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November 20, 2014

TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT by Amanda Cooper

It's always teatime in Gracious Grove...

Amanda Cooper

Product Details
First in a new series

  • Number: 9780425265239
  • Release: June 3, 2014
  • Author: Amanda Cooper
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
(from Night Owl Reviews)
Tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is the charming town of Gracious Grove, where time moves slowly, gossip spreads quickly, and the scones are to die for? When her fashionable Manhattan restaurant goes under, Sophie Taylor retreats to her grandmother’s cozy shop, Auntie Rose’s Victorian Teahouse, where serenity is steeped to perfection in one of her many antique teapots. The last thing Sophie expects is a bustling calendar of teahouse events, like her old friend Cissy Peterson’s upcoming bridal shower.   Not everyone is pleased with the bride-to-be’s choice of venue?like Cissy’s grandmother, who owns a competing establishment, La Belle Epoque, and has held a long-simmering grudge against Rose for stealing her beau sixty years ago. Tensions reach a boiling point when Cissy’s fiancĂ©’s mother dies while sampling scones at La Belle Epoque. Now, to help her friend, Sophie will have to bag a killer before more of the guest list becomes a hit list.

Amanda Cooper is a pseudonym for Victoria Hamilton, the national bestselling author of the Vintage Kitchen and Merry Muffin Mystery series.

I absolutely love cozy mysteries.  The author wrote this one with characters that are well-created.  They are absolutely human and have all the little oddities of regular people.
Our heroine Sophie returned to which was her "home town" when growing up.  She was thought of to many as a "poor little rich girl" who didn't attend public school, but attended private school.
 During the years she has been away from the 'home town' she had had some wins and some definite falls.  She had lost her fancy restaurant in New York and she went to her grandma's place and the tea house which had long been around the town.
There is a very unhappy old woman who dislikes her grandmother which creates some snags in her idea.
Then we also have a murder in which some of Sophie's friends, while visiting Gracious Grove, or GiGi as the young people called it, were involved in.
I have to say that the cover with the cat and the lovely tea pots is such an eye catcher.  Wonderful!

I received a complimentary copy of TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT from the author, Amanda Cooper and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS. 


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