Usually when I finish book and really like it I think oh so-and-so would like this. Or how one friend would like it but it just wouldn’t be another friend’s cup of tea. That isn’t a reflection on a book, just individual peoples taste. I honestly think all of my reader friends would find something they like in A Caffeine Conundrum.
Tandy Brandt and Marissa Alexander have similar goals, though you would never guess from looking at them. Tandy loves to wear black, almost as much as she loves her pomeranian Cocoa, whereas former beauty Marissa is all about fashion and has little interest in the licky furball Tandy carries around. Where our heroines’ paths cross is they both have a goal of opening their own little shop. Tandy a coffee shop and Marissa a tea shop. The problem is they want the same location. The bigger problem is the owner died right before them landing suspicious eyes on both ladies.
This book is an absolute crack up. The banter back and forth between whether tea or coffee is the superior drink, the personality differences as Tandy and Marissa get to know each other better. The Christmas backdrop adds a festive flavor to the whole feel of the novel. It is a good old fashioned murder mystery and I did not figure out whodunnit until near the end. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Note: I received this book as an advance pre-reader copy.