I really want to like this series more than I do - the characters are interesting and have great chemistry, the tea information is great and the recipes are wonderful. I just can't get past the fact that Theodosia *seems* far older than she is represented in the books. Beyond that, this was a well written entry into the series and an enjoyable read.
As always, Laura Childs has written a provacative, compelling story. Her characters are full of life, likable and endearing. Great recipes included at the end!
This series gets better with every book. For me, the series started out ho hum, but I really liked the characters, so I continued with it. I'm really glad that I did because each book is better than the previous. This one being no exception. This series has gone from 3 stars to 4 ... hopefully, it will continue this way.
Theodosia is ever so likable, as is Drayton and Hayley - they've now become some of my favorite characters in fiction. It's not necessary to read these in order, and this can certainly be read as a stand alone.
As a lover of tea and mysteries I enjoy this series. Theyre cozies; just right for some light reading before bed. I enjoyed the tea shop setting, and all the talk about different teas and desserts made me wish I had a tea shop like this near me.