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Sweet Tea Revenge

(A Tea Shop Mystery #14)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  2,277 ratings  ·  327 reviews
In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Agony of the Leaves, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning may always be a bridesmaid, never a bride, but this groom is never going to make it to the altar…

Theodosia Browning’s dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems t
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2013)
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Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs.
I was surprised and very disappointed in this book. In fact, so horrified by the main character and waaaaay too long descriptive cliched sentences that I have decided to go back and re-read an early book in this series to see if things have always been this way. I don't remember Theodosia Browning, the main character, as being so flighty and panic-y and illogical in earlier books. Theo seemed sharp and snippy a lot of times. Perhaps it has just been such a long
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Opening the pages of a Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mystery series feels like actually walking into the Indigo Tea Shop and experiencing the sights, sounds and mouth-watering aromas found within.

Sweet Tea Revenge, the latest installment in the series, begins with a wedding that was never meant to be - and someone makes sure of that.

Theodosia Browning is serving as maid-of-honor for her friend, Delaine Dish, who is marrying Theo’s neighbor, Charleston attorney Dougan Granville. Despite terrible weather
Carole Crawford
Jul 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Very sadly, this series is on the usual downhill slide which occurs with almost all series authors nowadays. It started out fresh and interesting, but with the author adding more and more series to her work load, certainly this one has become a victim. The recipes are overall good, however, a redeeming quality. But, like many other modern series, I prefer to go to the library at some point (usually after about the fifth edition) and just copy recipes on their machine and return the books to the ...more
Oct 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I am starting to lose my enthusiasm for these books. I enjoy the teashop and the main characters, and the tea and the food and the recipes! But this one barely held my attention. The murderer was hardly mentioned and seemed to make a surprise appearance at the end; Theodosia is becoming a bit too pompous about her detective skills (still snagging evidence, yet Tidwell doesn't seem to care anymore she is messing with crime scenes); and I think she is yet again about to dump a boyfriend and start ...more
Melissa Gans
Jun 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
I found the story boring and I didn't care about the characters. No one bothered to proofread or edit the copy, so I guess the author and publisher also don't care.
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this mystery and the twists that the story took. I did not guess who the killer was. I also liked the tea and food and recipes, which has been consistent throughout this series. I was surprised that this story involved ghost hunting. I was also surprised that it didn't make this story weird.
Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Theodosia Browning is once again serving up tea and tasty treat along with a side of mystery. When her neighbor and fiance of her good friend is murder on the wedding day, Theodosia is brought onto the case by Delaine Dish, the grieving almost widow. With possible inheritance, smuggled Cuban cigars, jealous ex-girlfriends, smarmy business partners, angry inn keepers, cocaine, and prodigal step-sons being just a few of the issues involved, Theo definitely has her work cut out for her in uncoverin ...more
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Tea Revenge is the 14th book in the A Tea Shop Mystery series. It's always a treat for me to enter the cozy confines of the Indigo Tea Shop. Child's writing puts me right inside the store and I can literally see Theodosia, Haley, and Drayton scurrying around helping the customers of shop.

Delaine Dish has asked Theodosia to be a bridesmaid at her wedding. the wedding day has arrived and as time is approaching for the ceremony, Theodosia goes to Dougan Granville, the groom, and finds him dea
Jenny (Reading Envy)
I've always said you should read mysteries that are set in a place you love, and I have been reading these Charleston-based Tea Shop mysteries since I moved to South Carolina. Compared to what I'm reading most of the time, they are a bit lighter, but I love sticking my nose into their world. It is very southern, very Charleston, and the details of the place surround me like a comfortable sweater. I try to go to Charleston at least once a year, but it's never enough.

In Sweet Tea Revenge, a groom
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Someone suggested I try this series. I had recently visited Charleston and loved it and I love tea so I thought, why not? Well, it's not my cup of tea. I couldn't connect with the main character and I was not impressed with her role in solving "the mystery" and exposing the killer. As I read the other reviews for this book, I see that others who enjoy the series weren't thrilled with this particular one either but I still doubt that I'll try another.
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series. I love tea so I always take away a bit of knowledge. The characters are always great, old stuffy Drayton even seems a to have bit of a good time in this installment. I started at the beginning of this series when it first came out and I loved watching the characters mature and Ms.Childs has done a great job rounding them out, I wish we had Indigo Tea Shop around here.
Peggy Zeigler
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this was pretty good, I didn't know who did it till near the end and had some idea. I'm a tea drinker and it was interesting reading about the different teas and desserts. the story moves along and I think I have read some others of this series and may look for the others in the future.
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, cozies
Sweet Tea Revenge, Laura Childs

The moment had finally arrived. My Gunpowder Green tea was brewed, blanket heated and ready, pillow fluffed, and a fresh new copy of Laura Child’s Sweet Tea Revenge beckoning from my night table. With a huge grin, I opened the book to the first pages and immediately tumbled into the story. Laura Childs has a way of making that happen.

