I *really* want to like this series more than I do. The plots are interesting and well thought out, the cast of supporting characters is terrific and the tea shop is the perfect cozy setting - especially in Charleston. This book is similar to the earlier ones in the series - well written, well plotted and well...static. I just don't get a connected feeling to Theodosia or her suitors. Still, worth reading, especially if you enjoy tea lore and recipes.
Theodosia tries to solve a murder when a friend is the main suspect and while trying to deal with Jory's job move to New York.
This is another great book in the Tea Shop Mysteries. All the usual characters are there of course; Theo, Haley, Drayton, Delaine, Jory, Miss Dimple and of course Tidwell. This is again a very well plotted story with great characters. The death of a prominent Charleston Antique dealer during a Poetry reading which the Indigo Tea Shop is catering starts the story off. And all official eyes are on a new to the town young woman who is in the process of trying to open a new millinary shop just down the street from the Theos'. Theo and the gang cannot help themselves once again from "looking into things" including secrets about this and other suspects, much to the dismay of Detective Tidwell. This story has an ending you will not see coming, and some other changes that will take you by surprise as well. Another superb Laura Childs offering.
A fun read for anyone who enjoys tea, recipes and a who-dun-it. Likable characters and great story line.
Wonderful book . It is part of the tea shop mystery. Even if you did not start the series this book is wonderful and you won't be lost with past references.