Monday, April 27, 2020

ROCCO celebrates Spring (a little late, due to move)_ with author Laura Childs and the Lavender Blue Murder!

What better way to celebrate Spring than with everyones favorite tea show owner, Theodosia Browning, who is back in her 21st adventure!

The human and I have  been a fan of this series from the start and we've watched Theodosia grow into a mature Nancy Drew, along with her two sidekicks, faithful sommelier Drayton and baker Haley.  (And let's not forget Earl Gray, her faithful Dalbrador!)  We've seen Theo get herself in some pretty tight spots, usually at the peril of her wardrobe.  Somehow she always manages to come out on top. we've seen her through some pretty traumatic romances, too....let's  hope her latest, Riley, is a keeper!


 Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means elevenses (sloe gin fizzes), gun loaders, the drawing of pegs, fine looking bird dogs, and shooting costumes of tweed, herringbone, and suede.

But as gunshots explode like a riff of Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor's lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death.

His wife, Meredith, is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Meredith again pleads with Theodosia for help.

As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, Reginald's daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned, and Meredith is determined to find answers via a séance. All the while Theodosia worries if she's made a mistake in inviting a prime suspect to her upscale Lavender Lady Tea.

We also love the travel tips and tea suggetions at the end of each book!  Really, this series is a must read for mystery fans.....those who love a good "thrillzie" will definitely enjoy Theo and company!

Run, dont walk to your local bookstore to get your copy! 

The author, Laura Childs, will giveaway a signed copy of LAVENDER BLUE MURDER to one lucky commenter!

To enter, just leave your name and email address in our comments section!  All winners will be chosen at random using  To gain extra entries, mention this blog and giveaway on your facebook page, twitter or webpage!  Be sure to mention you've done that when you leave your comment.  US entries only please!  Contest ends May7!


  1. Looking forward to this one!

  2. Wow that cover is amazing! I’d love to win. Thanks to Laura for the giveaway and thanks ROCCO for hosting! Tari H barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Hi Rocco Good to see you back. Laura's covers are always so pretty and the stories so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Rocco- you have found a wonderful author that writes great books so I am so happy on my 60 something birthday to enter this and lots of love for you. In fact recently one of my cats has been so overly loving and when you have 2 chihuahuas they want to share my lap also. peggy clayton ptclayton @

  5. Hi Rocco, hope you're enjoying Arizona. This is one of my favorite series. Love the Charleston setting and the tea shop. Can't wait to read the book. Sharing on Facebook.

  6. Good day Rocco. I love the cover. It is gorgeous. Theodosia always takes the reader on a wonderful journey. My fingers are crossed for luck. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. I would love to win! Thanks! ❤

  8. This is a fun series. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  9. This is a great series! I'm behind on the books, but I'm happy to see another installment out. Marla Bradeen: mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

  10. I love this series. I have read everyone of the books. I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.

  11. All my faves - favorite color, favorite drink and favorite author. The tea shoppe and scrapbooking series are the best. Thank you for a chance to win!

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