Friday, March 2, 2012

Book Blurb/ A Brewing Romance


Here we at Friday again and now the days are starting to race through March. It has been a busy week that included more tornados in our area. Oh, I hate and fear this tumultous weather! The coming week has a loaded calendar also. This morning I have a birthday brunch on the calendar, but I wanted to take a few mintues to try the Book Blurb. The picture this week has all kinds of possible stories hidden in the scene of the tea table. The limit of 150 words was quite limiting this week! My own blurb falls short because oh, I see so much more story in my setting! However, the calendar calls and I will have to leave the blurb at this point, although I would love to spend some time developing the rector!

For complete rules and links to more of today's book blurbs, visit Lisa's blog at
http://www.writinginthebuff.net/2012/03/book-blurb-53-pekoe-boo-baby.html. Now on to the brunch and you all have a good Friday!



                                                          A Brewing Romance
Camray Hardisty had played at tea since she was five years old. She set out her toy china on a tea towel, filled plates with marshmallows, and hostessed doll tea parties. Now her dream came true with her grandmother’s trust fund, and she opened the Tea Spoon on the village square.
But Bingville residents did not take easily to the new. Councilmen that hindered her business license for so long, now shied away from sipping tea at her tables. The grand dames only came in to appraise her cranberry scones and tilt their noses up at her Darjeeling before turning over the china to check its mark. Her shop was struggling to stay afloat.

Then the rector began to drop in regularly, first for Wednesday quiche and then for afternoon tea. The village tongues began to wag as Camray began to ponder what was behind-or under-the clerical collar.

6 comments:

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Wonderful! I love that you included marshmallows on the plates - my kind of girl. You've done a great job with it, I think!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice job! I'm already rooting for her! I hope she and the rector fall in love and live happily ever after. :)

irishoma said...

Hi Claudia,
Very vivid and evocative. Tea is my beverage of choice.
Donna

Kim said...

I love an English country story. Is the rector hot under the collar, or just HOT?

Loved it!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I really like your story! I wonder what will happen between the two of them ... perhaps business will pick up just so the snobby ladies can do a bit of spying?

Kathy M.

Kay L. Davies said...

I can just see the marshmallows on the childhood plates, too.
Well, I'm with Lisa, rooting for the rector to be just what the doctor ordered. (There has to be a doctor, too, in a "cozy" mystery!)
Looking forward to buying the book when it comes out.
K