Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Review: Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs
Blurb: Theodosia Browning’s dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s maid of honor is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.
As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…
My Review: Laura Child's Tea Shop mystery series is one of the very first I started collecting when I became obsessed with cozies about 10 years ago. Sadly, as the saying goes, so many books, so little time, and as more and more new series hit the shelves I fell hopelessly behind in trying to keep up with many of the initial ones I loved so much. Sweet Tea Revenge is now book 14, and picking it up after a long hiatus was like reuniting with old friends.
One of my favorite parts about this series is the atmosphere...it's like a feast for the senses. From the sights and sounds of Charleston to the descriptions of tea shop delicacies so vivid you can practically taste them. In this particular book an abandoned cemetery and a possibly haunted Inn descended upon by ghost hunters left me with a chill as well!
If you're a long time reader of this series, a newcomer, or someone like me just rediscovering it after a hiatus, plan to make a visit to the Indigo Tea Shop...the setting for one of the longest running, best loved series on the shelves today.
Full Disclosure: The author sent me a copy of this book with the request for a review.
Win your own autographed copy of Sweet Tea Revenge as part of a mystery lot prize pack in my Christmas in July Giveaway...ends tonight at midnight eastern!