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Steeped In Evil by Laura Childs

I’m usually not much of a murder mystery reader but when I was asked to review this tea infused novel, I just couldn’t resist. I am so glad that I did because it turned out to be a real page turner. The main character, Theodesia Browning, is a redheaded tea shop owner with a penchant for getting tangled up in murder investigations. I was worried that I might be a little lost having never read other books from this series but that was not an issue at all. The author’s style is wonderfully colorful and descriptive. Every time that I picked up this book I was transported to Charleston, South Carolina.

The timing couldn’t have been better as I leave my job in the wine industry to manage a tea house. Both tea and wine are intricately and factually woven throughout the story. I don’t want to give too much away but I will say that I was left guessing until the very end. I’ve been working a ton lately and a light, fun read like this was just what the doctor ordered. Don’t let the 350 page count scare you, I breezed through it in about a week of reading just on my commute. A collection of delicious sounding recipes is included at the end of the book, many of which are featured in the story. I will definitely need to give a few of those a try myself!

You can find out more about this book here.
Book provided for review by author.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.