Author(s): Hannah Tunnicliffe
Lost among the gaudy, busy streets of Macau, Grace's life is slowly unravelling. Her marriage to Pete, her Australian husband, is fraying and her dreams of having a family seem hopeless. With the heralding of a new year she resolves to do something bold. Something her impetuous Mama might do. In this pocket of China, filled with casinos and yum cha restaurants, she opens her own small caf called Lillian's. This sanctuary of macarons and tea becomes a place where the women of Macau come together, bridging cultural divides, to share in each other's triumphs and pain. But Grace's immersion in the cafe is taking its toll on her marriage, and when things start to crumble in the cafe, Lillian's suddenly feels like a burden rather than an escape. The recipe for disaster is complete when Pete does the unthinkable ...
Born in New Zealand, Hannah Tunnicliffe is a self-confessed nomad. After finishing a degree in Social Sciences she ventured from her homeland's fair shores to live in Australia, England, Macau and, memorably, a campervan named Fred. A career in Human Resources and Career Coaching has been put on the backburner to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She currently lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband, Matthew and her daughter, Wren. The Colour of Tea is her first novel.