Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Book review: Tea Shop Folly by Carrie Fancett Pangels

About the Book

Almost destitute, Lilly has run out of hope when she inherits her great-aunt’s home -- but it’s not the Tea Shop that a handsome young gentleman thinks it is. Lilly’s inherited house is crammed full of tea cups. Theo, a Soo Locks engineer, visits frequently in the hopes he will find the perfect antique teacup for his mother and is charmed by the lovely 'Shoppe owner.’ Lilly can’t turn the bachelor away when he persistently peruses her aunt’s collection, which she’s trying to pack up and remove from the house. Is the man only interested in the teacups, or in her? When Theo begins referring people to Lilly, and the genuine Tea Shoppe owner sets the police on Lilly for her lack of a business license, sparks fly!

My Review

This comedy of errors features mistaken identities, mistaken addresses, and mistaken livelihoods, which make this a light-hearted, fun read.  The writing is smooth, the characters were interesting, and the plot was engaging.  

I read this novella by a new-to-me author just after I had finished reading a wonderful book from a favorite award-winning author.  The transition was seamless!  Kudos to Carrie Fancett Pagels for bringing me into the story immediately and entertaining me throughout!  I look forward to reading more by this author.

Fans of historical romance will enjoy this book.

I received a digital copy of this novella from the author for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Carrie Fancett Pagels is a multi-published award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!


  1. Thanks Kathy!! I am so glad u enjoyed Lilly n Theo's story! They were fun to create n hang out with!

    1. I thought the north/south difference added a lot to the story.