Island Queen – Book Review

Thank you to the publisher William Morrow for this gifted book. “And don’t you ever take abuse or dim your light because of a fool. You’re remarkable. The rest of us are trying to catch up.” “You have to love yourself for more than a moment, ’cause moments pass.” —Island Queen, Vanessa Riley What book(s)Continue reading “Island Queen – Book Review”

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Plum Tea Crazy – Review

Thanks Berkley Publishing for this book of a fun tea shop mystery. “Kettles steamed, candles flickered, and the Aroma of sweet Moroccan Mint tea and malty Assam tea permeated the Indigo Tea Shop.” —Plum Tea Crazy, Laura Childs Can’t you just smell the deliciousness that is The Indigo Tea Shop? If not I’ve attempted toContinue reading “Plum Tea Crazy – Review”

It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Thank you Random House #randomhousepartner for the review book. “Would you like some hot tea or does that make you feel like an old lady?” — It’s Not All Downhill from Here, Terry McMillan First off, great Auntie Lo (Loretha), I implore you and Jalecia STOP MAKING TEA USING THE MICROWAVE and dunking tea bagsContinue reading “It’s Not All Downhill from Here”

Lady Audley’s Secret

“Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea. The most feminine and most domestic of all occupations imparts a magic harmony to her every movement, a witchery to her every glance. The floating mists from the boiling liquid in which she infuses the soothing herbs; whose secrets are known to her alone,Continue reading “Lady Audley’s Secret”

Miracle Creek – Review

“We all have thoughts that shame us.” Miracle Creek, Angie Kim This simple statement reveals a truth about human nature. None of us are perfect and those moments of frustration, anger, fear, loneliness—the list is long—can spark a chain reaction of events we never expected. Are we so consumed by our own lives and challenges,Continue reading “Miracle Creek – Review”