Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CFBA Tour: Tea For Two and GIVEAWAY

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tea For Two
Harvest House Publishers (April 1, 2011)
Trish Perry

I enjoy Trish's book. If you've never read one and would like to try, then leave a comment at the end about your favorite type of tea or tea desert. Personally, I LOVE scones. I have a recipe for orange cranberry scones that I love to make and freeze ahead. YUMMY!

Zack Cooper tries his best to raise his children, but he's losing his grip on them in their teen years. They've both had scrapes with the local law.

Tea Shop owner Milly Jewel has the perfect woman in mind to help Zack. Counselor Tina Milano meets weekly at the tea shop with her women's group. Milly encourages Zack and Tina to work together to draw the teens back before they get in even hotter water. Milly never thought things might heat up between Zack and Tina. Or did she?

Tina's connections with the Middleburg police department prove a mixed blessing for Zack and his kids. Both her best friend and old boyfriend are officers on the force.

And when Tina's women's group gets wind of her personal pursuits and clashes, they want to help. The group's meetings at the tea shop take on a slightly different flavor. Tina wonders who, exactly, is counseling whom.

Although heroine Tina Milano and her women's group are mentioned in The Perfect Blend (the first book in this series), Tea for Two is where we meet her and hero Zack Cooper. I knew I would write this book while I wrote the first, so it was fun to plant a passing mention of Zack and Tina while I wrote Steph's story in The Perfect Blend. By the time I was able to write Tina and Zack's story, I was eager to unfold their lives, conflicts, and love. I hope readers will be eager to experience what happens to them!

If you would like to read the first chapter of , go HERE.

Watch the Book Video:

A word from our Author: I started writing short stories—pretty bad ones. And I started taking creative writing courses to round out my degree. So I was in classes full of people just like me—lousy writers. But we were learning!

Then the Lord led me to a local writers' group, Capital Christian Writers, and the contacts and friends I made through CCW enriched my personal life and my writing life more than I can measure. Through CCW and through reading just about every book and magazine ever published by Writer's Digest, I started catching on. Now I'm writing full time and man oh man do I love it.

Before the writing began, I worked for attorneys in Washington, D. C. I worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission. And I was a stockbroker. A horrible stockbroker. How do people do that? Take responsibility for other people's financial futures? Yikes. I'm perfectly happy to take responsibility for the amount of time any one person wants to spend reading my books. If you enjoy the experience, then know that we both enjoyed it together. I love that about books.

In the midst of all that fretting over other people's money and writing about other people's lives, I racked up a few personal experiences myself. Some good, some bad, but all part of God's plan. Now I'm an empty nester living in Northern Virginia. My brilliantly funny son is in college. I have a savvy, gorgeous grown daughter, a charming son-in-law, and an amazing grandson.

Watch the Book Video:


Theresa N. said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, I'd love to read it.
Theresa N

Jason and Emily said...

Thanks for a great interview and giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

My all-time favorite tea is Jasmine Pearl. When we went to China to adopt, we got to sample so many varieties of tea, but that one was incredible. I tried buying it in the States and it's nowhere near the same.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your writing journey. Your books sound like a lot of fun!

Jason and Emily said...

Oops! My email:

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite tea is Mandarin Orange Spice, and I like to have it with a sugar cookie. Love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!


Solo Flight said...

Would love to read this book....Tea is the only drink for me and would love to sit on my porch with a tall glass of Ice Tea and read it.


kristen said...

Love going to tea. What a fantastic place to set a book.
My favorite is also scones. Nothing like it with clotted cream or marmalade. Yum!

Trish Perry said...

I recently discovered Celestial Seasonings' Bengal Spice tea. I can't believe it doesn't have sugar in it! Really nice.

Thanks for doing the give-away of my book, Cara!

Janet said...

I love Iced tea and a good book!! Would love to read this book!! I love to eat Apple Dumplings with my tea!!

Cara Putman said...

Y'all are making me hungry. I love apple dumplings. And that tea sounds great, Trish!

Ann Lee Miller said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

Nora said...

Hi, Trisha and Cara;

This book sounds like fun. I Love all kinds of teas and I LOVE TEA CUPS!!

Watched the book trailer. This sounds like a good read. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.


Nora St.Laurent
norafindinghope (at) gmail.com

Rose McCauley said...

I like decaf green tea with a squeeze of lemon and honey or stevia. I'd love to win this book. crmcc@setel.com Thanks!

Pat Iacuzzi said...

What a lovely interview...I'm drinking green tea due to health issues. Would love to win this book--thank you Cara and Trish! Blessings!

Shirley Kiger Connolly said...

Trish, I love the interviews you do. And I love ANYTHING about tea. Your book sounds adorable.
I sure hope my name is not coming in too late.
Blessings on LOTS of wonderful sales, Trish.

Anne Payne said...

I have the first book in this series and loved it. My favorite tea is Plantation Mint, hot, in a special tea cup my mom bought for me years ago. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Tea for Two.


Jo said...

More and more I prefer drinking tea to coffee. I love Raspberry ice tea and for hot tea my favorite is white peach. Yummy! This book sounds wonderful and I do enjoy reading Trish's books. Please enter me.


Jan Marie said...

I am currently reading another of Trish's books and can't put it down - would love to win Tea for Two.

I have tried many types of flavored and gourmet teas and I always wind up coming back to plain old Lipton's tea bags - piping hot or ice cold - either way if fine, depending on the weather.


Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, cranberry scones are THE BOMB!! And, having a Trish Perry book in my hand while I'm eating them would make them even better! Thank you for hosting her ~ she's an excellent writer.

amanda38401 at gmail dot com

Trish Perry said...

What wonderful comments! You all have made my week! I'm just about to have a cup of Sleepy Time tea before heading to bed--I think I'm getting addicted to it. Really relaxing.

But hot white peach tea? And apple dumplings? Oh, mama!

karenk said...

would love to read book two in this series...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Penelope Powell said...

I love Black Vanilla tea. I confess it tastes a lot like a cup of vanilla coffee, but tea is best with scones.:-) Really want to read the new book.


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