Tearoom for Two - Tearoom Mysteries - Book 1
Cousins Elaine Cook and Jan Blake are ready for a new season in their lives. Together, they purchase a lake side Queen Anne-style house in Maine and, following in their grandmother's footsteps, convert part of the house into a tearoom. Expecting their new life to be quiet and uneventful, they're surprised to find themselves drawn into baffling mysteries. When they buy an unusual teapot for a song at a flea market, the dealer desperately tries to buy it back. And then a woman starts snooping around their house. Is she after the teapot or the sapphire ring the cousins found inside a wall? When Elaine is threatened by a midnight burglar, they must spring into action, using their wisdom, deductive skills, and a dose of prayer to get to the truth behind the mysterious happenings. Undaunted and determined to make a success of their venture, they discover they're as good at uncovering the truth as they are at serving tea.
About the Series
Treat Yourself to a Flavorful Blend of Faith, Fun & Mystery!
Come explore this quaint village with its picturesque mountain lake surrounded by wild blueberry bushes, at your leisure. Like the people who come to Elaine and Jan’s tearoom, you’ll find yourself feeling relaxed.
Then join in the fun of solving the mysteries alongside the cousins as they find themselves in the middle of situations that take perseverance and faith to work out. Adding to that a budding romance with an old beau, a whirlwind of family and friends, the exciting adventures of a new life, and you’ll find yourself wrapped up in stories you won’t want to put down.
A Captivating Mystery That Will Keep You Turning the Pages
Elaine and her cousin, Jan, were both ready for a new season in their lives, so together they purchased a rambling lake house on the quiet shore of Lake Chickadee in Maine. Following in their grandmother’s footsteps, they converted part of the house into a charming tearoom that spills out onto the large veranda overlooking the lake.
As Elaine and Jan pour their heart and soul into making the tearoom a success, they are surprised to find themselves a magnet for the town’s many mysteries. People come for the delicious tea and crumpets and end up sharing all sorts of news and dilemmas with the cousins who are always eager to get involved. The lake house is also a goldmine of buried artifacts that raise puzzling questions of their own. Fortunately for everyone, the cousins are as good at serving up the truth as they are at serving tea.
Enjoy Heartwarming Tales Full of Flavor & Steeped in Mystery
Books in the Series
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?
And there’s more… including High Tea, Time to Steep, and Tea Cakes!
Meet the Characters
As an army wife, Elaine enjoyed an exciting life raising her family while traveling the world. The loss of her husband, Ben, was devastating, but with her strong faith and loving family she has endured. You can always count on her for a friendly smile and a sympathetic ear.
Unlike Elaine, cousin Jan has lived in Central Maine all her life. Her husband, a welder passed a decade ago, and she found out how strong she really is. She’s a bit of a home body, and an award winning baker.
He’s a local auctioneer and Elaine’s childhood friend who is recently showing more than a friendly interest in her. She’s not ready to move on from her husband, but she cherishes Nathan’s friendship nonetheless.
A lawyer living in town, he’s also an old schoolmate of Elaine’s and is delighted to see her again. But it’s Jan who catches his eye.
This charming young woman is Elaine and Jan’s first employee hire. It soon becomes clear that she has a gift for baking, so Jan takes her under her wing as an unofficial apprentice.
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