Tea Time Tuesday

Marigolds For Malice

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I really like this series. Ellie is a character you can see yourself friends with and her uniqueness is a part of the charm with this series. I found myself enjoying the last few summer days reading this book but it is certainly one that is made for all seasons of reading.

This Week’s Tea Time Tuesday

Marigolds For Malice

An Enchanted Garden Mystery, Book 3

by Bailey Cattrell

  • Author: Bailey Cattrell
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Release Date: August 28, 2018
  • I Rate it:    
  • GenreCozy

Book Summary

In the third captivating Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell, Elliana Allbright will need to dig up clues from the past to weed out a killer…

Elliana Allbright is happy running her perfume shop, Scents & Nonsense, in the charming town of Poppyville, California. And she’s even happier when she can use her inherited abilities to infuse her perfumes with an extra special something that eases woes or solves problems for her customers. But she’ll need those abilities and more when murder comes to town.

Ellie and her women’s business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush. Among the contents is a strange botanical manuscript, recognized by local history professor Eureka Sanford as extremely rare and valuable. When the professor is found dead in the museum, Ellie has no choice but to sniff out the murderer… but this one may have roots that are as old as Poppyville.

<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner"> This Week's Tea & Cozy Mystery Author</span></span></h2>

Mystery series as Bailey Cates. She has studied philosophy, English, and history, and has held a variety of positions, ranging from driver's license examiner to soap maker. She also writes the Home Crafting Mysteries as Cricket McRae.

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Bailey Cattrell

Book Review by Bree Herron

Not only is the series name enchanting but this book is too! I really love Poppyville and now I love the bits of the past in this community that were uncovered. It was a charming and exciting addition to this series.


If you haven’t met Ellie yet, you are missing a great friend in your life. While she is learning her craft (in many ways) she is also solving some tough murders. She does a great job of it as well. I really like her Greenstockings group and the ladies that help make it a group.

One thing about this series is that the characters are memorable. I have been sporadic in reading this series and I feel like I am able to always pick up and belong with the characters. They are easy to recall and enjoy.


Take a good look at this cover. It is one of the best ever, seriously. I love the cuteness of the cover, but the entire series is like this as well. It is enchanting and mysterious all at the same time.

Enjoyable Moments

Getting to know more about the past in this community and solve the murder in the present was some of the highlights in this book. I really loved that Ellie was learning more about herself as well. It wasn’t so focused just on her but the details wove together having you end asking for more.

I would recommend this to readers that enjoy a magical series, charming characters and mysteries that take you on more than just a who dun it adventure. These books lead to enjoyable flowers, foods and fictional friends. The mystery is just an added bonus!

I Rate it

Marigolds symbolized cruelty and jealously in the Victorian times. What other flower meanings can you find?

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

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To enter to win a copy of the book find other flowers and their Victorian meanings, share here for your entry!

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  1. Gloria Browning

    I hope this is the right place to write about the Marigold book. Such a lovely color on the cover that captures the hearty marigold’s beauty. Cute Corgi too.
    Most of the flower associations that I know are religious, like the iris and lily.

    • Bree Herron

      Congrats Gloria you were the lucky chosen commenter.

  2. Sue C

    In Victorian time, when presented with daisies, it meant I love you truly.

  3. Jana Leah

    Bluebells represent humility & constancy.

  4. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your wonderful review on “Marigolds For Malice” by Bailey Cattrell and for being part of the book tour. With a review like that, I can’t help but put this book on my TBR list.

    Some flower meanings that I found interesting were:
    Coxcomb – Unfading love
    Bird of Paradise – Symbol of faithfulness
    And then one that seems to be a great conflict between its two meanings:
    Petunia -Resentment, Anger or Your presence soothes me

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book. <3


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