26 July 2016

Noela reviews TEA SHOP FOLLY by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Tea Shop Folly

Tea Shop Folly (A Teacup Courtship Novella)
Forget Me Not Romances, July 1, 2016


What do teacups and romance have in common? Quite a bit in this charming, sweetly-brewed novella!

When poverty-stricken Lilly Smith becomes heir and executor of her Aunt Lillian’s estate, she travels from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Northern Michigan to move into her eccentric Aunt’s home and begin sorting through things. The house is bursting with her Aunt’s collection of tea cups, so what’s Lilly to do when the handsome Theo, an engineer, comes looking for the perfect teacup for his mother? For one thing, she doesn’t correct his thinking it’s not a tea shop, for then she may not see him again! That little error in judgement leads to all sorts of problems which sorely tries Lilly’s patience and may even land her in hot water. Without the tea! Will this folly bring together Theo and the feisty Lilly, or will it ruin their chances of a promising courtship?

This delightful story kept me drinking from the pages right until the delicious end! I so enjoyed the fascinating historic details scattered throughout, the touches of humor, and the delightfully diverse characters. And the best thing was, it was just as satisfying as a good cuppa!

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GIVEAWAY: We have TWO giveaways of 'Tea Shop Folly' for two blessed commenters ~ A Kindle copy of the book, and when the printed version is released, a paperback copy!! 
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40 comments:

  1. Your review makes me envision a 40s screwball comedy. This book sounds like so much fun and I actually have a few teacups myself!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Haha that's great Connie! I'm sure you'd love to visit Lilly's shop, er home, too! If I had the room, I'd love to collect teapots!! :-)

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  2. Love your review and play on words, NOELA! ;) You had a "cup"le of pret"tea" wonderful things to say about Carrie's new novella and I for one can't wait to read it! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Diana! :-) Words are so much fun to play with, especially when you have such a great theme as tea! ;) Not bad yourself btw, lol! Carrie has brewed up a wonderful novella with Tea Shop Folly! Haha I think these puns are getting worse. :P

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  3. Thank you, Noela for another riveting review! I love Carrie's books and this looks like one to add to my collection. cmcfaithingod(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine! This is a great one to add for sure, you'll enjoy it immensely! :)

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  4. What a sweet review Noela.
    I loved the Tea Shop Folly, a fun story.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thanks, Tina. It was a fun and sweet story! Hugs!!

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  5. This sounds like a charming story that calls for a cup of tea in a pretty tea cup. I have 'a few' tea cups & some teapots as well. In fact, I purchased a double-sized tea cup while in Denmark a couple months ago.Add in that the author is Carrie and it HAS to be good! ;-)
    Vicki

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    1. Oh yes, Vicki... Sipping a cup of tea in a beautiful teacup would be the perfect thing to do while reading this sweet story! Wow, a double sized teacup... Your tea wouldn't get cold towards the end would it? Maybe if you were too busy reading Carrie's story it might. ;)

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  6. Fun review, NOELA! I'd like to read this one being a teacup collector and all. :)

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    1. Thanks, Anne! :) Sounds like you need to read this one... Being a teacup collector and all. ;)

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  7. Great review! Great author with another great book!

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    1. Thanks Becky! It's a wonderful story for sure!!

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  8. This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing your review Noela! Also, thanks for the giveaway Carrie! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. My pleasure, thanks Robin! All the best!!

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  9. This book sounds so lovely and exciting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Joan
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Joan, and thanks so much for coming by to read about it!

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  10. This sounds like a book I want to read. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.
    Marion
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Our pleasure, Marion, and we hope you get to read this delightful story soon!

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  11. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. It's a wonderful read, Marilyn, and sure to put a smile on your face! :) All the best!

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  12. Great Review !!! Carrie this sounds like a perky story and I can't wait to read it !
    Blessings
    Linda Marie Finn

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    1. Thank you Linda, I think you'll love this little gem from Carrie!!

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  13. Oh Carrie, I love the cover and can't wait to read it!

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    1. I agree, it's a gorgeous cover, Melanie!! As is the story! :)

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  14. Cute!!! What a fun review!! Thanks for this review Noela!!! I have almost no internet so am at Burger King to get a signal!! Hugs n love!

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    1. Hugs, Carrie! Enjoy the burgers while you're using the signal, lol! I enjoyed writing this review for your charming novella, Carrie!!

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  15. This sounds like an interesting read. Enjoy reading books set in Michigan, since I'm from Michigan and I like Northern Michigan. I love the cover and the time period of the story.

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    1. Forgot to leave my email:
      diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Forgot to leave my email:
      diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    3. You'll love this story and it's setting then, Dianne!! All the best, and thanks so much for coming by!

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  16. Thank for the great review. I'm going to love this.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks so much Mary, I think you'll love it too! Blessings!

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  17. This story sounds like a lot of fun, hope to read it!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I hope you do too, Melody! Hope all is going well!

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  18. A nice review, Noela. I enjoyed reading Tea Shop Folly.

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    1. Thank you so much, Marilyn! Appreciate you coming by!

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  19. Your review made me giggle. I can't wait to see what the book will do to me. I could use a laugh right now. What tea shall I drink while reading it? fishingjan(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. The tea I keep going back for is a strong English Breakfast, Jan! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the review, thanks. I'm about to do the drawing but should you not win, I pray you are blessed with laughter today anyhow!

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