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.
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.
Another delight book in the 'Tea Shop Mystery' series. Whilst one does not need to have read the previous books in the series to enjoy this one, there are some relationships which develop throughout the series and it would be beneficial to have read the earlier books.
Set in contemporary Charleston, tea shop owner Theodosia is present the night a well-known antiques dealer is murdered at a poetry reading. The dead man lands face down in her almond cake and soon Theo is sniffing around and out to prove that her small business colleague is innocent. Fun to read for the descriptions of Charleston, the wonderful teas served and the recipes in the back of the book make me want to start cooking and baking. A perfect light read for those days when you don't want to read something heavy.
Loved this one in the series, never saw it coming. Great mystery. Delaine Dish, what a name, what a character. All of the characters have great names and wonderful personalities. Even the minor players. Love Earl Grey more each time I read one of her stories about Theodosia Browning. He's a perfect fit for her. Hope her romance works out.
I am a tea lover,so this series attracted me on that level first. I have come to like the characters in these books and always look forward to learning of their new adventures. I have never been to Charleston, but would now like to go and explore the places that Laura Childs describes.