Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review: Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper

Title: Tempest in a Teapot
Author: Amanda Cooper
Series: Book 1 A Teapot Collector Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for review from Author
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina

After Sophie Taylor's trendy restaurant closes, she leaves Manhattan in search of a sense of herself, she wants to find it in a sleepy little town called Gracious Grove where Sophie's grandmother runs a tearoom, Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea house, As a child Sophie spend many summers there with her grandmother and soon Sophie gets reacquainted with her childhood friends but she quickly finds out that nothing in Gracious Grove is the same. Sophie finds peace of mind in her grandmothers tea room and she helps her grandmother with running the tearoom and agrees to help with holding her childhood friend, Cissy's bridal shower at the Auntie Roses .

Cissy's grandmother, Thelma who is a rival and holds a grudge against Sophie's grandmother, Rose and also runs a competing tearoom across the street, La Belle Epoque is not happy with Cissy's choice of venue for the bridal shower. With the Cissy's bridal shower in full swing, while feasting on a delicious, hard to resist cucpake, Cissy's mother-in-law, the wealthy Vivienne Whitaker  suddenly collapses and dies and it is soon revealed that the cupcake was poisoned and it is declared a murder by the police, Sophie takes it upon herself to help her friend Cissy out to find a murderer before someone else gets steeped.

In this debut series I had to have a tea while reading and you can't help but crave tea while reading, Tempest in a Teapot. A Page turner for all tea lovers, I could not put down, It has deliciously steeped characters. This was one cozy mystery that had me guessing right until the end. I knew I had to read this book when I read the synopsis  and I love debut series and cannot turn one down and this one was great with beautiful writing and attention to detail. I look forward to reading and reviewing the next in this charming series.

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