Saturday, August 6, 2016

Tea Shop Folly (A Teacup Courtship Novella) by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Sometimes you need a quick read that's fun, light, and enjoyable.  I love reading novellas and visiting characters that I've met in previous books.

In Carrie Fancett Pagel's book we travel to one of my favorite states, Michigan.  From the back: Almost destitute, Lilly has run out of hope when she inherits her great-aunt’s home -- but it’s not the Tea Shop that a handsome young gentleman thinks it is. Lilly’s inherited house is crammed full of tea cups. Theo, a Soo Locks engineer, visits frequently in the hopes he will find the perfect antique teacup for his mother and is charmed by the lovely 'Shoppe owner.’ Lilly can’t turn the bachelor away when he persistently peruses her aunt’s collection, which she’s trying to pack up and remove from the house. Is the man only interested in the teacups, or in her? When Theo begins referring people to Lilly, and the genuine Tea Shoppe owner sets the police on Lilly for her lack of a business license, sparks fly!

In this rags to riches story, Lilly is destitute and caring for her sick mother and her sisters when she finds out she has inherited her quirky aunt's estate.  Sparks fly when Theo enters the picture.  In a charming story packed with humor, a little suspense, and tea it's another great read by Carrie Fancett Pagels.  The characters were well thought out, and my only complaint was I wish it was a little longer.  

So pick up your copy of Tea Shop Folly and enjoy a great read!  Happy Reading! 


  1. Thanks so much, Amy, for the cute review of Lilly and Theo's story! They are pretty sweet aren't they? I had fun with them!

  2. Great review. Hope to start reading this book this week.

  3. I hope you will enjoy Lilly and Theo's story, Becky!