old television show, “The Andy Griffin Show” which was set in the small town of Mayberry. You know everyone and everyone knows you. The same is true of Middlebury. The characters that come alive on these pages make you want to live there with them. There are the past regrets that are interfering with the present and delaying moving into the future. It takes God to heal and give everyone a new start. And of course there is the romance. Charlotte Rose and Sam are really great characters that we fall in love with and feel as though they are friends that we do not want to leave when the book is finished. It would be nice to return to Middlebury with another story that continues the adventures of these special characters.

  • I love that Sam and Charlotte reunite and, although, circumstances don’t seem like they will allow them to be together, the book unravels and it is fun to watch their story and lives come together against all odds!

    This book was well-written and I really enjoyed it!

  • If you love romance, rich characters who make you laugh and cry, and a small community filled with friends, I highly recommend A Marriage in Middlebury. Given we’re close to Christmas, I encourage you to purchase two. One as a gift, and one for you.

  • Oh how I enjoyed A Marriage in Middlebury! It was a love story, but more than just one love story! It was multiple love stories! I just loved Sam and Charlotte! Charlotte had such a strong faith in God. Strong enough to put her own wants aside for the sake of another. She showed true selfless love!

  • Anita Higman is a delight to read! The world she has crafted in Middlebury has a very small town feel…much like Jan Karon’s Mitford books. Everyone sort of knows everyone and everyone has grown up together. Her ability to make the setting and characters come alive on the page is a reading pleasure!

  • A beautiful story…I really love Anita’s writing style and she is one of my favorite authors. Her flawless way of ending chapters makes me not want to put the book down, but just keep reading on and on! Shocks, twists, and over all a love that goes deeper than mere contentment await you in A Marriage in Middlebury…I love how everything entwines into each other to make a big picture showing God’s hand in all things! Quirky characters whom I grew to love made me want to return to Middlebury and learn more about the people! When you pick up a book from Anita you’re gonna get a heart warming love story, filled with excitement, humor, drama, and wonderful unique characters and plots that leave you not wanting to put the book down even after it ends.

  • This was a charming story set in a charming town full of great characters. There are actually three love stories in this book. Charlotte was going to marry Sam when they were 18, but his father didn’t want her to, so she refused him. Almost twenty years later, Sam is back with his fiancée, Audrey. There is a homeless man in town named Justin, who Sam and Audrey hire to work in the greenhouse on Sam’s later father’s estate. As Audrey spends more time with Justin, she finds she has feeling for him. When Meredith, a new friend of Charlotte’s who is in a relationship with the new pastor, send Audrey an old wedding invitation that Charlotte had made, Audrey realizes that Sam and Charlotte love each other. Will all three couples find their happy ending? I enjoyed reading about the lives

  • Veronica's 'Views says:

    I loved Charlotte and her cozy tea room and all of the quirky characters who visited. Some of them were very amusing, especially her friend Meredith. I loved the multiple romantic story lines and how different characters interacted with each other, from the little boy who longs for a family to Sam’s cook, who tells it like it is.

  • First of all, Charlotte was a better person than me, because I probably would have sent Audrey packing. I loved the tearoom setting giving the story a warm, homey feeling. Charlotte was a special person in the community, a person that everyone loved dearly. And I really liked Charlotte’s character. And I even liked Audrey, though she seemed to be such a needy person. As feelings started to break out as the story goes on, this book gets even more intoxicating. And I loved it even more! I couldn’t put this book down until it was finished, mainly because of Charlotte and Sam, but there were other twists and turns throughout the story that are sure to keep your attention.

  • What I enjoyed about this book were the characters and the way there was a history involved. It’s like getting a second chance to make a different choice. I’m sure everyone has been in a situation they wish they could get a do-over for. I was excited to see where Charlotte and Sam’s relationship would go. Nothing was easy and there were many obstacles to overcome, but the dynamics throughout the storyline were great and made me want to keep reading. I couldn’t wait to find out if they would end up together or if life had just moved on too much to go back.
    the relationship between Sam and his Father is not a unique relationship, but had a fresh approach to it and drew me in. I recommend this book and look forward to many other of Anita Higman’s books!

  • “3.5 out of 5 stars — old flames find each other again, new flames meeting and trying to make everyone else as happy as they are, with unexpected twists and turns thrown in…

    Charlotte and Sam are meant for each other no matter how long time has kept them apart. Reading about their pasts and the secrets that Sam’s malicious father had, I am very happy with how this novel brings these two kindred spirits together.”

    Read more of this review and a teaser on my blog!

  • This story was just so sweet and had enough twists and turns to keep you interested. I enjoyed reading it because it showed how we can change things in our life and how important it is to trust God to work things out. I loved that it was an easy read that just pulled me into the story. I think you’d really enjoy this story as much as I did!

