Proud to be a tea-sippin' nerd of a mommy!
Proud to be a tea-sippin' nerd of a mommy!

Tea Books!


The Tea Shop Mystery series

This is a cute series that I would recommend with a good, relaxing cup of tea.  I just finished book 1.  The style is a "cozy mystery."  I had never heard of that before.  But then I read an article about this author and learned about some of the books she's written.  Outside of this series, she also has a series that centers around a scrapbook store!  Well, you can bet I'm checking out that one.


The book has a good base of characters, it knows its tea, and it has a mystery with many different avenues that keeps you guessing whodunit.


I think the author had a good balance between the main character's personal life and her movement within the murder mystery. Her life never distracted from the mystery. It just added a bit more flavor to the blend. And I believed the reasons for Theodosia sleuthing were credible ones.


The setting was gorgeous. Childs creates engaging word pictures. I've never been to Charleston, but I could easily picture the atmosphere. She creates a space you want to go to as a reader.


There were a few moments of repetition in the dialogue. But I overall liked the character interactions, their motivations, and their relationships to one another. Childs also creates some cute character names: Miss Dimple, Delaine Dish (social gossip), and Earl Gray (loyal dog to Theo).


This was my cup of tea. It was fun, engaging, and good to read when relaxing.


Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage

As tea continues to rise in popularity, this comprehensive guide explores the celebrated beverage through the eyes of a certified tea specialist. From its sometimes murky origins to today's wide range of tea ceremonies, Lisa Boalt Richardson delves into the world of tea to create a fresh and accessible package for tea rookies and gurus alike. With tips for shopping, storing, steeping, and tasting, plus advice for using tea in pairings, cooking, cocktails, and home health remedies, this fascinating read is everyone's cup of tea.


I have read this book, and it is great for beginners to experts!

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"Lost Daughters of Avalon" is book two of the "Awakenings" series.

Released: December 2019

"Descendants of Avalon" 

Released via Inklings Publishing. Its got girl power and magical adventures. 

Released: May 2018

"Heir of the Heretic"

("The Forgotten" volume 2)

"The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen"

("The Forgotten" volume 1)

Reviewed and awarded the

2016 Indie Editor's Choice

by the Historical Novel Society.

Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.

Strangely Constructed Souls

a sci fi novella

released July 31, 2018.

The Girl from the Haunted Woods

*2nd Place contest winner* 

"Journey into the Fantastical" Anthology

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