The Little Tea Shop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Thursday all!

It is definitely summertime here it is HOT! And this was the perfect summer escapist read.🌸

The Little Teashop in Tokyo

Grab your passport and escape to a land of dazzling skycrapers, steaming bowls of comforting noodles, and a page-turning love story that will make you swoon!

For travel blogger Fiona, Japan has always been top of her bucket list so when she wins an all-expenses paid trip, it looks like her dreams are coming true.

Until she arrives in vibrant, bustling Tokyo and comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart ten years ago, gorgeous photographer Gabe.

Fiona can’t help but remember the heartache of their last meeting but amidst the temples and clouds of soft pink cherry blossoms, can Fiona and Gabe start to see life – and each other – differently?

My Thoughts

Tea and second chances. Julie Caplin swept me away to Tokyo with her descriptive writing. I loved all the Japanese culture packed into this sweet Second Chance Romance. Fiona is a travel blogger and is so excited when she wins a trip to Japan to take photos that will later be displayed at an exhibit in London. When she reaches Japan she finds out she will not be working with the professional photographer she thought she was. She instead will be working with her ex-boyfriend Gabe. I’m sure you know where this is going, but this book was really more about the journey than the Destiination. The story completely emerged me into the Japanese culture, the sites, the sounds, the Smells. At Times Fiona frustrated me she was incredibly insecure and I never felt like she really had caused to be. Gave was likable, even though he screwed up a decade ago. Who doesn’t make mistakes when they are young? The romance was very sweet, but I think the strength of this book was the setting of Tokyo. This story was an absolute delight, looking forward to reading another book from this author.

This book in emojis 📸 🗼 🗻 🍵 🥢 👘 🌸

*** Big thank you to Harper Collins UK for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands, taking journalists on press trips to awful places like Turin, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and occasionally losing the odd member of the press in an airport. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to eat amazing food, drink free alcohol, hone her writing skills on press releases and to research European cities for her books.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for HarperImpulse.

Under her pen name, Julie Caplin, her thirteenth novel, The Little Teashop in Tokyo will be published in ebook and paperback this June.

Social Media Links –

Twitter @JulieCaplin