Friday, July 19, 2013

Time for a Tea Party!

By Nancy Jill Thames

You are cordially invited to a tea party! Pretend you're wearing a frilly dress and a lovely hat. I welcome you to my virtual home and usher you to a virtual table set with a pink tablecloth, fresh flowers and my best china. After we're seated, I pour a little milk into your floral teacup, then the tea and ask how many sugars you like. One lump or two? I hand you the steaming cup of tea. After I pour mine, we select a few sandwiches from the tiered tray along with  raisin nutmeg scones that I baked fresh this morning. We split the scones and dob with strawberry jam and mock Devonshire cream. For dessert, chocolate dipped strawberries and cake. More tea? We chat only of pleasant things like books we've been reading, movies we've watched recently and perhaps share a fond memory or two. 

At the tea party my friend gave today, we talked of our first boyfriends. Our children and grandchildren listened with rapt attention! I hope you have had times where you've shared tea with someone. If not, it has been my pleasure to share this first one with you. I raise my cup to you cozy mystery readers!

Have a great weekend!
See you in my books!
 ~Nancy Jill 
Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames began publishing Christian fiction in 2010. The author of six books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award winning blogger and is listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List, this in addition to winning first place for her chocolate cream pie.

When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her own personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers' Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, ACFW CenTex Chapter, and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales. CONTACT INFORMATION

 Nancy Jill is busy working on Book 7 "The Ruby of Siam" a mystery taking place in London.

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  1. Oh Nancy, we've got to have tea together one of these days! Sounds enchanting.

  2. You never know when our paths will meet...

    :) Nancy Jill

  3. Dear Nancy: Any time that you are in MA, get in touch and we WILL have tea. I love to use my bone china cups and plates and it is much more enjoyable when you are with a "friend" having tea and pastry than doing so alone. I have retired and moved away from where we had tea parties quite a lot, and I miss them. Now the tea cups are used mainly for book club nights when I host the neighborhood group. Love your books. Keep up the great work; you are a talented writer and I wish you continued success.

  4. Oh, thank you, Cynthia! I will make every effort. When I had to move away from my tea party friends, I simply invited my new neighbors over. One even requested I do a tea when her mom visited from out-of-state! What fun we had. Keep using those teacups!

    ~Nancy Jill

  5. Thank you I had a lovely time. next time I'll have one of my supporting characters make us a lovely Buttermilk Pie.

    1. Terrie, I'll take you up on that buttermilk pie... making a note. Thank you!

      ~Nancy Jill


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