  • A Book Lover says:

    I enjoyed reading this cute Christian romance book. I liked the tea aspect since I am a hot tea drinker and lover of baked goods. I had a tea party for my 15th birthday. Charlotte and Sam were high school sweethearts. When Sam proposed Charlotte turns him down. He leaves town and she stays and creates a life for herself. Many years later he comes back with his fiancee. And the sparks fly again. This is a Christian fiction book and everything is clean and sweet. The plot and characters are well developed and interesting. Recommended.

  • Set in the small town of Middlebury, I found myself wanting to move there … or at least visit. The author made the town come alive with plenty of quirky characters and interesting moments. Small towns are just great settings for books, aren’t they?!

  • Marriage in Middlebury is my second book by Anita Higman and I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. Middlebury is portrayed as a quaint little town, one that I would love to live in, and I like that. I can relate to a story more when I love the setting. Middlebury is a place for romance and it’s definitely in the air. The characters are so endearing and the story is so well written that I couldn’t help but love it. If the story wasn’t wrapped up so well I would suggest a series. It has a Debbie MaComber quality to me and, if you like wholesome small town romances, you will love this book!

  • I saw glimpses of The Help, Andy Griffith Show, and Steel Magnolias in A Marriage in Middlebury. Of course, the book has a delightful flavor all it’s own. I wish the town and these people truly existed as I’d be happy to be a part of their world. I utterly and completely adored this book!

  • I absolutely loved Charlotte! Higman tells her story in such a way that it seems as if you feel what Charlotte’s feeling at each juncture in the story. Charlotte’s and Sam’s back story is woven into the plot with such fluency that does not interrupt present day happenings in the novel. While reading the book, I could almost picture myself sitting at a little table in the Rose Cottage Tearoom “people watching” this cast of characters.
    I appreciated Higman sharing the “voice” of each character. While maybe a little predictable, A Marriage in Middlebury is a beautifully told story of mistakes, loss, love, second chances and faith that overcomes any circumstance.

  • A Marriage in Middlebury is a beautifully written story of small town, USA and Charlotte Rose Hill. While she is the center character in Middlebury, there are many other important characters whose lives intertwine with Charlotte’s. In the course of a very short time, Charlotte is confronted by her past and her first love, is offered an amazing opportunity for her business and makes a new friend or two. It’s a sweet story with some twists and turns. I really enjoyed A Marriage in Middlebury! I would definitely reccommend this book to any lover of contemporary fiction, contemporary fiction or Christian Fiction.

  • Mommy Has to Work says:

    Anita Higman draws in the reader and places them smack in the middle of the story. The characters seem so real and I ‘d love to meet them all. I f you love a sweet romance book this is the book for you!

  • Moments says:

    This is such a well-written story filled with charm, and loveable characters. I loved the small town feel and the closeness that oozes out of the pages of this book and the relationships of the characters as their lives intersect with one another. I highly recommend this book; it offers a nice escape and has a welcome home feeling to it.

  • We’ve all heard the saying that “everything happens for a reason” but often, that’s a bitter pill to swallow – particularly when it involves life-altering decisions – and especially when those decisions are influenced by those around us.

    A Marriage In Middlebury by Anita Higman is a Christian love story that finds two people who once loved each other trying to reconcile the issues that tore them apart, trying to resolve the lingering feelings they still have for one another, and trying to find a way to forgive one another and those around them so they can move forward in their lives.

    If you love sweet, wholesome romance and seeing how others work through the difficult storms of their lives – you will enjoy A Marriage In Middlebury.

  • This was a touching story with some surprised along the way. Thank you, Ms Higman.

  • Anita Higman is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! A Marriage in Middlebury is outstanding and the characters are made to feel so real. You will want to meet Charlotte, have some of her handcrafted tea, and spend hours getting to know each other. She is one of the most approachable characters I have met! This book has depth and a fantastic theme of forgiveness and reconciliation.

  • This is the second novel I’ve read by Anita Higman and I think she likes stories with a twist from the past that comes to play in the present. Her books are definitely a little more unique than your average romance novel, but I got a little bogged down in the details on this one.

  • This is a very cozy story, the book cover is just a small glimpse of the wonderfully charming town of Middlebury. It’s not every day that you read a book that leaves you wanting to crawl into it’s pages. Anita Higman is an amazing author, one who never fails to deliver.

  • A fun yet serious read, A Marriage in Middlebury will leave behind how becoming transparent and vulnerable will open the way to healing and love. Decisions we make to protect someone aren’t always the right ones. By them coming to the realization of their need, the Lord is able to change them and their circumstances greater than man ever could. A lot of issues are brought out in this story and they are discussed among the characters involved with truthful answers rather than being glossed over at the moment. Because of this they were able to get beyond their past to move forward. When they didn’t know what path to take, they prayed. It took coming together to realize this was what would bring their answers. An excellent book I would recommend.

  • MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK: I loved this book. The story of Charlotte and Sam was heart wrenching, yet tender and sweet. The story is so very life-like that it is as if Higman knew this characters personally. God’s presence in this tale of misunderstandings, prejudice, and hate made the book so inspiring. Higman is an amazing wordsmith and I really enjoy reading her work. This was one of those books that you cannot put down until you have read the last page. If you want to read a well-written book then this is the book for you. Thanks Abingdon for allowing me to review this book.

  • All Meant To Shine says:

    This is a classic romance novel. It is well written and enjoyable. There isn’t many twists and turns that you don’t see coming, but that’s alright for these simple reads. It is nice to sit and read a good book when you can without having to exert much brain energy. The characters are great and full of life. The setting is wonderful and would be a place I would love to live. If you are looking for an enjoyable romantic novel that you can easily pick up where you left off reading, this is a great one.

  • You know, I sometimes believe we really do love the first person & never quite get over it. Especially when you are so young & had your dreams cut off the way that Charlotte did. Sam’s father does something very mean & underhanded to break them up & Charlotte does manage to go on and build a good life, she just doesn’t have anyone in her life that she loves.

    Well, the day that he walks in with his fiancée, that all changes. It’s one thing to not see the person but to see them, it’s an entirely different situation. Charlotte realizes that she never let go of that dream, she just denied it.

    Once Sam’s father dies, the cook, comes forward with new information about what happened when they were eighteen. At the same time, his fiancée, Audrey is taking a second look at a new stranger in town.

  • Anita Higman has become one of my favorite authors. Her humorous, easygoing writing style just hits the spot with me. The main character, Charlotte, was a kindred spirit from page one. On the other hand, her long-lost love Sam was a doofus. I wanted to twist his arm around his back almost immediately because of some of the goofy things that went over his head!

  • Nothing Less says:

    Marriage in Middlebury is an enjoyable read, filled with home-town spirit and lots of colorful characters. The tid-bits of tea facts woven into the story was rather fun, as the main character would analyze a person and then pick a tea that would best suit their character – that was fun to read.

  • I really enjoyed this book! So many secrets and deceit that turned so many lives upside down. This is real life in this story! Things do not always turn out the way we wish.

    The author created some very unique characters for this story, several weak individuals, even some down right arrogant and then there were the one’s that wanted to take the whole town onto their shoulders. This author has a real talent is evident in this book.

  • A Marriage in Middlebury introduces us to the fictional Gulf Coast town of Middlebury, Texas and draws us into the lives of Charlotte and several inhabitants who frequent the Rose Hill Cottage Tearoom. Anita is a talented writer with a gift for making her characters feel real, like people you would meet in your normal daily routine, and this story brings us small-town life at its best.

  • This is another fun, sappy, Christian romance novel. However, as much as I thought I would be bored with it since I’ve been reading a lot of this genre lately, I was pulled in and wanted to see what would happen. I loved the small town southern charm of this book and you instantly fell in love with all the characters and wanted to find out what was going to happen to them. I literally couldn’t put this book down and read it in two days. It was fabulous and I highly recommend it.

  • I love the little cafe pictured on the bottom of this book. It is so cute and I can just picture being here, sipping on some delicious tea.

    Charlotte was someone that was easy to relate to. I liked her personality and absolutely hated the way the book opened up and Sam’s fiancée was introduced. I liked her okay, but it wasn’t who I wanted Sam to be with. I really wanted Sam and Charlotte to have a second chance at love.

  • Preslaysa says:

    A wonderful story that kept me flipping the pages. The satisfying ending left me feeling all warm and cozy! Highly recommended.

  • The book information starts out with the line “One decision changed both their lives…” Often I wonder in life how many times this happens, Anita Higman showed in this story, how that happened and played out. I have to say I truly enjoyed this book! It started a bit slow, but nothing draggy, I had no trouble reading the book. I love a story with a happy ending. And while there were points in the story, I was afraid it would not end (like I wanted it to) it all came together at the end. I have enjoyed Anita’s books, and highly look forward to more from her. Definitely a great story.
    4 stars.
    Thanks to the Litfuse Hens for allowing me to be part of this tour.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

  • Oh How I love Anita’s writing, I could not wait to get my hands on this book. It was everything I expected and then some.

    I fell in love with Charlotte, she is the best friend we all wish we had. This book is full of great characters you are sure to fall in love with them all.

    This is a book that I can see on the big screen. Once I opened this book I could not put it down.

    Does true love always prevail? You have to pick up a copy of this 5 star book to see if it all turns out as it should.

    I pray that this is a series. I want to hear more about the characters in this book.

    I highly recommend this book. 5 stars two times in my opinion.

