A Cuppa Trouble {Book Review, Book Tour, Prize Giveaway}

A Cuppa Trouble {Book Review, Book Tour, Prize Giveaway}

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for A Cuppa Trouble by Angela Ruth Strong, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: A Cuppa Trouble
Series: The CafFUNated Mysteries #2
Angela Ruth Strong
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date:
July 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Cozy Mystery

Can a couple of baristas chase down a car thief without spilling a drop of their favorite drinks?

Plans for a Valentine’s Day grand opening of a small town coffee shop go awry when the first customer is killed. Evidence points toward the victim being mixed up in a car theft ring, but shop owners Tandy and Marissa have reason to believe he was framed.

An assortment of suspects–from a pink-haired heir to Tandy’s charming ex–all seem to know a little too much about grand theft auto.

Without approval from either their boyfriends or the gum-chewing FBI agent in charge, the shop owners go on stakeouts, plan stings, and pursue justice in a high-speed car chase. If they don’t find the killer soon, it might be more than their love lives in trouble.

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This is another wonderful work of fiction by Angela Ruth Strong. It’s a comedy/romance/mystery joyride. 🙂

A Cuppa Trouble is the second in Angela’s CafFUNated Mysteries series. The first introduced the two main characters–sassy & savvy Tandy and beautiful & klutzy Marissa–and this builds on their relationship and fun dynamic. Chapters switch back and forth between the two friends, instead of the usual Boy/Girl/Boy/Girl.

Tandy and Marissa somehow land right in the middle of trouble again, and their sleuthing continues to get in the way of real life.

Caffeine Conundrum, their new shop which caters to both coffee drinkers and tea enthusiasts, is center stage for most of the story. The running gag about which is better (coffee or tea) is thoroughly and shamelessly exploited–with a few surprises.

As usual with these two, hilarity ensues, eyes are rolled, snark is thrown, misjudgments are made, and lessons are learned.

Angela is one of my favorite authors, and she’s also a friend. I really appreciate her natural writing style. It’s always easy to follow and a joy to read. I can hardly wait to see some of her books come to t.v. or the big screen, because they remind me of Hallmark movies (which I adore!).

This series is on the lighter side, so it could be enjoyed by a younger reader (preteen) and still entertain old ladies (like me, at 43!). I love that while it’s fun and entertaining, I’m always left thinking about things. How I relate to and treat my husband, how I trust others, how I trust God. 

It was a great read, and I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment!


Angela Ruth Strong sold her first Christian romance novel in 2009 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Ten years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there’s nothing else she’d rather write about.

Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, been optioned for film, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. She also writes non-fiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho, and she teaches as an expert online at WRITE THAT BOOK.

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This doesn’t affect your chances of winning, but which do you prefer; tea, or coffee?

(1) winner will receive a “Coffee is like Sherlock Holmes” mug, “Drink Coffee & Do Good” sign (painted with coffee by author’s cover designer), $25 Starbucks Gift Card & “Drink Coffee, and Read Books & Be Happy” tote.

Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 24, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 1, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. AmyJo M.

    Coffee or Tea? That’s a tough one for me! Sometimes I want coffee and other times I want tea. I go to a crochet group every Tuesday evening at a local coffee shop that also has hot/iced tea blends and I don’t think I ever drink the same thing from week to week. I guess I would have to say both, just depends on my mood! Thanks for your review of the book, I appreciate your perspective! Having a great time looking around your blog!

    1. Jenn

      Personally, I don’t like coffee. I enjoyed hot tea when I was younger (with marshmallows in it!) but now prefer lightly sweetened iced tea. 😉

      Thanks so much! Nice to have you here. 🙂

  2. Antoinette M

    This sounds like a great cozy mystery! Thank you for sharing.

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