Welcome to letter S and to this year’s Theme:
The Glories of Tea With Stepheny
“I prefer cinnamon twists over scones because they’re easier to eat while I’m reading. That’s my main priority when it comes to food. Other people are obsessed with calories, nutritional value, antioxidants. I look at food and wonder: Can I eat that without having to put my book down?”
― Ellery Adams, The Secret, Book, & Scone Society
Laura Childs: Tea Shop Mystery Series… Theodosia Browning owns a Tea Room in Charleston. (Series in order below) I have read the first two, maybe three of this series thanks to a friend who loaned them to me. Because I love Charleston and tea shops, I enjoyed the setting for these ‘cozy’ stories. This post is dedicated to Mary Jo Williamson, who loaned me the books and hosts the most beautiful themed tea parties with delicious tea food that she makes from start to finish.
Tea with any book is recommended but addicted to English mysteries as I am, a cozy mystery series is fun for lighter reading. I like to read a series in order regardless if they stand alone. The characters grow and change, things happen! While entertaining ourselves at home, give these tea shop mysteries a try. You can thank Mary Jo for her discovery and passing it along.
Other tea mysteries you might like to check on.
Sandra Balzo: Maggy Thorsen Mystery Series… Maggy, and ex-PR executive, owns and runs the Uncommon Grounds coffeehouse in Wisconsin.
Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series… Jill Gardner owns the Coffee, Books, and More store in California.
Laura Childs: Cackleberry Club Mystery Series… The café is owned by single women (good friends) who not only sleuth but also provide a nice little book corner and a knitting shop for their patrons.
Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton & Donna Lea Simpson): Teapot Collector Mystery Series… Sophie Taylor works at her family-owned Victorian Tearoom in New York.
Yasemin Galehorn (aka India Ink): Chintz ‘n China Mystery Series… Emerald O’ Brien owns the Chintz ‘n China Tea Shop and she happens to be a psychic.