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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Giveaway and Review of Leslie Matthews Stansfield's Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup


After the death of their mother, sisters Terry and Karen Sutter, turn their childhood home into a teahouse. It’s a dream come true, but the dream begins to resemble a nightmare when teacups start crashing to the floor in the middle of the night. Could the teahouse be haunted? There’s a list of possible ghostly candidates: the prior owner who is rumored to have left behind a buried treasure, two spinster neighbors who disappeared without a trace over forty years ago, or perhaps it’s Terry and Karen’s own mother trying to communicate with them. Karen, the older sister, thinks running a haunted teahouse might be fun, until the sisters come home one night to find the attic stairs covered in a trail of what appears to be blood. Is it a ghost or a warning? The teahouse’s new mascot, a psychic macaw, may provide some unexpected clues, but the sisters will encounter many more surprises before they solve this mystery.

My Review:

This was a great cozy, it had everything that I love about a cozy.  It had humor, mystery and even a little romance.  This was a book that once I got into it, I didn't want to put it down and I wanted to know why the teacup kept falling off the middle shelf.  There was more than one mystery in this wonderful book, the mystery of how the teacup falls, and the mysteries from the past of the missing neighbor sisters, the mystery of the bank robberies and the mystery of the death of Thurston Hamilton.  This book had it all, and I highly recommend it.  If you are looking for a can't put down read with mystery, humor, action and a little romance, (Christian ficition lovers will also like this book as it has a message of GOD's forgiveness in it) then this is the book for you.  I loved it!  Great job Leslie, I can't wait to read more about Madeline's Teahouse and it's wonderful owners and their friends. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. 

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Author Bio:
LESLIE MATTHEWS STANSFIELD is the author of MR. TEA AND THE TRAVELING TEACUP, the first book in the Madeline’s Teahouse series. She is the author of a previous book, Windsor Locks, on the town she lives in. She grew up in Delmar, New York, and credits her friends with developing her imagination. Leslie is a graduate of University of Hartford and recently received her Masters’ degree from the University of Phoenix in Educational Leadership. She is a math tutor in a public school as well as the Christian Education Director of her church. She is currently working on her second book in the Madeline’s Teahouse series. She has four children and eight grandchildren and lives in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Giveaway:  Leave a comment below and the tour organizer, Cozy Mystery Book Reviews, will randomly pick three winners (may not be from this blog) from all of the stops on this tour.  Leave your contact info with your comment (email and I will contact you for your other info).  Good luck!!!!!!!!!  The prize is a Kindle copy of Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup!!!!!!!


  1. A haunted teahouse with a psychic macaw---what fun! The title doesn't sound like a cozy but the description sure does.

  2. I love reading cozy mysteries. And the cover is cute and simple. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  3. I love cozies, and this one sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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