Monday, May 4, 2015

I'm thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for
Leslie Matthews Stansfield

Leslie is the author of the 
Madeline's Teahouse Mystery series

Readers Worldwide are welcome to enter for a chance to win a print copy of the second book in the series 

Mr. Tea, everyone’s favorite teahouse mascot, is back with another adventure. His owners, sisters Terry and Karen Sutter, are in high gear preparing for the upcoming high school reunion. Old friends and “frenemies” alike are just beginning to party when one of the guests, a former football player, is found bludgeoned to death in the swimming pool. Terry’s boyfriend, Detective Greg Mullins, and his partner, Tom O’Hara, are on the case. When another body turns up, Terry and Karen, along with those loveable seniors Uncle Henry and Aunt Rose, put their heads together to try and find the common thread. What they uncover is a terrifying story of brutality, revenge, deceit and old secrets that won’t stay buried. Did Mr. Tea know the secrets all along? Can he help the sisters solve the mystery before another body turns up?

The lucky winner will also receive a beautiful 
summer shawl 
made by Leslie herself! 
(Leslie is still making the shawl for this giveaway, so it may vary in appearance and may take a little extra time to mail out)
Isn't it lovely?

Once again, this giveaway is open Worldwide! 
Please use the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post.


MR. TEA & THE BOBBIN’ BODY is book 2 in the Madeline’s Teahouse Mystery series. I haven’t read the first book yet, but now I can’t wait to get a hold of it!

I’ve read cozies with dog, and cats, but this was my first with a parrot, Mr. Tea. I simply fell in love with him! He is a wonderful part of the group of characters is this book.

This story was so fast paced, I felt energized reading it! The mystery was well plotted and solid. I found myself getting more and more wrapped up in the story. I felt as though I was a part of these characters, helping them search for the answers. It was also very fun. There were some real laugh out loud moments for me.

Author Leslie Matthews Stansfield has an amazing gift for storytelling. As I mentioned above, I can’t wait to read the first book, MR. TEA & THE TRAVELING TEACUP, and I’m really looking forward to a third book in this series as well!

Congratulations to Cozy Cat Press (the publishers) for yet another outstanding author in their lineup of talented writers! 

Learn more about the author

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  1. I'll have to pick up this series. Beautiful shawl! Thank you for the chance.

  2. I like series with animals and will be looking for this one soon. The shawl is lovely and anyone that wins it will have something made with love. Thanks for this contest.

  3. I cozy with a parrot! I have to read this series. And what a wonderful giveaway.

  4. Sounds wonderful! The shawl is beautiful! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  5. Thanks, Lisa! Leslie is new to me and I can hardly wait to see what kind of trouble Mr. Tea gets into! Awesome giveaway, too!

  6. Very pretty. Putting this series on my TBR list.

  7. this would be a new series for me. So generous of the author to send a handmade shawl as part of the giveaway. thanks for the chance to win it.

  8. Really nice giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. I am so happy to see another author (new to me) who writes about tea, tea cups, etc. as I have loved other series about this same subject. What a lovely offer of a book and the summer shawl. I am sure that everyone wants to be the very lucky winner of both the book and the gift of the shawl. Thank you for the lovely review as it definitely makes me want to get to the bookstore, but that will have to wait awhile until I am recovered from my two week trip. :) Or I will order online when I get back to normal with things. Great blog postings as always Lisa.

  10. This book sounds great. This is a new to me author.

  11. Although this is a new author to me, I am most happy to add these books to my TBR after reading your review. I, too, read a lot of cozies, so when something 'new' pops up (like a parrot) it always piques my interest.

  12. I love to add authors to my list. Fabulous thank you.

  13. This is a new to me author, but the books sound great, so I'll have to check them out soon. The shawl giveaway is very unique!

  14. Another new to me author and series. Thanks, Lisa!

  15. Thanks for extending. Another author to add to my list, sounds really good.

  16. This would be a great giveaway

  17. Jane Firebaugh

    What a great offer this is! The shawl is gorgeous and the book sounds wonderful!
    Thank you!

  18. This is a new to me author. Looking forward to learning more about her. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Ruth Lyons MazurMay 5, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Leslie is a new author to me, but her book sounds like great fun. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. - - Ruth Lyons Mazur

  20. A new author to me. The series sounds like good reading. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith

  21. A series with a tea house. I love tea! The shawl is lovely. Going to add this author to my list.

  22. I think a parrot will be a great animal for a cozy. I'm going to have to try this series. Thanks for the contest.

  23. What fun to have a parrot in a cozy.

  24. This is so exciting. I felt like I'm the only person on earth without a twitter account. I'm looking foward to this series!

  25. Thank you everyone for your comments. Good luck to you all!

    1. No, Sherry Smith. I have no twitter account. And yet we survive! Great, generous giveaway. Thank you!

  26. This is a new to me author, but the books sound great. And, the shawl is beautiful!

  27. Never heard of this author, but the book sounds fantastic. I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks for the giveaway. The shawl is gorgeous!

  28. a new-to-me author/series...
    would LOVE to start it........
    thank you for the giveaway......

  29. I love the fact that some of the characters are older and that is so nice in book for those of us who are "of that certain age" now. More novels need to be written about the older but wiser generation, am I right??? Thank you for the great blog work that you do, Lisa.

  30. So excited with the excert. Can't wait to read it.

  31. Sounds like a novel cozy. The shawl pictured is lovely.

  32. New author, book looks interesting