Thursday, March 19, 2020

GIVEAWAY! Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs


By Theodosia Browning of Lavender Blue Murder, a Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs


I am Theodosia Browning, owner of the IndigoTea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina. Recently, my tea sommelier, Drayton Conneley, and I were invited to an elegant bird hunt, complete with English shooting outfits, bird-dogs and cocktails. I was really enjoying all the pageantry right up until our host was shot and left dying right in the middle of a field of lavender. And I can tell you for certain that the shooting was not an accident.

I am sure you are dying (poor choice of words!) to know more. All of the details and lots of recipes and tea news can be found in LAVENDER BLUE MURDER.

For a chance to win a copy of LAVENDER BLUE MURDER please comment below. You might want to share your thoughts about tea or tell us if you have ever been to Charleston. Don't forget to leave your email addy using this format NAME (AT) SERVER (DOT) COM to avoid the spambots. Giveaway ends at midnight your time on Saturday, March 21nd.

As a bonus, I recently learned that there is a Rafflecopter for a chance to win a copy of LAVENDER BLUE MURDER over at Dollycas. Just click here

The Rafflecopter also ends on Saturday.

Good luck to everyone! Drayton and I hope you will come to visit us soon.



49 comments:

  1. I've only been to Charleston once and didn't have time to do much sightseeing. Hope to make it back there again someday. mbradeen (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. I have never been to Charleston before, but would love to visit this wonderful and historical city. I love chai tea lattes and also peppermint tea with a hint of licorice. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of Lavender Blue Murder. bobandcelia (at) sbcglobal (dot) net ~

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  3. I have never been to Charleston SC before but I fell in love with the city through your characters and I would love to thank you for the chance to win.

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  4. I live right outside of Charleston and we go there all the time. Favorite thing to do is walk along the Battery and have lunch at one of the fabulous restaurants along the water.

    donnaing1(at)gmail (dot)com

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  5. Have nevee been to Charleston but would love to. I usually just drink sweet tea.
    rjprazak6(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Our family has visited Charleston … beautiful! We love lighthouses so stopped at a few! It was a high school graduation trip for our daughter … Savannah and Charleston. slowthorp(at)iowatelecom(dot)net

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  7. I have been to Charleston many times and love it! When I discovered your books I was thrilled! It puts me right back there and I so enjoy reconnecting with the characters! Can’t wait to read this one!
    moa53 (at) windstream (dot) net

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  8. Own and hsve read all of tea shoppe books missed Delaine and her diva drama in this one but still making a great read. Came out in time while staying in during this time. A great read with a mug of oolong I’m in heaven

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  9. I have read and loved all your books and will read this one whether I win or not! Good luck, everyone! wendyf46(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Never been to Charleston but would love to visit some day.

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  11. I have been to Charleston before to visit and to board cruise ship. We love coming to this beautiful city with all its shops and restaurants.

    Leaday22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I've been to Charleston years ago my mom an dad stayed a summer down there to be parents for the youth at our church we went to visit them I loved it it's very beautiful

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  13. I drove though there in the 2000's loved it.

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  14. I have never been to Charleston but after so many books have portrayed it as so beautiful I think I need to visit. When we're traveling again, of course ;-). Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I have been to Charleston several times. It is one of my favorite cities. There is so much history and beautiful Antebellum homes there. Drayton Hall is one of my favorite places to visit. I love this series, makes me feel like I'm in Charleston.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I've been to Charleston once and can't wait to go back. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  17. I’ve never been to Charleston, but it’s on my bucket list. I also love tea and tea rooms. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  18. I would love to visit Charleston some day.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  19. I've never been to Charleston but it is portrayed so beautifully I'd like to see it.
    kozo8989(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I like drinking tea at night before going to bed. I haven't been to Charleston it sounds beautiful. Thank you for the chance @donakutska7@gmail.com

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  21. I’ve never been to Charleston, but I am a tea-lover, as well as a lover of Theodosia and these mysteries!
    lyndamarie.a (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  22. I’ve not been to Charlestown, but follow the streets and landmarks on my iPad maps as the characters follow them. Also, I look up china patterns and teas as they are mentioned.. So, the great adventures also provide me with knowledge.