    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

  • This is, by far, the best Higman book yet! Charlotte’s tea room is quirky and fun. Her independent spirit, willingness to help others, and tendency to run for the broom/prayer closet at the first sign of trouble is endearing. She’s the kind of person I’d love to have for a friend.

    A Marriage in Niddlebury strikes the perfect balance of crazy fun and depth of emotion and faith. As a reader, you’ll laugh along with the quirks while wanting to take notes about what Charlotte and Sam are learning.

    Any book that makes me want to run out and meet the characters is a winner in my book.

  • I liked this book but I figured out how it was going to end about halfway through and it was kind of predictable most of the time. Even though I figured out what was going to happen I still really enjoyed the author’s writing and the characters in this book.

  • Judging by the title, I had almost expected a Jane Austen-like novel. Then I discovered that this novel actually takes place in present day Texas. It still has a nice romantic story of star-crossed lovers who eventually wind up together. I enjoyed this book as an easy read with a happy ending. As a tea drinker, I’d like to visit Rose Hill Cottage tearoom myself. Anita Higman made it seem like a real place that I could imagine quite clearly.

  • This was an excellent book that makes you laugh and smile but also makes you think. What are we really doing for others in our lives and are we doing the right thing. Loved Charlotte and her little tea shop. Makes me wish I had one near me:) Loved it and would urge everyone to get a copy!

  • This was one of those novels that grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Charlotte owns a tea room in the little town in which she grew up- how sweet is that? Right away, I cared about these characters. The whole story of why Charlotte turned down Sam’s marriage proposal in their younger days isn’t clear, but what is clear is that she did it to protect other people, despite how unhappy she was to do it. Bits and pieces of Sam and Charlotte’s story unfold throughout the story, and they just make your heart break for her for what she has gone through.

  • Anita Higman wrote realistically about choices – the kind that change the outcome of a situation or turn lives around forever. The story immediately appealed to my passion for tea while I read with great interest of Charlotte Rose Hill who owned and ran the quaint Rose Cottage Tearoom in the

  • It would be interesting to be a matchmaker…but also terrifying. I would be so afraid that my decision to push two people together could go horrible wrong. Charlotte, on the other hand, has been a good matchmaker and tea seller for many years. Unfortunately for the matchmaker, she needs to find a match herself! It’s not so easy to actually pair yourself up with someone. Charlotte has a bit of a sad story to tell. She had to leave the love of her life on the advice of his family. This decision has haunted her for a decade. When he arrives with his potential wife in tow, Charlotte knows that she must do something.

    I’m not usually a fan of starcrossed lovers, but I definitely enjoyed this book. The author kept everything sweet and upbeat. I really loved the feel of the book; I am a tea drinker myself. I thought their history with each other was interesting and well thought-out. Overall, I would recommend this book to adult readers.

  • Crazed Mind says:

    I really enjoyed this one. The story line was not too predictable yet there is always the happy ending. We all need that reassurance that there are happy endings. I am really tired of people having plenty of funds or more than plenty to do what they wish. A bit more fantasy than I think is needed in life. But it was good to see that people make bad decisions for whatever reason and are still able to resolve them one way or another. I give this one 4 coffee cups as a good solid read.

  • Reading this was like sitting down to tea with the residents of Middleton and listening to their stories, their loves, losses and victories, and yes, hardships and just basically learning to know them. And besides, the tea is delicious. Just as in real life, things do not always turn out the way you think they will or how you want them too. Twists and turns, other people and their expectations all combine to make life an interesting adventure or disruptive journey, depending on your attitude. Friendship? Oh, yes please, and romance if it comes to that. A delightful book I would encourage you to pick up this winter.

  • This story was engrossing. I looked forward to reading it each evening and while the foreshadowing let you know by mid-way through what would happen, each chapter held a surprise and kept your attention as I waited to see how the story would play out. Would Charlotte be the one to make the life-changing decision or would someone do it for her? What would be the response? What secrets did Sam’s father have hidden in his home? There were so many intriguing questions to be answered.

    I enjoyed this book and would bet you would, too.

  • From the welcoming hospitality of the cover to the end of the book,
    I loved this story.
    Having first met author, Anita Higman, via her standout book of 2013,
    Winter in Full Bloom [my review HERE]
    I was quick to snap up Higman’s next novel.

    No disappoints.
    Captivating contemporary storyline –
    anytime there’s a tearoom involved my interest engages.
    Imagine having tea blended for your personality!
    But this was much more than homey.
    Authenticity in personalizing characters, yes. Creative characters, yes.
    And some deeply engaging relationships…

    Many scenarios that intrigued and inspired me. As do the characters.
    Higman ‘s style of writing faith is unobtrusive – a natural component of life.

    Highly recommended for your reading enjoyment!

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