Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tea Shop Folly by Carrie Fancett Pagels, © 2016

 Teacup Courtship Novella

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Instead of mistaken identity, what if you mistook a home for a business when you see exactly what you are looking for, including the proprietor, all-in-one? That happened for Theodore Reynolds.

And... I get to meet the Christy cousins! But back to Theo's adventure. He is on the right street following directions he was given, there are teacups of all assortments for a perfect gift for his mother... and his favored English tea, then, as he's been told. All is not as it seems to appear.
Image result for blue ridge mountains kentucky 1895Lillian Smith leaves the Blue Ridge Mountains of Kentucky to travel to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, unexpectedly in 1895. A usual day of rising in the morning brings news that her namesake has died and she is to come and claim her inheritance.

Can you imagine going so far away? Lilly is a brave young woman setting off on a journey farther north than even her lumberjack cousins. On her venture to buy warm clothes, she is helped with the stuck door at the mercantile by a gentleman coming to pick up medicine. Theo enters her life.
UP Michigan

This is such a fun story as you become acquainted with them as they interact with each other. Especially when her cousin Garrett Christy comes to take teacups and saucers back to his wife's tea shop at Mackinac Island. His little goading has an effectual beginning of awareness.

I look forward to further stories of Lilly's family.

***Thank you author Carrie Fancett Pagels for including me in the book tour for Tea Shop Folly and sending a copy for review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***


  1. Thanks so much, Kathleen! I loved this review and your insights!!! It sure was fun hanging out with Garrett Christy again, even if for a little bit in his cousin Lilly's story! God bless!

    1. I loved this story! Thank you, Carrie. I look forward to further adventures of these cousins. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. Hi Regina! Wasn't this story fun!! Great meeting the Christy cousins. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  3. Great review for a wonderful story.
    Blessings, Tina

    1. Thank you, Tina ~ wonderful blessings to you and your family too! I am looking forward to the next gathering of these kin. Kathleen

    2. Thanks, Tina!

      Kathleen, I just found a wonderful kid's book by Alison DeCamp who is also a Yooper by birth. It's about a boy in a lumber camp turn of the century!

  4. Stan's "near-death" adventures begin when he travels to his uncle's logging camp where his mother and grandmother will cook for "real lumberjacks."

    That does sound like my husband's Michigan DeGrand camp nestled in the woods. :D Thanks for the chuckle. Kathleen

    “I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. Ezekiel 34:25

    1. Loved DeCamp's book and ordered the next one!!!