Tuesday, April 30, 2013
LAURA CHILDS "SWEET TEA REVENGE" for "Friends Sharing Tea"
This review is better late than never - Laura Childs has produced another fun tea murder mystery. My unproofed copy arrived from her several months back at a very busy time, It just happened this was when every extra moment was spent pursuing "shabby painting knowledge" online watching videos and reading informational blogs.
While visiting my elderly parents last week, I suddenly found the time to finally read Sweet Tea Revenge. All our favorite characters are in this book: Theodosia Browning and her award winning employees Drayton and Haley. And did I mention Detective Tidwell who is always so entertaining? And lastly, the one and only Delaine Dish delivers her usual "personality".
I really don't want to present any spoilers but you are always treated to the happy hummings of the Indigo Tea Room and our opportunity to find Earl Grey (Theo's dog) in good form. There are many great tea menu ideas in this book and I loved Hayley's ideas for a Scottish tea (see chapter 15). Yes, there are recipes too and even Drayton's Cock-A-Leekie-Soup which I definitely plan to try. Each of Laura's books can be read independently.
My favorite character? Either Drayton who we all simply adore or Detective Tidwell who makes us laugh. And yes, I have read all 14 books. Lastly, thank you Laura Childs for listing this blog in the back of your book!
Today for "Friends Sharing Tea" I am once again sharing the English Staffordshire Teapot I recently found along with 2 English teacups: one by Delphine and one by Rosina and both great recent bargains. The little plates on the stand are hand painted from Japan. Feel free to pour yourself a cup of tea and begin reading.
This post is being shared with these blogging friends: Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday, Martha's Favorites, Artful Affirmations, Share Your Cup Thursday and Home and Garden Thursday
If you have a post on your blog about tea, please join me today for "Friends Sharing Tea" and link below! It would be nice if you would also include a link on your post to this one!