Publisher: Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications
Publication Date: July 1, 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: TEA SHOP FOLLY is only the second story I've read by Ms. Pagels but she is quickly developing a fan with me. I loved her first book (set in the lumber camps of the upper peninsula of Michigan) The Fruitcake Challenge, and TEA SHOP FOLLY was just as fun and entertaining as the other. Filled with misunderstandings, from misdirections to the tea shop, to letters arriving along with the guest, to a medicine that miraculously healed what it wasn't intended to. Along with the designing of the Soo Locks, there is also a lot of history included. I enjoyed getting to know Lilly and Theo, along with the other collection of characters introduced in this book. I'm looking forward to reading Ms. Pagel's backlist sometime and getting caught up in the literary wonders she is putting out. Great story, thoroughly enjoyed it. And I love tea cups and tea pots, too. Another plus.
I received this book from BookFun reader's club in exchange for an honest review.