About Crosswords and ChamomileWhen an opportunity arises for the tearoom to host a special event with famed puzzle maker Bill Markham, Jan is elated! The event brings in puzzle lovers from all over Lancaster, Maine, but at Tea for Two, mystery often lurks in unexpected places.
When Katelyn Grande begins her puzzle, she quickly realizes that it was made specifically for her—as a declaration of love!
As Jan and Elaine set out to discover who the would-be paramour might be, they quickly find the clues more challenging and cryptic—than any of Bill’s legendary puzzles. Meanwhile, when Jan’s granddaughter Avery begins practicing her cello after school at the tearoom, she confides in Elaine about problems she’s having with a friend.
Can Elaine draw on the wisdom she gained raising her own children to help the girl navigate the difficult waters of preteen angst?
- Other Books in the Series
Titles in Tearoom Mysteries
Tearoom for Two (Book 1)
Inspired by their grandmother, cousins Elaine and Jan decide to open Tea for Two, a lakeside tearoom where they can serve up cups of comfort to their patrons. When they buy a teapot at a flea market, the dealer tries to buy it back, and then a woman starts snooping around their house. Is she after the teapot, or the elegant piece of jewelry the electrician found in a wall? Then a would be thief nearly gets away with stealing their property from a restorer’s shop. When Elaine is threatened by a midnight burglar, it’s time for extreme action. Determined to make a success of their venture, the cousins press on in faith, uncovering many surprises and family secrets as they settle into the community and grow their new business together.
Tea Rose (Book 2)
Rose Young, a waitress at Tea for Two, comes to Elaine and Jan in distress. Her mother died recently, and in cleaning out her house, Rose found a death certificate — for herself. The document says she died when she was a year old. Rose knows very little about her mother’s past; and this death certificate suggests that events at the beginning of Rose’s life were even more mysterious. She doesn’t feel she can truly lay her mother to rest without understanding what happened decades ago. What could this death certificate mean? What happened when Rose was a year old — and what part did her mother play in it? It takes all of the cousins’ combined skills to sort out this confusing and eerie puzzle.
To a Tea (Book 3)
Elaine and Jan are preparing the tearoom for their first wedding reception, when the groom’s mother comes to Jan for help. Willa’s son, Ryan, a former Marine, has vanished. She doesn’t know where he went. He won’t answer either her or his bride-to-be’s phone calls, and the wedding is only a week away! Willa begs Jan and Elaine to help find her son before the big day. The cousins set out to discover: is Ryan simply experiencing cold feet, or is there something — or someone — more dangerous at work?
Crossroads and Chamomile (Book 4)
Burning Secrets (Book 5)
And there’s more to come… including High Tea, Time to Steep, and Tea Cakes!