This delightful story takes place in Edgecombe St. Mary, a picturesque English village where culture and tradition are valued above all else, making it the perfect home for Major Ernest Pettigrew who is the epitome of an English gentleman. When Major Pettigrew's brother dies unexpectedly, he is comforted by Widow Jasmina Ali, a Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Much to his surprise and the astonishment of his nosy neighbors, Major Pettigrew's relationship with Mrs. Ali grows into more than friendship. Can Major Pettigrew look past the sneers of his fellow villagers or will he drown his loneliness in his properly brewed cup of tea?
Readers who enjoy British wit will find this story entertaining as will those looking for real-life stories with endearing characters.
Recommended by Tracy Miller