Sweet Tea Revenge is Laura Child’s latest episode in her Tea Shop Mysteries set in Charleston, South Carolina. As thunder rolls and
Nancy Narma
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it

“A Steaming Cup of Murder and Mystery”

Theodosia Browning has a “Full plate”. Not only as the owner/operator of the bustling “Indigo Tea Shoppe”, but she has agreed to be the Maid of Honor in her flighty friend, Delaine Dish’s whirlwind wedding. The wedding day turns out to be a stormy one in Charleston, which makes the venue, the “Ravencrest Inn” even creepier and more foreboding. The guests are seated, Delaine’s perpetually late sister/bridesmaid, Nadine finally saunters in, while Theo, attendi
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I’ve read several of Laura Child’s books, including the Tea Shop Series, and was very disappointed in SWEET TEA REVENGE.

The day of Theodosia’s friend Delaine’s wedding (they’ve been engaged for four weeks), the groom is late. Theodosia finds him in his room at the Inn, cold and pulseless, white powder on a table next to him. Further investigation reveals that he has also been hit on the head turning his death into a homicide. Since his death had been recent, how cold could his body have been?

Penny McGill
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy
Passed a few delightful hours with Laura Childs' latest installment in the world of Theodosia. Isn't it crazy that just seeing the cover of this book and thinking the names of the supporting cast in this series can make me feel cheerful. Surely that is an unreasonable expectation to put on an unsuspecting cozy murder mystery? Not at all. The book did the trick as all of Laura Childs' books do because they manage to straddle the divide between frothy and serious with such success.

I'll be a little
✨ Gramy ✨
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This woman sleuth happens to own a tea shop. Who knew there were so many different types of tea and ways to serve them? Not me, this series has taught me something there.

Theo stays busy, busy, busy. But she always finds time to investigate the current murder. Each book delivers a cozy read for enjoyable entertainment. I really liked this one, even more than alot of the others in this series. These characters are like friends and its always great to see them again.

Each book is able to stand on i
Dec 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 is a better reflection.

I loved the suspects and the victim had a lot of people against him. It makes for a good mystery. We have a catering job to let us hear more about the food and tea. I love to hear about what they make!

I knew who it was and why about 60% of the way through, but I finished it to see how all the other things worked out, but we don't get a wrap up of all the things. I hope the next one has those answers.

I love Theodosia and her tea shop, but this was not my favorite visi
Nola Arganbright
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Time for a wedding but is anything as it should be with the friends of the Indigo Tea Shop? This is a perfect book for those who enjoy a little bit of extra creepy in their mysteries. I was being transported back to days of Halloween and feeling like I needed to turn on the lights.
There are as usual wonderful goodies and tea parties that I wish I could attend. A great mystery to add to the Tea Shop collection!
Jenni Schell
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laura Childs has done it once again. I love this series. Theo is such a wonderful and warm character that I feel like I should be living in a cottage in Charleston, right next door. Once again she is thrown into another murder mystery and sets out to find the true killer. This book is funny and keeps your attention from beginning to end. Somehow, I miss Agony in the Tea Leaves. But, I will remedy that very soon. Fantastic read.
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The characters need to grow in this series, usually by now a relationship has been established with the main character and partner. Not so here, Theo gets a new boyfriend every few books. Theodosia was better in this book, she actually worked in the tea shop and treated her employees better than the last book. It may be time to wrap this series and start something fresh.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
I finished the book. I think I'm finished with this series. I love tea and food but these characters just don't interest me enough or at all. I like Charleston and history. I don't know. I just didn't care, really I could only get myself to skim this book.
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I still would like to visit the Indigo Tea Shop, which exists only in the pages of this series but the stories need something new. In fourteen books people die and the heroine solves the mystery. Yet she is not a detective or a PI. The fantasy is wearing thin.
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
My first Tea Shop mystery and my last.

Theo is the owner of the tea shop and main character. She is called to help solve a murder. Her friends intended is killed on the day of their wedding.

The novel rambles on about tea and menus and never develops a convincing story.
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I didn't figure out the murderer until Theodosia did. Usually I guess earlier on because I have read all the books in the series and can usually guess where the author is going with it. This book series is filled with fun reads that are perfect for summer.
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Love reading this series as much for the tea and recipes as for the characters. Could not put it down
Jun 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too simplistic. I would be a good read for teenage grand daughters.
May 29, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't like the book and gave up about 1/3 of the way through it... Not for me...
Shelley Giusti
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fantastic read!!!
Mar 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I may be coming to the end with reading this series. Theodosia is starting to be a bit tiring.
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Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt and she is the best-selling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.

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