Friday, August 26, 2011

Book Blurb/Taos Tea

Absolutely amazing this morning! It was 61 degrees when I stepped out on the deck as soon as light was showing. I brewed tea and grabbed reading materials as fast as I could. Delightful! Of course, now at noon it is alreayd 94 again, but with the memory of 60 degree air still fresh on my skin, I can tolerate the heat.

I am slow on the book blurb today, but I didn't want to miss again. So here goes with a little ditty for the photo that Lisa posted. For more blurbs and writing rules to play, go to

Taos Tea
As soon as Mellie Fangrove saw the stucco building on the High Road to Taos, she knew she wouldn’t be returning to Cincinnati. She didn’t know if she could convince the locals, much less the tourists, to stop for her cranberry muffins and hand-made scones, but she was determined to try.

The local ranchers, wearing chaps and spurs, did stop in at her shop "High Mountain Hot Buns", but they wanted black coffee with their raisin scones. She didn’t give up though. She brewed a pot of dark, rich tea every day even if she had to drink it all herself.

Then one day tall and rugged Chic Montonya walked in, his dusty Stetson pushed back on his forehead, boots crusted with sheep manure and said, “Ya got any Darjeeling?” Mellie lost her heart. Had she finally found gold and riches in northern New Mexico? Only time would tell….


Grandma's Goulash said...

I started smiling at "High Mountain Hot Buns" and just couldn't stop. Clever and fun blurb.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your "Blue Willow Woes". Wish I could think of some way to help you market those chipped ones....shame to have to store them.

Looking forward to tea this winter in one of those cups.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This looks like so much fun! I love your names, especially the name of the business. I hope that she painted the house and planted some flowers, lol! Great job.

Kathy M.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

This looks like a fun romance. You've painted a great picture already, and I haven't even started reading yet!

irishoma said...

Very creative. Maybe you've created a new type of tea--Taos Tea.

Tammy said...

I too smiled at "High Mountain Hot Buns" and lost it when Chic utters his line. Absolutely delightful!!!