A Cup of Tea and a Good Book . . . .
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suite me.”
The Color of Tea
After moving with her husband to the island of Macau, Grace finds herself isolated and lonely. She is confronting her worst fears of infertility while her marriage is dissolving around her. Grace opens up a café where she serves tea, coffee, and macarons to the women of Macau. She slowly begins to carve out a place for herself; however, soon long buried secrets rise from the past and threaten her newfound happiness.
A Cup of Tea: a novel of 1917
by Amy Ephron
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Rosemary has led a privileged and uneventful life until the day, she spies Eleanor standing alone in the rain. Rosemary is aglow with pride when she rescues Eleanor and brings her home for a cup of tea. When she sees her fiancée exchange a significant look with Eleanor, however, Rosemary abruptly sends her away. This chance encounter will affect all of their lives as they live out their destiny in an America on the brink of World War I.
Darjeeling: a novel
by Bharti Kirchner
A tea plantation in India is the setting for a love triangle between Aloka, her sister, Sujata, and Pranab, a business manager. The novel alternates between the past in India and the present in New York, offering a view of traditional Indian life and the immigrant experience.
Death by Darjeeling
by Laura Childs
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Theodosia Browning owns a tea shop in Charleston. After catering an event where a guest dies from poisoned tea, Theo finds that she is the prime suspect. She must track down the person who committed the crime before she gets arrested for murder!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
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It’s just an ordinary day for Arthur Dent until Earth is destroyed by the Vogons to make way for an hyper-space bypass. Arthur is rescued in the nick of time by his friend Ford Prefect, an alien life form who had been living on Earth while compiling a new edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Unfortunately, Ford got them picked up by a Vogon ship not noted for its hospitality to stowaways. And so begins the adventure of his lifetime, including a quest to find a real cup of tea!
Kissed by a Sad Goodbye
by Deborah Crombie
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Annabelle Hammond was a successful businesswoman involved in the family tea business. When she is murdered, Scotland Yard calls in Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James to investigate. They must determine if her death ties in with the tea business, old boyfriends, betrayed sisters, or angry fiancées.
Lion in the Valley
by Elizabeth Peters
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With an archaeologist husband and a precocious 8-year old son, Amelia Peabody has a lot on her hands. They have just been given permission to excavate the Black Pyramid in Dashoor, and the Peabodys are excited. The abduction of their son, the reappearance of the Master Criminal, and an expedition that seems to be plagued by misfortune soon puts a damper on things. What’s a mother to do? When the going gets tough, the tough make tea and that’s just what Amelia proceeds to do as she plans her strategy to solve the mysteries!
Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha
by Dorothy Gilman
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Emily Pollifax is a well-mannered, tea-pouring Garden Club chairman who also happens to be a CIA agent. Whisked off to exotic Hong Kong, Mrs. Pollifax searches for a CIA agent. He alone may hold the key to the mysterious events at Feng Imports, a store that is supposedly an Agency front. Cat burglars, psychics, Interpol agents, and terrorists all converge on Hong Kong as Mrs. Pollifax races against time to find hidden agendas and murderers
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith
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Precious Ramotswe is the owner of the only detective agency in Botswana. Combining descriptive passages about the history, people, and geography of the country with mystery, she tells compelling stories about ordinary people. Missing husbands, jealous wives, stolen cars, con men, and witchcraft are just some of the cases that are brought before this delightful and resourceful woman. Through it all, Precious and her assistant brew numerous pots of tea to get them through the difficulties of the various cases.
The Tea House on Mulberry Street
by Sharon Owens
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Muldoon’s Tea Rooms in Belfast becomes a destination for a varied cast of characters, all who are at a crossroads in their lives. Starving artists, philandering husbands, spinster sisters, and pretentious society woman come to Muldoon’s, drink the tea, eat cheesecake, and leave resolved to make changes in their lives. When a fire almost destroys the tea shop, the call for change becomes even more drastic and lives will indeed be changed.
The Tea Rose
by Jennifer Donnelly
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London in 1888 is a place of cobblestone streets and gas lit alleys. Fiona works in a tea factory and dreams of someday owning her own tea shop A brutal man shatters her dreams and forces her to flee to New York where she discovers that she has not escaped the menace from her past and is forced to confront an evil that has stalked her across the ocean.
Tempest in the Tea Leaves
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Psychic Sunny Meadows find herelf in a pickle when she reads the tea leaves for the town librarian . . . and the news isn't good. She informs the police of her vision, but finds that she is too late to prevent the tragedy. Sunny now finds herself the prime suspect!