Books: Tea and A Short Story

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What a treat to get a new short story in the mail today from Mike Martin, author of the Sgt. Windflower books.

You know I love these stories when I stop what I’m doing, make a cup of tea and sit down for an enjoyable read.

Sgt. Windflower mysteries by Mike Martin

Titled, The Best Christmas Ever, it was nice to get immersed in the family from Grand Banks and how a town came together to save Christmas dinner.

It is Christmas Eve and Windflower has to travel to Marystown to deliver and pick up some gifts. The inevitable storm arrives on Christmas Day and a loss of power means cooking is put on hold, even dinner at a senior home. But the town comes together and uses their resources to hold a dinner regardless of the situation.

Sgt. Windflower mysteries by Mike Martin

The tea I chose was one from a tea subscription I received for Christmas from the grandkids. I’m looking forward to the next three months to see what teas I receive in the mail.

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This was the gift I received from and has 3 packages of tea, a description of each on a card, and a heart shaped tea strainer.

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The tea I chose to have while reading The Best Christmas Ever is called Snug, a green tea blend of various fruits and flowers. I had it in one of my favourite mugs that we got in Victoria, BC three years ago when we were there for Christmas.

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This wonderful set of measuring spoons was sent to me by our daughter in BC and they are perfect for measuring out tea. My family knows me so well!

short stores by Canadian author Mike Martin
other short stories by Mike Martin

Here are the books by Mike Martin that I have reviewed. They are available in different formats for you to enjoy.

Sgt Windflower mystery series by Mike Martin

Sgt. Windflower Books:

  1. The Body on the T
  2. The Walker on the Cape
  3. Beneath the Surface
  4. A Twist of Fortune
  5. A Long Ways from Home
  6. A Tangled Web
  7. Darkest Before Dawn
  8. Fire Fog and Water
  9. A Perfect Storm
  10. Safe Harbour
  11. Buried Secrets
  12. Dangerous Waters
  13. All That Glitters
  14. Better Safe Than Sorry
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Happy reading! Hope you had a peaceful and joyful Christmas.

5 Responses

  1. Vondean Erickson

    Your spoons you got for Christmas are beautiful.
    I always liked Ann Purser’s books. I have read several. I will be glad when the library opens again and can get some of my favorite authors.

    I know what you mean about different rules for some people. Heard today Trump is having 500 guests for a New Years Eve party. Then we will hear how many have come down with the virus.

    Have a good 2021.
    Be safe

  2. Linda

    That sounds perfect a lovely cuppa and a good read. The spoons are lovely.

  3. Julie Cartwright

    Oh yes a nice cuppa and a good book or my knitting project, those spoons are lovely Linda what a nice gift.

  4. Myrtle

    How interesting, getting those different tea packets in the mail.
    I love that beautiful spoon set you got from your daughter Linda.
    That set of books sound very interesting.

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