Friday, April 7, 2017

Short Review ~ Tea Shop Folly by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Kindle Edition
Published March 2nd 2017 by Hearts Overcoming Press (first published July 2016) 
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!

My Thoughts
4 STARS!!!
Historical fiction fans will enjoy this sweet story set around the Soo Locks and a tea 'shop'. The relationship between Theo and Lilly moves along pretty quick but in a novella, there is a lot to fit in. Pagels knows how to cut through the dross and get to the romance. ;) It was fun seeing Garrett Christy again. He's my favorite Christy brother! I bought the Kindle edition for convenience but I would recommend the paperback just for the gorgeous cover alone! 
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 Author Bio (short)

Carrie Fancett Pagels is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!


  1. Thanks so much Anne! Glad you enjoyed the story! We had fun getting inspired at that Charles City B&B didn't we?

    1. We sure did! I would love to go back again sometime. It was a lot of fun but I really needed more time to soak it all in! :)


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