Tea & Trouble by Lucinda Race #bookreviewTea & Trouble by Lucinda Race
Published by MC Two Press on August 1, 2023
Genres: Paranormal Cozy, Cozy Mystery
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Bookstore owner Lily Michaels still doesn’t know which kind of witch she’s going to be. She’s planning to read fortunes at her parents’ tea booth at the Fall Festival in the small town of Pembroke Cove, Maine. Is that her gift? Her snarky familiar, Milo, isn’t a lot of help. Lily’s mother warned her that reading the leaves would change someone’s life. Lily’s ready to make some changes of her own. Her relationship with Detective Gage Erikson—a.k.a. Detective Cutie— seems to be stuck in the perpetual friend zone. Maybe it’s time she went on a real date with someone else, like the new guy in town, Dax Peters.

Gage would like nothing more than to go on a real date with Lily, but romance will have to take the back burner when he’s is called to investigate another murder. Someone cut short the life of successful rose grower, Dean Hartley. Since when does horticulture lead to homicide?

Gage would be thrilled if Lily stuck to reading tea leaves and stayed out of trouble, but that’s just not in her puzzle-loving personality. Why were all the garden club members arguing with Dean at the festival? When Lily teams up with Gage once again in the race to resolve the rose-grower’s murder, can she continue to keep both her feelings and her magic a secret from Gage? Or will roses finally lead to romance for them?

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My Thoughts

This was a fantastic book with intriguing characters and excellent writing. Lily and Gage are investigating the latest case involving multiple suspects. The entire series is recommended highly and I truly hope it continues.


About Lucinda Race

Award-winning and best selling author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading everything she could get her hands on.

With her fingers practically fly over computer keys as she weaves stories about strong women and the men who love them. 

Lucinda lives with her husband and their two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts.