Wednesday, June 20, 2007

All the Tea In China by Jane Orcutt - Review

All the Tea in China (Rollicking Regency Series #1) by Jane Orcutt
softcover, June 1, 2007, Revell
ISBN: 0800731794
352 pages

I have not had a chance to review this book, but I am posting this to help Jane's family. Diagnosed with leukemia last December, Jane Orcutt finished her final novel, All the Tea in China, just before she passed away on March 17. She was 47.

From the back cover: Has this saucy high-society Englishwoman met her match? Though well-bred, fashionable, and educated, Isabella Goodrich feels useless as a spinster in a world of matchmaking and social gatherings. She'd rather be practicing her skills at the sword and discussing philosophy than making painful small talk at ridiculous parties.

Then Isabella meets the mysterious Phineas Snowe, and she becomes convinced she is meant to follow him to the mission fields of the Orient. A woman with an independent nature, she sneaks away and boards a ship to China. What she discovers about her companion and the world beyond Britain's shores draws her into a greater quest--and deeper love--than she could have imagined.

All the Tea in China is a fast-paced, witty, and lighthearted tale of adventure, romance, and the pursuit of impossible dreams.

Jane Orcutt is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including the bestselling Porch Swings and Picket Fences. A two-time RITA award finalist, Jane was also a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award.

Chi Libris has created a special Web site,; individual writers will blog about the new book; and a vast network of friends and colleagues will spread the word.

According to Publishers Weekly's Religion BookLine, the group hopes to drive Amazon sales on the book's release date and boost royalties to offset medical expenses incurred by Orcutt's family. Orcutt, a lifelong Texan, leaves behind a husband and two sons.

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