Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Three Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon

Three Tainted Teas 
Book Summary

Aspiring witch and culinary entrepreneur, Mia Malone, must dispel a deadly plot to wreck her clients’ wedding in this charming continuation of New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s Kitchen Witch Mystery series.
Business is bubbling at Mia's catering
 service and cooking school, Mia’s Morsels, but toil and trouble are not far behind. Mia just accepted her toughest gig yet: last-minute wedding planner for Magic Springs’ own Romeo and Juliet. Though the small town is fairly accepting of magic, two families have been locked in a vicious feud spanning generations. Unfortunately for both families, they’re about to become in-laws! Amethyst and Tok are excited to wed in a few weeks and somehow Mia must ensure the event is flawless.
But when she goes to pick up paperwork from the couple’s previous wedding planner, Mia discovers the woman murdered in an apparent attempt to stop the contentious union. Now, not only is Mia a prime suspect, but as the new planner, she may also be the killer’s next target. Backed by her squad, her charms—literal and figurative—and a protective amulet from her Grans, it’s up to Mia to save the star-crossed couple’s wedding, her professional reputation…and maybe even her life!
My Thoughts

Three Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon is a spirited tale.  I enjoy visiting Magic Springs to catch up with Mia, Christine, Grans, and the other characters.  There is a great cast of characters in this series.  They are warm, friendly people who are slightly quirky.  Mia Malone is a kitchen witch who has taken an old school building and turned it into her home plus the base of Mia Morsel’s, her catering business.  In Three Tainted Teas, Mia is asked to become a wedding planner at the last minute for the nuptials of Amethyst and Tok.  Mia is soon glad that she charged double her normal fee when meets the combatting families.  It turns out that Tok’s family are shifters.  Neither family is happy with the union. When Chelsea, the former wedding planner, is found dead in her room, it is obvious someone wants to stop the nuptials.  Mia has no intention of letting that happen despite controlling parents, manipulations, and threats.  

Three Tainted Teas is the third book in The Kitchen Witch Mysteries.  It can be read as a standalone, but I believe it is better to read in order (or at least read One Poison Pie).  It will allow you to get to know the characters and the history of the school.  I like Lynn Cahoon’s writing style.  It is lighthearted and casual (makes for good reading).  The characters are like old friends.  I picked up Three Tainted Teas and finished it within a few hours.  I like the humor sprinkled throughout the story and I love the paranormal elements.  The whodunit has a large suspect pool since many of the guests and family members do not want the couple to wed.  There are clues to help readers solve the crime as well as misdirection.  There are threats and sabotage that leaves Mia scared but determined to make sure the wedding takes place.  I thought the murder was a snap to solve, but I kept reading to see what would happen next (to see if this wedding would occur or not).  There is a hint at the end of what will occur in the next A Kitchen Witch MysteryThree Tainted Teas is a howling good time with a fly-by-night friend, wedding planning woes, a departed planner, feuding families, terrorizing threats, a battling book, mouthwatering meals, and one fatigued kitchen witch.

Kitchen Witch Doll
Three Tainted Teas publishes Tuesday, April 26 and it can be pre-ordered from Amazon*.  The first two books in A Kitchen Witch Mysteries are One Poison Pie (on Kindle Unlimited) and Two Wicked Desserts (on Kindle Unlimited).  You can follow Lynn Cahoon on Amazon to receive emails when she has a new book release.  Lynn Cahoon has the 14th A Tourist Trap Mystery coming out this fall.  It is A Vacation to Die For which publishes on September 6.  On July 14, Lynn has Caught Dead to Write publishing.  It is the latest A Cat Latimer Mystery.  I hope that you have a magical day.  I am off to put together a cabinet.  I hope the directions are better with this item than the last thing I put together.  Wish me luck!  Take care and Happy Reading!


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