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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Blurb Friday #53: "Tea for Two"

Tea for Two
by Kathy Matthews

Newly married blogger Kelsey Delight decided to kill two birds with one stone.  First, she would create a tablescape with her vintage yellow quilt and photograph it for her blog.  Afterward, Kelsey would prepare a special brunch for Eileen and Tootie, her mother-in-law and great-aunt. Tea for two on a snowy winter day. 

It turned out to be the beginning of a comedy of errors: funny in retrospect, but a disaster at the time.  Kelsey could decorate, but she couldn’t cook.  Using salt instead of sugar in the coffee cake batter; burning the bacon so that the house reeked; and having her quiche fall flat, Kelsey was a hostess in tears. 

The older women were tolerant and appreciated the thought, but Eileen felt sorry for her son and began supplying dinners on a regular basis after that.  Kelsey appreciated that thought, but not very much.  

The battle for Jack was on.  (150)

Thank you to Lisa Ricard Claro for choosing one of my pictures for this week's blurb!  To see the rest of the post on the cheerful yellow tablescape, please "CLICK HERE".  If you would like to read my other Book Blurb Friday posts, scroll down the side-bar on the left hand-side until you get to this picture:

I am participating in Lisa's Book Blurb Friday, from over at Writing in the Buff.   It is fun, and you can play too!  Pretend that the picture on the top of this post is the cover of a book.  On the inside jacket, you have 150 words to entice the reader to buy your book.  Lisa gives us a week to think about next week's entry (she's gracious like that).  Please CLICK HERE on Friday to read what everybody else wrote!

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Arkansas Patti said...

What a lovely table and so nice you worked a blogger in as your main character.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Patti!

Bookie said...

Oh, this one sounds like fun! a nice family struggle...thanks for the nice picture you provided this week too!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

"The battle for Jack was on." What a perfectly "delight"-ful hook! Great last name for your MC, too; it told me right off that bat that this would be a fun read. Nice job, Kathy!

Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent blurb, Kathy. No one would appreciate her mother-in-law providing food for her son. Buying cooking lessons for the daughter-in-law wouldn't have led to a battle.
Interesting to see how this turns out. I'll have to buy the book!

Kim said...

Mama needs to untie the apron strings and let Jack and Kelsey figure out their own life together.

Is that where the story ends up? I sure hope so!

Tammy said...

Beautiful picture, and this comedy of errors had just enough errors that it balanced out the comedy just perfectly. Great last line!

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