First comes the miracle and then comes the madness. The miracle is the birth of identical triplets, and the madness is all about money, of course. The year is 1916 and the newborn baby girls have become pint-size celebrities. Unfortunately, this small portion of fame soon leads to a much larger portion of greed, and the triplets are split up—parceled out to the highest bidders. Two of the girls go to live in a hilltop mansion. The third girl isn’t so lucky. She ends up with a shady family that lives in an abandoned work camp. That’s how their lives begin: two on top, one on the bottom, and all three in the same small town. And when their worlds collide, as they must, the consequences are extreme.
“Tea Cups & Tiger Claws” spans fifty years and takes the reader from a shantytown to a gilded mansion, from dark desires to sacrificial love.
“An engagingly twisted family saga” -Kirkus Reviews
“Darkly funny, edgy and complex…I recommend it for readers of family sagas, romance, historical novels and thrillers.” -The Kindle Book Review, 5 stars
“There is palpable suspense throughout…. For readers who enjoy historical and psychological suspense that is a little bit different from the ubiquitous who-done-it, this book is definitely recommended. Hopefully there is more to come from Timothy Patrick.” -BellaOnline.com, The Voice of Women