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Monday, November 08, 2010

The Perfect Blend

      In The Perfect Blend, Trish Perry gives us a “perfect blend” of characters who keep you reading just to see what will happen next. Steph Vandergriff is a mess. She’s been jilted at the altar by Rick Manfred who has disappeared, she’s in a strange town, and she’s cut off all ties with her family and friends back home who warned her about her fiancé in the first place. As she sits on the steps of the building where her intended’s law office is, she cannot stop crying. Enter dear Millicent, owner of the tearoom across the street. She takes Steph in and ends up offering her a temporary job to replace a girl on vacation. After a few mishaps, Steph loves the work and Millie. In addition she makes friends with Christie and Liz who offer her a place to live. The problem is that Steph needs a permanent job so she can stay in Middleburg. Kendall James, the handsome owner of the inn where she’s staying, offers to help her find a job, but Steph’s clumsiness and distraction get her into trouble with each attempt. In the meantime she’s attracted to Kendall who is interested in more than finding Steph a job.  Just when their relationship seems to be blossoming, Runaway Rick returns, and Steph has some decisions to make. Can she stand on her own two feet and make her own decisions for her future? Interesting secondary characters, a beautiful historic town, new friends, and a few surprises make this a delightful book for reading curled up in your favorite chair with your own cup of tea.

Now hear from Trish and the story behind the story and the series.


It’s been such a thrill to start this new series! My dear editor at Harvest House asked me to consider a series centered on a cozy tea house, and I jumped at the idea. Although Milly Ashford Jewell, the shop owner, is about my own age, she’s quite a bit like my British mother—sharp, sweet, and interested in people and their happiness. The characters and stories in The Tea Shop Series are set in one of my favorite places ever. Middleburg , Virginia retains much of its historic flavor, with its old stone houses, elegant estates, rural farms, and small-town friendliness. I hope readers will be inclined to do exactly as you suggest, Martha—get comfy with a cup of tea and enjoy the read!

Love the tea room idea. Now if you'd like a copy of this delightful book, tell us what your favorite beverage is when you're writing or reading a good book. We'll put your name in and announce the winner on November 12.



16 comments:

Wendy said...

My favorite beverage is Dt Coke!
I am excited to read this book.
wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

misskallie2000 said...

My favorite beverage is hot tea. Green tea with honey and lemon or one of the other tea flavors I have. I drink a lot of water daily but have to have my tea especially when reading.

Pls enter me in the drawing for Trish's The Perfect Blend. Thanks

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

My favorite beverage is hot tea. Green tea with honey and lemon or one of the other tea flavors I have. I drink a lot of water daily but have to have my tea especially when reading.

Pls enter me in the drawing for Trish's The Perfect Blend. Thanks

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Charity said...

I like mainly tea but I also like Starbucks White Peppermint Mocha:) Delicious! Especially around this time of year. Please enter me in this giveaway. Would love to win it. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ann Lee Miller said...

My favorite beverage when reading a good book? Definitely a Starbucks light cafe vanilla Frappacino w/ soy milk. :) Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

charlie said...

Hi my favorite drink is a French Vanilla Cappacinno, or a nice herbal tea especially in the evening with a good book! I have read reviews of The Perfect Blend and would love to read this book in front of the fireplace especially on these cooler nights!
charliebear@rogers.com
London, Ontario, Canada

Merry said...

I love Starbuck's caramel frappucinos, yum! Please include me in the drawing for The Perfect Blend.
worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

Sandee61 said...

My favorite beverage is Rooibos tea, or peppermint tea. I also like my coffee, but limited to it so I prefer different teas most of the time. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you!

Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Shawna Williams said...

I would love to read this! Best wishes, Trish! shawnawilliams(at)allegiance.tv

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Somehow I missed this giveaway, Martha, and I LOVe Trish's books. Please enter me in this drawing.

pbphifer @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

my favoeite drink is either an iced via from starbucks or an iced hazelnut coffee from mcdoanlds! thanks!
dawnescobedo66@gmail.com

lollipops said...

I love iced tea - any flavor, but my favorite dessert tea is licorice flavored!

vernetlh (at) yahoo (dot) com

Deborah said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! My favorite blend is medium roast coffee with Creme Brule' Coffeemate in it! Yummm!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Deborah
dleathers36(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jo said...

Actually my favorite drink anymore is water but when I am reading a book, I do enjoy a cup of coffee or white peach tea.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Sherry Kyle said...

Hi Martha!

My favorite drink while reading is a nice cup of tea—any kind, but my favorite is green tea with lemon. Please enter me in the drawing. I LOVE Trish's books!

sherrykyle(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Blessings,
Sherry

Martha W. Rogers said...

Some great looking beverages here. My favorite is Green Tea with Orange and a skinny vanilla latte with cinnamon from Starbucks is a close second. Thanks for entering. Our winner will be announced on the loop.