Lisa book Review: Sweet Tea Revenge

In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Agony of the Leaves, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning may always be a bridesmaid, never a bride, but this groom is never going to make it to the altar…
Theodosia Browning’s dear friend Delaine Dish has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s sister is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.
As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…

About the Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, and the Scrapbooking Mysteries. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband. In her past life she was a Clio Award–winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library:

The opening of the novel is set in an almost gothic scene. There is a storm raging, the Bride’s sister and flowers are late, and the setting is a shabby, dark, inn named appropriately, Ravencrest. So, the reader is not surprised when tragedy stops the wedding.

This book was written from the viewpoint of Theodosia, Delaine, and Inspector Tidwell. I must admit, I missed the casual, yet formal, friendship and co-operation of her usual friends, Drayton, and Hayley. Even Max, Theodosia’s new boyfriend only had a cameo shot in this novel. This book felt like a stand alone and not one in the series. It was predictable and I kept wanting another clue to appear. I did enjoy Drayton’s voyage into the world of ghost hunting and would love to see that theme explored more fully.

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