Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #1) by Karen Rose Smith

Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #1)

In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals—but a murder in their garden has them in hot water . . .Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective—so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried . . . especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at t...

Details Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #1)

TitleMurder with Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #1)
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Food and Drink, Foodie, Fiction, Art, Crafts

Reviews Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #1)

  • Julie
    Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith is a 2017 Kensington publication. A fantastic start to a new and refreshing cozy mystery series! When Daisy’s Aunt Iris finds herself under investigation for the death of her boyfriend, Harvey Fitz, who was murdered right there in the garden of their lovely tea shop, Daisy must rise to the occasion and find the real killer before her aunt is arrested. Meanwhile, Daisy is dealing with her adopted t...
  • Carrie
    Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith is the first book in the new cozy Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery series. Daisy Swanson runs Daisy’s Tea Garden with her aunt Iris where they serve specialty teas and desserts along with catering to events.Daisy is a young widowed mother who since the passing of her husband has come to realize just how important family is to her so she can’t help but worry when her aunt Iris starts seeing Harvey Fi...
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsI was captivated by this cozy from the first chapter.Daisy Swanson’s husband Ryan, passed away about 3 years ago. She and her daughters have moved to Willow Creek so Daisy can partner with her Aunt Iris owning and operating Daisy’s Tea Garden. Daisy also purchased and renovated an old barn into an extraordinary home. Iris is dating Harvey Fitz, owner of the men’s clothing store down the street, a very wealthy man. The p...
  • Betty
    A light and relaxing read, the first book, in a new series. The characters are developed and will hold your attention Daisy Swanson, a widow, and her Aunt Iris have open a tea shop. Daisy set into her hometown after the death of her husband and open the tea shop to order to support herself and her daughters. Aunt Iris is dating a wealthy gentleman who is not yet divorced. Aunt Iris finds her gentleman friend dead in the garden of the tea shop. Au...
  • Barb
    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes from Kensington. I literally devoured this book, almost in one sitting! Karen Rose Smith has created a delightful setting - a quaint tea garden in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, as well as truly believable characters. The family dynamics at one memorable meal were absolutely spot-on. The heroine, Daisy Swanson, is a widow with two teen aged daughters, who has come to Willo...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    This is the first book in a new series by Karen Rose Smith and I enjoyed it. It takes place in a small town with Daisy as the main character. Daisy has returned to her hometown after the death of her husband. She and her two daughters are living in a renovated barn and she and her Aunt Ivy have started a business. Purchasing an old Victorian home, they have opened The Tea Garden. All is going well until Harvey, Ivy's boyfriend, is found dead, blu...
  • Patty
    Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith is the 1st book in the Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery series, and a great book. Daisy Swanson, a widowed mother of two daughters, along with her Aunt Iris open the tea garden. Iris is dating a not quite divorced man, when he is found murdered, and Iris becomes a suspect. Daisy can not let anything happen to Iris, and is determined to find the real murder. Once I started this book I could not stop readin...
  • Peggy R
    This is the first book in a new series by Karen Rose Smith and the first work that I have read by this author. I thought it was a very pleasant read. I enjoyed the setting of the tea room and thought the characters were charming. Daisy is a widow raising her youngest daughter at home and trying to make a go of the tea room with her aunt. I think reader will connect with Daisy and find her to be a main character that is likable. I also enjoyed tha...
  • NicoleG
    Good start to a new series! Great recipe at the end!
  • Laura
    Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris run a teashop in the middle of Pennsylvania's Amish country. Daisy is a widowed mother of two, one who has just left for college and the other in high school. Iris, who never married, has recently become involved with Harvey Fitz, who is in the process of a divorce. When Harvey is found murdered in the tea garden, Iris makes the top of the police's suspect list. It is up to Daisy to get to the bottom of things befo...
  • Taryn
    In this new book we meet Daisy the owner of Daisy's Tea Garden. Her aunt begins dating a man who is not only well known in the community but still married leaving Daisy feeling very apprehensive about all that could go wrong. When the man in question is murdered and things start pointing in Iris's direction Daisy hopes that she will be able to help solve the mystery of who killed Harvey and why. Follow along and see of you can solve the mystery!!...
  • Erin L
    Good, but not great. A standard entry in the cozy mystery genre which will always have my heart. ALWAYS. I enjoyed the characters and the setting for this one and found the mystery to be pleasant.
  • Jill
    I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway, thanks to Kensington Publishing Corp. and Goodreads for the opportunity. This book is the first in the new Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery series and I am hooked! It was an engaging cozy mystery surounding the killing of her Aunt's beau in the garden of Daisy's Tea Shop. I liked the setting and the different storylines of the mystery itself, Daisy's girls/family, and the hint of romance coming back...
  • Jeanie
    Karen Rose Smith has hit a grand slam homer with her fabulous first in a new series, Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes! I thoroughly enjoyed it and am eagerly looking forward to the next one. The author has the perfect elements – very likable characters, a lovely Tea Garden with scrumptious-sounding food, and a mystery that will stump some of the most diligent readers.Daisy Swanson wears many hats – widowed mother to teen girls Violet and Jazzi, as...
  • Robin Leslie Coxon
    Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes in the first in the Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith. The main characters are Daisy Swanson and her maternal aunt, Iris, is set in Willow Creek, Pennsylvania. Both are co-owner’s of a business named Daisy’s Tea Garden. Daisy, a widow with two daughters, has worked with her aunt to establish the Tea Garden which included spaces for those who wanted to just buy their tea and baked goods/soup, but also...
