Saturday, June 28, 2014
Tempest In A Teapot (Teapot Collector Mystery #1), Amanda Cooper
Synopsis: 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 fiancé’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.
Thoughts: In spite of loving Victoria Hamilton's Vintage Kitchen series, this new book by her alter ego, Amanda Cooper,was not a favorite of mine. The characters didn't appeal to me, the descriptions were too long and wordy, and I honestly didn't care who the murderer was, as I was simply glad the victim was dead...I despised her THAT early on in the story!!!