"The first rule of afternoon tea: Never rush. Take time to savor it. Just like friendship... The Seafront Tearoom is an insider secret in small-town Scarborough--a beachfront haven with the best tea and cakes in town--and journalist Charlie Harrison would love to put it on the map with a feature in her magazine. But single mom Kat Murray doesn't want to see her favorite sanctuary overrun by tourists, and begs Charlie to seek out other options. She offers her help, as a 'tea obsessive,' and so does lonely French au pair Séraphine Moreau, whose upbringing makes her a connoisseur of everything sweet and indulgent. Together the three women will scour the countryside for quaint hideaways and hidden gems, sharing along the way their secrets, disappointments, and dreams--and discovering that friendship, like tea, takes time to steep. But learning, too, that once you open your heart, the possibilities are endless"-- Provided by publisher.