  • Kristina
    Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith is the first book in A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery series. Daisy Swanson co-owns Daisy’s Tea Garden (housed in a beautiful old Victorian) with her aunt, Iris Albright in Willow Creek, Pennsylvania. Iris has been dating Harvey Fisk who is working to obtain a divorce from his wife, Monica. At a party honoring the 25th anniversary of Harvey’s store, Men’s Trends at Daisy’s Tea Garden, Monica s...
  • RO G'ma
    Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes is a great start in a new series (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery) by Karen Rose Smith. This is a light and relaxing read, with a great cast of realistic characters and an intriguing murder mystery with lots of twists and turns and possible suspects. I’m already looking forward to reading the next installment in this series.Daisy Swanson is a widow, with two daughters (Jasmine, who is in high school, and Violet, who is aw...
  • Nicole
    Fans of cozy mysteries know that a tea shop is the ideal setting for murder, and Karen Rose Smith's Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes, the first installment in the Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery series, is a perfect example! Widow Daisy Swanson and her aunt, Iris, have gone into business together in Willow Creek, Pennsylvania, as the proud owners of Daisy's Tea Shop, situated in an old Victorian home in the heart of town. Iris's beau, the not quite divorce...
  • Lisa Morin
    I really enjoyed this series. Daisy Swanson is a great character and I loved meeting all the other characters in this well written mystery. When a tragic death strikes at their teahouse, Daisy and Iris are the prime suspects.Leaving her no choice, Daisy strikes out on her own, asking questions that put her life in danger. Daisy can't catch a break, her oldest daughter is at college and her younger daughter is going through her own personal crisis...
  • Sandy Bartles
    This is a wonderful first book in A new series. It features Daisy Swanson, her two daughters and her fabulous Aunt Iris. Together they own Daisy's Tea Garden. Things turn bad when Aunt Daisy begins dating a married man whose divorce is not quite final. When said man is found murdered at the Tea Garden, things go from bad to worse. Karen Rose Smith is an excellent author and I never expect anything but the best from her books. This book couldn't h...
  • ANNE
    A fun new cozy mystery series. Already have the next book pre-ordered!
  • Linda
    Daisy Swanson is concerned that her Aunt Iris is going to get hurt in her relationship with Harvey Fitz. After all, he is still technically married, and even though Iris has assured her that he is separated and arranging to sign the divorce papers, Daisy still has her doubts. But when Harvey's dead body is found in the garden of their tea shop, and her aunt is the prime suspect, Daisy knows she has to snoop around to help prove her innocence. Thi...
  • Jeanie Jackson
    Karen Rose Smith, one of my favorite cozy mystery authors, does it again with a new cozy mystery series, Daisy's Tea Garden. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes carries the wonderful characters and a real life feel that I have come to expect from the Caprice De Luca books. The mystery plot pulled me in and held me throughout. The murder is especially affecting because it touches someone close to the Daisy and I fell for Daisy from the start. At least one...
  • Amelia
    With its very interesting premise and believable characters, the first book in the Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery series is constantly captivating. Karen Rose Smith masterfully brings the storyline to life with much convincingness, as situations could easily occur just as described. I was instantly caught up in the happenings that took place, regardless of who was mixed up in an incident or what was transpiring. Ms. Smith cleverly turns an ordinary...
  • Kathleen
    “Murder with Lemon Tea Cake” earns 5/5 Tasty Lemon Cakes…Sans the Murder!My introduction to Karen Rose Smith’s work came through reading books in her delightful Caprice DeLuca Home Staging series, so I was very eager to read her new series Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery. Of course, every first book in a series takes the additional time to introduce the relevant backstory and character connections which often determine whether or not a reade...
  • Sabiha
    Thank you to Karen Rose Smith and Kensington Publishing Corp. for giving me the opportunity to win an Advance Reader's Edition of this novel as a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a great debut novel to a cozy mystery series. This is a murder mystery series that revolves around tea and baked goods, featuring recipes at the end of this first book. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. This was a light and relaxing read. If anyo...
  • Brenda
    Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes is the debut of the Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery series set in the small town of Willow Creek, PA featuring Daisy Swanson and her Aunt Iris. Recently widowed, Daisy returns to her hometown and together with her aunt purchases and old Victorian home, that they turn into a tea garden.With one daughter off to college and the other acting in typical moody teenager fashion, Daisy has her hands full with running the tea shop a...
  • Phillip Albright
    Okay, this is my kind of book. Mystery, romantics, and a small town. Daisy's tea garden is cute. I wanted more in the garden. I sense with a spring party out there. This time it was a scene of murder, but it sounds like a great feature. I love tea. I drink it and brew it all the time. This is now on my list of "Book shelf keepers"! The one situation I was missing was more talk about the Amish. Being that close to Lancaster PA, just seems there ne...
  • Kandi A. Hudson
    An Excellent New CozyThis book is not only the first of a new cozy murder mystery but this is a new author for me. While I have read several tea murder mystery series, when I saw this one on pre-order last June, I could not resist getting it. I love tea including learning about it, drinking a good cuppa and reading mysteries with tea as a major focus or theme of a mystery. While this author is well known, she is new to me. I found this book a joy...
  • Daniele
    MURDER WITH LEMON AND TEA CAKES is the delicious first book in the Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery series. Smith has found the perfect recipe for a classic cozy mystery with elements including a lovely setting and likable characters. This is the first book I have read written by Karen Rose Smith, and it will definitely not be the last. Harvey Fitz’s death hits Daisy close to home. Not only was his body found in her tea garden, but he was also Dais...