A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn

A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn

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by Patrice Greenwood
     
 

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Notorious for failed relationships.

Ellen Rosings knows that's true of cops. Detective Tony Aragon has even said it about himself, or something like it. Despite her misgivings, she is drawn to him, but can he reach past a cop's cynicism to trust her?

As summer surrounds her Wisteria Tearoom in the beauty of a lush rose garden, death overshadows the

Overview

Notorious for failed relationships.

Ellen Rosings knows that's true of cops. Detective Tony Aragon has even said it about himself, or something like it. Despite her misgivings, she is drawn to him, but can he reach past a cop's cynicism to trust her?

As summer surrounds her Wisteria Tearoom in the beauty of a lush rose garden, death overshadows the tearoom a second time. Maria Garcia--a venerable member of the Santa Fe Rose Guild--breathes her last in the tearoom's front parlor, throwing Ellen into a morass of doubt and conjecture. Was it murder, or merely misfortune? Or--as Tony suggests--was it a crime of racial hatred? The more Ellen learns about the inner politics of the Rose Guild, the more she suspects foul play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016595047
Publisher:
Evennight Books
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Series:
Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
41,509
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Patrice Greenwood was born and raised in New Mexico, and remembers when dusty dogs rolled in the Santa Fe plaza. She loves afternoon tea, old buildings, gourmet tailgating at the opera, and solving puzzles.

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A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Whodunnit More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, I almost quit reading this ebook, because it seemed too slow paced, and the author does have her heroine wander laboriously through mundane tasks. But I've had experience with slow starts that have ended up real winners, so I kept reading. I was pleasantly rewarded for my patience. This storyline is light reading, yet deep in subject matter, including race and lifestyle choice. It's also nice to have a bit of mystery that doesn't have you on the edge of your chair. The author gives us a more realistic heroine who doesn't put herself at great risk and instead thinks logically. I will definitely read more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a complete devotee to anything tea or tearooms, I enjoyed this little mystery, as I love those as well! Enjoyed seeing what it might be like owning a tearoom, the behind the scenes. Just enough romance to make it interesting. Definitely going to read more from Ms. Greenwood!
Anonymous 4 days ago
Can't wait for next book. Can't wait for next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cozy read, but rhe auther needs to familiarize herself with police officers. They are always armed and no professional law enforcement officer would go unarmed. I can only assume this argument was the author's view in guns. At which point Tony's character needs to be replaced with a political activist.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really thought I would like this book. I like mysteries and I am a tea drinker and have loved visiting tea shops. The description of the tea shop and making tea was overdone. For people who love tea brewed properly, it was unnecessary. For those who don't, I doubt they'd find it interesting. But the story was so slow that I nearly quit reading. When I finished it, I wished I had followed my earlier inclination. The characters didn't seem real, the dialogue was awkward with way too many sentences starting with "oh". I won't be reading any more books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If marias family came here with the first spanish settlers then they are european and white......way to lump everyone together....kinda racist