Read Mystic Tea Online Free - A community of quirky, mismatched, and endearing women struggle to find meaning and purpose on a ramshackle monastery in upstate New York. Having spent their lives in service to a church that seems to no longer serve them, they are confused about their own futures and the future of the entire monastery. Led by Mike, the practical no-nonsense prioress, and Augusta, the grand ancient mystic hermit, they are joined by Gemma, a self-punishing novice, and Arielle, a firebrand jailhouse conversion who was sent there out of rehab by a “sort of angel.” The personalities, commitments, philosophies and beliefs of these and all the characters conflict and converge in ways at once perilous and enlightening. Throughout the tempestuous journey, Augusta's magical sacred teas draw the inevitable closer and closer. Mystic Tea is a contemporary love story between young and old, franchised and disenfranchised, pedestrian and mystic. Most of all, it is a story of female empowerment as the women find the courage to confront epic challenges, creating a surprising future from the oppressive ashes of the past. It will make you smile as much as it will make you think.
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January 25, 2014
As diverse a collection of women as I've ever encountered, and nuns, to boot! The richly drawn characters in this book range from an ex-junkie novitiate to an aged prioress who seems part religious and part wizard. Holding them together as the once tranquil world around them frays and crumbles is...
December 29, 2013
greatly enjoyed this book. excellent character development, unexpected. difficult to put down.
July 23, 2016
Rea Nolan Martin crafted the most ingenious characters ever and threw them all together in one book. I don’t typically get into stories or even movies, for that matter, where there are so many different characters, each with a different tale that has to be told…because it makes me feel as if ther...
January 23, 2015
Becoming the member of the week of an internet support group I belong http://tinyurl.com/mqo65sj afforded me the opportunity to choose a book written by another member from a list of books. Amd as a Book Reviewer I prefer to read REAL BOOKS especially when they’ve been signed, which is why I’ve c...
February 04, 2015
Confessing my prejudice against what might be chick-lit, I somewhat skeptically started into Rea Nolan Martin’s Mystic Tea after seeing it reviewed by a colleague on the Visionary Fiction Alliance website. I was, however, quickly drawn into its quirky world, inhabited by dopers, grumpy nuns, and...
July 28, 2015
Delightful Tale of Spiritual Redirection
This was a very good story centered around a monastery of nuns that presumably lost their way in life; just moving forward almost hypnotically. They're then invaded by two unforgettable characters (perhaps divinely) that would change their lives forever.
November 25, 2013
I completely enjoyed this tale, more than I anticipated. I think the author could have drawn out the stories of the other nuns a little bit more; I would have like to have known them a little better. All in all, a delightful read.
January 25, 2014
The pages take you on a journey from the heart as you follow the lives and unconventional antics of these women all thrown together. You will be touched by so many emotions, most delightfully by Ms. Martin's humor. Not to be missed!
July 13, 2017
This was an enjoyable story about a group of women living in a monastery and the Vatican is investigating them. None of the women act typically like nuns. They are all very different and not attuned to normal life in any sense of the word. The story is told from different POV so you see and under...
September 13, 2014
This book is more about character development than plot - not that it doesn't have plot! It does! That's why I like it so much. The characters are real and raw and the plot is surprising in places. What I most appreciate about it is that it colors faith with the many shades of doubt, uncertainty,...