Tea & Crumples will warm you through like sharing a pot of good tea with dear friends.
“Tea is how I love people.”
Welcome to Tea and Crumples, where tea brewed strong with grace has the power to bring people together. The click of chess pieces and susurrus of fine papers mingle with aromas of warm pastries, tea, and the caramel of hospitality. Through it all, the steady love of God pours out in daily rituals.
Meet Sienna, whose spiritual gifts are the heart of the shop. Walk with her as she struggles to believe in miracles even while she walks in the shadow of death under the weight of temptation.
Tea makes Sienna remember. She remembers pain in order to hold fast the joy of her lost daughter and happiness gone in order to hold fast to Peter’s love. Tea is there with Sienna when every bit of her has been poured out. So are her friends. They keep vigil when all that’s left is faith, tea, and love.
Christ and Christian friends guide a marriage through the shadow of death.
Sienna and Peter had it all: a house they designed themselves, two dogs in a fragrant garden, a new teashop, and a baby on the way. Then the worst happens. They lose their first child to stillbirth, even though they’d expected a miracle. Soon after, Peter is diagnosed with cancer. The sheltered peace of tea tables is shattered. Her baby gone, her husband dying, her dream business threatened, Sienna is nearly lost. But when the worst happens, learning to love again becomes the real miracle. Tea helps Sienna and Peter touch grief in the dark. With each shared cup, they come back to one another as they begin to love in loss.
About the Author:
Summer Kinard is the mother of five, a tea lover, soprano, and the author of inspiring novels, Christian creative nonfiction, theology of disability, and Accessible Church School resources. She writes about faithful people overcoming trials with the help of tea, friendships, and love. Summer’s first novel was a USA Today Happy Ever After pick for Women’s Fiction. Summer writes about faith, tea, and love in journeys of healing in her Faith, Tea, and Love series. Look for her next novel in the series, Tea & Stones, from Park End Books. You will find up to date posts on her writing and church life at her site: SummerKinard.com or follow her on Instagram @somemyrrh for up to the moment updates.