Discover the “sometimes whimsical, often insightful, always absorbing” (Shelf Awareness) Dove Pond series with this novel that explores the magic in the tea leaves—from New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins.
Ava Dove—the sixth of the seven famed Dove sisters and owner of Ava Dove’s Landscaping and Specialty Teas—is frantic.
Just as her new tearoom is about to open, her herbal teas have gone haywire. Suddenly, her sleep-inducing tea is startling her clients awake with vivid dreams, her romance-kindling tea is causing people to blurt out their darkest secrets, and her anti-anxiety tea is making them spend hours staring into mirrors. Ava is desperate for a remedy, but her search leads her into dangerous territory, as she is forced to face a dark secret she’s been hiding for over a decade.
Meanwhile, successful architect Ellen Foster has arrived in Dove Pond to attend the funeral of her estranged daughter, Julie. Grieving deeply, Ellen is determined to fix up her daughter’s ramshackle house, sell it, and then sweep her sixteen-year-old granddaughter, Kristen, off to a saner, calmer life. But Kristen has other plans. Desperate to stay with her friends in Dove Pond, she sets off on a quest she’s avoided her whole life—to find her absent father in the hopes of winning her freedom from the grandmother she barely knows.
Together, Ava, Kristen, and Ellen embark on a reluctant but magical journey of healing, friendship, and family in a “cozy, big-hearted read” (Booklist) that will delight fans of Alice Hoffman, Kate Morton, and Sarah Addison Allen.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Karen Hawkins writes novels that have been praised as touching, witty, charming, and heartwarming. A native Southerner who grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee where storytelling is a way of life, Karen recently moved to frosty New England with her beloved husband and multiple foster dogs. The Dove Pond series is a nod to the thousands of books that opened doors for her to more adventures, places, and discoveries than she ever imagined possible. To find out more about Karen, check in with her at Facebook.com/AuthorKarenHawkins, on Instagram @KarenHawkinsAuthor, and on her website KarenHawkins.com.
"Like tea, a new Karen Hawkins book is always a good idea. A visit to Dove Pond, where the real magic lies in forgiveness and acceptance, is balm to my readerly soul. Write the next book quickly please!"
– KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of Reese's Book Club pick, The Chicken Sisters
"Full of heart, A Cup of Silver Linings offers up the perfect blend of family, forgiveness, and healing. With quirky, lovable characters and abundant small-town Southern charm, I enjoyed every minute spent in Dove Pond, where life is truly magical."
– Heather Webber, USA Today bestselling author of Midnight at the Blackbird Café
"A Cup of Silver Linings, a novel of loss, love, and letting go, holds magic for the residents of Dove Pond and for readers who believe that sometimes miracles really do happen."
– Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Family Reunion
“With an eccentric cast of characters that would make Fannie Flagg proud, Hawkins has written a charming mix of romance, light fantastical elements, and small-town fun…recommended for readers looking for acozy, big-hearted read.”
"The beauty of Hawkins’ writing is that even when it moves into the magical––and rest assured that it does—the emotions of the characters are authentic. Every scene, no matter how far from daily reality, is rooted in kindness and friendship, the belief we can all be better, and the hope that starting over is possible. A Cup of Silver Linings is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, teacup in hand, dreaming about what could be."
– Manhattan Book Review
"The literary equivalent of warm custard or fuzzy socks... A Cup of Silver Linings is for readers who enjoy the warmth and Southern authenticity of Fannie Flagg novels mixed with a dollop of Sarah Addison Allen-style magical realism."
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