Book Reviews of Shades of Earl Grey (Tea Shop, Bk 3)

Shades of Earl Grey (Tea Shop, Bk 3)
Shades of Earl Grey - Tea Shop, Bk 3
Author: Laura Childs
ISBN-13: 9780739432358
ISBN-10: 0739432354
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 242
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, Penguin Putnam Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Childs veered from her usual 3rd person focusing on Theodosia's thoughts to a 3rd person focusing on many peoples' thoughts. The change was refreshing and different and did a lot to speed the book along. The story, itself, was fun to read. The tea information in this one was fabulous - very, very informative. Also, the recipes in the back are yummy!
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Helpful Score: 2
Keeps you guessing. I "knew" it was 2 different people... I was wrong. =)
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Helpful Score: 2
Good cozy book! Nice to curl up with by the fireplace on a cold night!! Childs is one of the best in this category!
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Helpful Score: 2
love this series almost as much as i love tea!!
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Helpful Score: 2
An enjoyable read, but the ending isn't very realistic. Theo barrels ahead on her own like a Gothic romance heroinne, and the author dismisses the Charleston police department -- with one of the best police chiefs in the country -- as totally incompetent. (Yes, it's fiction, but the author tries to give us a realistic feel of the city, and those parts simply aren't.)
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Helpful Score: 2
After this 3rd book in the series I'm really enjoying the characters. Especially how she fits "Earl Grey", Theo's dog, into the stories. I am a little concerned with Theo's withholding of evidence while she conducts her investigation. Oh well, these aren't supposed to be real life are they :-)
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Helpful Score: 2
A truly engaging story. Laura Childs really makes the story come to life. She sometimes tells the story from another characters point of view, without being confusing. It really adds to the plot
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Helpful Score: 1
Another lovely book from Laura Childs! A delightful series-even if you do not like tea! Enjoyable plot,likable characters and no objectionable content!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my favorite one, so far, in the series. Finally, the author lets up a little on the touristy information. The previous two books read like a tour guide to Charleston, which became a bit tedious. However, this one had just enough descriptive information, but not enough to overwhelm the story plot.

Theodosia continues to be very likable. In truth, I think I continue to read this series only because I like Theodosia, Drayton, and Hayley so much. In my opinion, these characters far exceed the actual plot line of the book ... which, really, is only OK. It's not the most well conceived cozy mystery. However, the characters do make up for it.
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Helpful Score: 1
As always, Laura Childs delivers an enjoyable read as well as tasty recipes!
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this book, #3 of the Tea Shop Mystery. Characters really grow on you. Love her writing style.
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Another great tea mystery by Laura Childs!
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I just finished reading my copy of this book - thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next one! If you like cozy mysteries and/or drinking tea, you need to check out this series!
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The 3rd in a series of Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs. Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop is caught up in another murder when she attends an engagement party of a friends neice. When the groom is killed and the antique engagement ring is stolen, Theo sets out to solve the mystery and discovers that other thefts have occurred in town.
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Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is finally invited to a social event that she doesn't have to cater-but trouble is brewing at the engagement soiree of the season...
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Excellent 3rd Tea Shop mystery by Laura Childs. The characters are delightful and the plot is interesting and fast moving. I love the atmosphere Childs creates!
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I enjoyed this and it was not as predictable an ending as usual.
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Like a book that keeps you on your toes. This one did just that. I just finished it and I couldn't put it down.
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Makes me want to visit a tea shop, open a tea shop or try a different type of tea! Always nice descriptions of elegant things~~
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Wonderful book. If you have started the tea shop mystery collection - you must read this one.
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2nd in a new mystery series. It is set in Charleston and includes some recipes. I really like Theodosia!
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Theo is mingling with the cream of Charleston society at the engagement soiree. As they await the couple's arrive, the groom meets with a freak accident and the exquisite wedding ring from the crown of Marie Antoinette is missing.
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Charleston and the deep charm is well depicted
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Always a fun read!