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  23. I have never been to Charleston but I would love to visit someday. Thank you for the chance. lamonicaks (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. My husband and I travel a lot. We keep saying we'll travel to places in North America when we can no longer handle the long overseas flights, but it hasn't happened yet. Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans are at the top of the list, for when it does happen. The images of the city that you create and the laid back, yet elegant feel of Charleston really shines through in the writing. Love this series!
    gnluciow (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I use to live in SC but only went to Charleston once. What a beautiful, magical place. The epitome of Southern Hospitality!! I love living vicariously through Theodosia's escapades. I hope I win!!! Lhayes480@hotmail.com

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  26. I have not been to SC, but love drinking tea. Thanks for the chance to win. Jholden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I love tea and I have been to South Carolina but not Charleston.I did my basic training for the Army at Fort Jackson in Colombia

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  28. I would love to visit Charleston some day. I'm okay with drinking tea. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  29. I love this cozy series! I would love to win and read it! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I have been to Charleston for a visit and loved it. Tea is all I drink. Hot and cold. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I love a good cup of tea.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  32. We absolutely love Charleston and can’t wait to come back! barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for the entry!

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  33. I was in Charleston South Carolina when I was in college helping with Habitat for Humanity. I would love to go back and visit the city again. Thanks for the chance.
    Jess
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. My husband went to Charleston years ago during a business trip and our family was booked to be there in April. But in light of the virus this trip was cancelled but hopefully will be something that can be done sometime in the future.

    Congratulations on the release of this gorgeous cover wonderful new book! It’s such a great series and if I didn’t know how wonderful this was already I’d definitely be buying this due to the gorgeous cover alone!!!! Would be honored to win this book and thank you for the chance!!!!

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  35. I started drinking my tea with cream on an airplane. When I was younger I saw someone do it and decided I needed my tea that way too. Now I cannot have tea without it. Unless it is spearmint. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) commcast (dot) net

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  36. I visited Charleston when I was in college for Habitat for Humanity. I would love to visit the city again. Thanks for the chance. Jess
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Charleston is one of my very favorite places...I walked the historical district one whole day so I can picture this very well when I read one of the books. I just wish I could find an expert tea connoisseur and shop like Laura Childs has in her books.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  38. I've been through Charleston but never stayed. I would love to visit though. And, I am a huge fan of hot tea!
    Techols9472@bellsouth.net

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  39. Charleston is a beautiful city and I love going there. I've been a tea drinker for ages and always look forward to try something new.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  40. Hi, Marlene Ezell here. I first want to say thanks for the chance to win. I live in South Carolina and have been to Charleston many, many times. It is such a historically interesting city.
    ezellmarlene(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Yes I have been to Charleston, it's lovely! I am a coffee & tea lover/drinker & man do I love a good Tea Party!!..I do love a good hot cuppa!!! Thanks so much, y'all stay safe! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Never been but would love to go there someday! I prefer coffee to tea. tWarner419@aol.com

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  43. I don't believe I have ever been to Charleston, but maybe some day.

    Coffee is my preferred drink, but I do like, and drink, both hot and iced tea.

    Donna
    donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  44. We live a few hours North in the other Carolinas.
    We have been to Charleston But golly almost 18 years ago. Went to most of the sights. Are you for it? I used a paper map😮 I just Love them & probably the SC state travel book. Ate local foods, stayed at a
    place on Idle if Palms, played on golly 🌴beach, saw 👀 dolphins there by the light house. Took great pictures of the lighthouses 🎶. Got up early to be on the beach 🌴 as birds 🐦 played in the beach with quiet waves. It is a marvelous place😏 SO so much to do. Had to go to the Aquarium on the way back.

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  45. I love you have a tea shop, and hope to see it.
    My gran and I drank Silver Tea ☕ in a Small tea
    Set every day after chores, flower gardening, snapping beans, feeding the birds 🐦, she raised me, cooking/ preparing dinner. We would clean up have tea and play cards.

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  46. Giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified. Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Terrie

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  47. Congratulations to the winner: Linda Herold.

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