About the author (as seen in the Ebook)
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly, believe in true, once in a lifetime love.
Publication date: 4th March 2019
ISBN: Paperback 978-0008330842
Also available in Ebook and Audiobook format
Pages: (Ebook) 250 pages (Paperback) 384 pages
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Format reading: ARC Ebook
Copy provided by: Author and NetGally
Blurb (as seen in the Ebook)
Rosie Lewis has her life together.
A swanky job as a Michelin-Starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and a future children scheduled for exactly January 2021.
That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he’s had an affair.
Heartbroken and devastated, Rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass (or three) of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country.
Now, Rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, her newfound travelling tea shop in tow, nothing could go wrong, could it…?
I would like to say a massive thank-you to Rebecca, NetGally and HQ for providing me with the ARC Ebook of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop to read and review. I’ve been super excited to read this!!!!!!!!
Wow, would you just take a minuet to apricate this great front cover…Starting from the top, there are a string of pink and blue lights strung in a wavy manner, then your eyes meets the title, which is coloured in a lovely shade of pink and look’s like it has been painted with a paint brush. Then under the title you can see the pink; with a blue strip through the centre campervan all set up to trade at a festival; with a table and chares set up in front, on the green grass behind, are other stalls and tents. Rebecca’s Name is done in a blue which tie’s in with the blue strip on the campervan. I really found this appealing to look at in every way possible.
I’m such a fan of Rebecca’s book’s and are ones I will re-read again and again.
Rosie; work’s as a Sous Chef at the Michelin-Starred London restaurant Epoque. She has work incredibly hard at her career, long unsociable hours to get to where she’s at. Rosie is a major organiser and has her own day to day life and even has a schedule for every part of her future. Her and her husband Callum do the same job in different establishments so are like passing ships in the night; making it difficult to have a life together. When Rosie returns from work one day finds him and his bags packed ready to leave. Callum admits to having an affair with a woman from his work.
Broken hearted and deciding to take drastic action Rosie leaves her job and then makes a drunken impulse purchase of a pink campervan; called Poppy in a bid to radically change her life. She want’s to turn Poppy into a pop-up tea shop, travelling around the country to festivals and fairs selling her home baked delights. Rosie searches the net for websites and forums gathering information and start to plan her whole new future (that isn’t planned!!) She chats to a another nomad Oliver on a forum and he helps point her in the right direction and they start to strike up a friendship.
At Rosie’s first location she bumps into fellow nomad Aria; who runs a pop-up bookshop. instantly striking a friendship Aria suggests that they travel around together on the festival and fair’s circuit. Rosie agrees and Aria helps her put all the paper work she needs to have in place in order to trade. In return Rosie teaches her new friend to cook properly with out burning it!!!!!
On arriving at their first location Aria introduces Rosie to the others on the circuit. Max is one of the nomads and runs a vegan food stall, they clash where matters of food are concerned. Both lady’s soon get in the swing of things coming up with ideas to collaborate together with Rosie’s blend of teas and matching them to Aria’s books. As time goes on both Rosie and Aria open up about their individual heartbreak and become a welcome support for each other. Max also becomes a constant in Rosie’s life as they travel around the country, even thought she sometimes finds him annoying they start to spend their free time together. Max encourages her to do things well out of her comfort zone and she starts to realise she is enjoying herself. Mean while Max becomes increasingly worried about this Oliver character as he fails to meet up with Rosie; warning her to be wary of him. But Rosie’s judgement has been clouded by Oliver’s helpfulness and kindness.
Rosie also has Poppy to think about as she needs some serous TLC; putting in to question whether she can carry on in her nomad life. Can she find another way to carry on? Will Oliver finally show his face? Is Max right to be worried? Will Rosie listen? Can Aria find her own happiness? Does Max care about Rosie more than a friend? And does she feel the same? Or has Oliver clouded her judgement? Who will get Rosie’s heart?
Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin is the most charming read! And what a ride it was!!!!! I adored travelling around with Rosie as she embarks on this new exciting life as a nomad, to see her grow through the story was wonderful; it was like watching a cake rise in the oven. Of course she doesn’t have a completely easy ride and there are many bumps in the road that she has to face and overcome. The friendship between Aria and Rosie was something pretty special, and provided me with a few giggles as I read! Love them!
Rebecca’s writing is gently and full of emotion and bursting with wonderful description; providing the reader with a perfect image as they read. Rebecca as some of you know is one of my many favourite authors of all time, because I can re-read all her book’s again and again and not tire of them and this one will be no different! Rebecca you have done a wonderful job on this book!!!! Another bestseller me thinks!!!!!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives
Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin
5 Sparkly Stars
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