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Stories for His Glory

Tea Shop Folly by Carrie Francett Pagels October 7, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 6:36 pm
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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!


Carrie Fancett Pagels is a multi-published 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!

My thoughts:

I picked up this book because it takes place in one of my favorite places in the world, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It was great visiting this part of state during historical times.

There are some funny things that take place. I loved the misunderstanding of the ladies coming to Lilly’s home. The overall story-line is very interesting and I loved the premise.

I will say I had some trouble really getting a hold of Lilly. At first I thought she was an innocent, quiet woman but as the book went on I thought her “southern-ness” became more prominent  and she came across as somewhat brash and that just didn’t fit with my earlier perceptions of her.

This is a quick read with an interesting story-line.

Visit Carrie here.

Grab your copy at Amazon, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network, Inc. in exchange for an honest review. 


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