Friday, January 19, 2018

"Tea Rose" by Erin Keeley Marshall

About this book:

  “After helping to host Tea for Two’s first “Teas around the World” tasting, Rose Young approaches the proprietor/ cousins, Elaine Cook and Jan Blake, in distress. Rose’s mother died recently, and in going through her belongings, she found a death certificate—for herself! What could this document mean? What happened when Rose was a year old? The cousins’ search for truth behind this unsettling and reaches far beyond Lancaster, Maine, to a pivotal point not only in Rose’s life but also in history.
  Meanwhile, as the town prepares for its Fourth of July festival, much is at stake in the selectman election. Can Rose’s father, Clifton, win and preserve the charming character of Lancaster, or will greedy big-city outsider J. Eisley Segouri prevail with promises of big-box commerce? And Jan’s son, Brian, makes a tantalizing discovery that might help the cousins decipher the story of the sapphire ring found in one of the tearoom’s walls.”

Series: Book #2 in the “Tearoom Mysteries” series. Review of the first book, Here!

Spiritual Content- A couple Scriptures are mentioned; Prayers; Church going; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of churches, church going, services, hymns, & a pastor/reverend; A few mentions of thanking God; A few mentions of blessings & being blessed; A few mentions of a dedication.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’; A bit of eye rolling; Mentions of deaths; Mentions of wars; Mentions of prison, prisoners, & arrests; Mentions of break-ins & prowlers/intruders; Mentions of stealing & thieves; Mentions of injuries, pain, fighting, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a divorce and a wife leaving her husband; A few mentions of a work accident & death (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of assaults, jail time, & crimes; A few mentions of lies & lying; A couple mentions of a car crash & deaths; A couple mentions of something illegal; A couple mentions of gossip; A mention of betting/gambling;
             *Note: Mentions of car brands; A couple mentions of clothing brands.

Sexual Content- Some blushes; Mentions of interest, romance, flutters, & (not) dates; A mention of a hand kiss;
             *Note: A mention of someone butting in.  

-Elaine Cook, age mid-50s
-Jane Blake, age mid-50s
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        225 pages

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My personal Rating-

{Add ½ star for those wanting a light mystery.}
This one was interesting to me because of the German history & such! Both these first books to this new series have focused on other parts on the world (without actually going there), so I’m curious to see if later books in the series will keep this trend. :)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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