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Tempest In A Teapot by Amanda Cooper


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Also by Amanda Cooper:

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Tempest In A Teapot, June 2014
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Tempest In A Teapot
Amanda Cooper

It's always teatime in Gracious Grove

Teapot Collector Mystery #1
Berkley Prime Crime
June 2014
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Featuring: Sophie Taylor
304 pages
ISBN: 0425265234
EAN: 9780425265239
Kindle: B00EOARZFA
Paperback / e-Book
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Mystery Cozy

Tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is the charming town of Gracious Grove, where time moves slowly, gossip spreads quickly, and the scones are to die for...

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 fiancee'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...

Teapot Collector Mystery


28 comments posted.

Re: Tempest In A Teapot

Its scary when someone remembers something that was not imporatant at the time. haha Kinda mysterious. :-)
(Lisa Hutson 2:24am June 3, 2014)

It depends on the memory. I know that some of mine are just
childhood images that I smile at and let go back in my box and
others give me nightmares before hiding again. But if I want
to give details I will think on it and then be able to tell
you things.
Tina Ullrich 6:14am June 3, 2014)

Some insignificant memories do pop up over and over again.
Pam Howell 8:44am June 3, 2014)

Different things trigger different memories for me. I might
remember something and know it's completely true, or I could
wonder if it was maybe just a dream.
Karin Anderson 9:41am June 3, 2014)

I have a terrible memory for things in the past - sometimes when people are telling a story and insisting I was there, I am TOTALLY not remembering any of it. Makes you wonder. Your book sounds great. Thanks for a chance to win.
Nancy Reynolds 9:51am June 3, 2014)

I have so many memories that are stored, and not all of them
are good ones. I plan on writing a book - hoping that it
will cast the demons out, once and for all!! There will
also be some good memories sprinkled along the way, but it's
the only way I can think of, short of therapy, to cast them
out. Some memories can be an awful thing, while others can
bring great comfort, as I've found from time to time. I
adore the cover to your book, and can't wait to read it!!
Whoever did the artwork, really went out of their way to
make it colorful, besides the fact that they put that
beautiful cat in the drawing!! Congratulations on your
Peggy Roberson 10:01am June 3, 2014)

Memories always come unbidden for me. As simple a thing as one word can bring sometime or some person to mind. Some make me happy and some make me what I was doing! But, memories are what they are and they can't be changed.
Vennie Martinisi 12:49pm June 3, 2014)

I have a very good memory stemming back to my childhood from age 3 on up. Many things have stayed with me and I've always wonder why they resurface in my mind. In some cases, I think it's because of the greatness or fondness I had for a particular thing or event. Sometimes, it's the hilarious moments I shared with particular people and what we did together. I love your book cover, it's very nice and sounds like one I'd enjoy reading!
Linda Luinstra 8:08pm June 3, 2014)

I am very nostalgic and have some wonderful memories.
Lisa Garrett 8:23pm June 3, 2014)

i have a real good memory and can remember things when i was a
small kid
Denise Smith 6:06am June 4, 2014)

It is funny some of the things I remember.
Mary Preston 8:05am June 4, 2014)

My memory of when I was a child is so bad. I wish I could remember way back when but I just can't. My sister and brother can remember everything but I just remember a few things. It's sad.
Bonnie Capuano 8:20am June 4, 2014)

Like Peggy, it is probably best I try not to remember my childhood. Not good memories. At all. Since my mom died in 1995 (when I had so many doctors' appointments to relate to siblings), I have kept daily records of my life, so it is easy to go back and remind myself of those memories - much better memories....
Elaine Seymour 8:23am June 4, 2014)

takes me a few days to a few weeks to find something or
remember something.
Kent Cook 8:56am June 4, 2014)

You've put it so well."The image or memory doesn’t just get
transferred onto the page. It’s a tiny lump of clay to be
played with, formed, rejected and re-formed into something
else. A bit from here, a bobble from there and before you
know it, it’s unrecognizable as the original."

Yes there are so many things that stick to us. They don't
just fade away however insignificant they may seem.
Geeta Nair 8:58am June 4, 2014)

Nostalgia has a great deal of influence upon my memories and I
do remember many things that occurred.
Sharon Berger 9:55am June 4, 2014)

I agree with so many. I have some wonderful memories. As I've
gotten older the bad ones seem to recede. I do get nostalgic
when talking about the past.
Sharon Shearouse 11:16am June 4, 2014)

I look back with an older eye now and savor the moments even more!
Denise Austin 12:06pm June 4, 2014)

Actually one of my memories is kinda weird and pops up like one of those songs you can't get out of your mind. My friend and I went to a college production of "Bat Boy" based on long ago tabloids and it was the most disturbing yet entertaining play I've seen to date that is college done. I know it's random and weird but it kinda just makes me smile.
Sally Hannoush 12:07pm June 4, 2014)

I love hearing a song & remembering what I was doing the
first time I heard it! One of my favorite memories is of
being in the car with my uncle, who is just 13 years older
than me, & hearing Carole King's "You've Got A Friend".
He's always been more of a big brother to me, & I know I can
always count on him!
Maria Proctor 12:52pm June 4, 2014)

Judy Ferguson 1:29pm June 4, 2014)

I don't write much down. But I do have those strange little snippets that seem insignificant but I am holding onto them for some reason. I so want to read this book!
Brooke Showalter 2:19pm June 4, 2014)

I have so many memories, especially from my childhood. Some I can take out, reminisce over, laugh at or cry then put away again. Others hit me with no warning, brought on by nothing more than a familiar scent or sight. Those tend to be the most intense but the most elusive, coming and going at will with no conscience effort on my part. So strange but wonderful how the mind works.
Debbie Kelly 2:28pm June 4, 2014)

I do love a good cuppa and I have a Siamese cat.
Catherine Myers 9:41pm June 4, 2014)

I have a lot of memories of my childhood, they bring smiles and sometimes tears my face. I let my memories be that just memories - I don't need to re-evaluate from my adult perspective. thanks for the chance
Kimberley Coover 10:56pm June 4, 2014)

I think it matters with the emotions involved. My earliest memory is of green carpet & throwing a temper tantrum.
Laura Gullickson 11:56pm June 4, 2014)

I love Victoria’s other 2 series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries & Merry Muffin
mysteries. So I KNOW I’m going to enjoy this one. Thanks for the giveaway
Linda R 9:24pm June 5, 2014)

There are places, scents, or events that would trigger a memories from my childhood or even from my dreams. I think my long term memory is a lot better than my short term memory. It does takes me awhile just to recall what I'm thinking.
Kai Wong 1:44am June 6, 2014)

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