By Lily Roberts from the Tea by the Sea mysteries by Vicki Delany
When I’m stressed, I bake. When I’m bored, I bake. When I’m busy, I bake. I bake for a living, so it’s a good thing I still enjoy it.
Like many of you I’m under lockdown right now. For some reason, the powers that be don’t consider afternoon tea to be an essential service. ????, I know.
I’m doing some catering, so that’s good. My assistants are driving all over the Outer Cape dropping off scones, cookies, macarons, cupcakes, tea sandwiches, packets of tea, and other goodies, so people can have a tea party by themselves or with their family. It helps to keep the spirits up and I’m happy to keep working.
I bet you do too, so I’d like to offer one lucky commentator an advance copy of TEA AND TREACHERY, the first book in the Tea by the Sea series from Kensington. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me your special place to go for afternoon tea. Never been? That’s okay too. Even if you’re a coffee drinker and your favourite place is your house, let us know.
Contest open to US and Canada residents. Contest closes Thursday April 2.