The Little Teashop in Tokyo – Book Review

The Little Teashop in Tokyo: A feel-good, romantic comedy to make you smile and fall in love! (Romantic Escapes, Book 6) by [Julie Caplin]

Grab your passport and escape to a land of dazzling skyscrapers, 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?

No. of pages:- 330 pages

Published:- June 11th 2020

Publisher:- One More Chapter

Genre:- Romance

This is the sixth book of the Romantic Escape series. Fiona gets an all paid visit to Japan, one of the countries she has always wanted to visit but she gets to meet Gabe Burnett, who broke her heart almost ten years ago. She stays with a Japanese family, Haruka, Setsuko and Setsuko’s daughter Mayu. While visiting picturesque temples, beautiful cherry blossoms and Mt Fiji, she gets close to Haruka and her teashop as well as with Gabe Burnett…

This books makes you feel as if you are in Japan. Though like more romantic books where the couple at first hate each other, then start falling in love, then break up and then get back together (a typical romance novel), despite that, I enjoyed reading so much about Japan. Having born, raised and lived in Japan, I am bit familiar with the Japanese customs and traditions so the author did a good job doing research about Japan, the tea ceremony, the pink colored cherry blossoms, the Shibuya crossing…it feels like you are in Japan and that you are experiencing all these things in Japan with the characters, Gabe and Fiona. The Shinkansen ride to Kyoto, the picturesque and golden temples in Kyoto, the beautiful snow capped mountain of Mt Fiji and Hanami festival (cherry blossom) feels all real and feels like you are in Japan.

OK…soo aside feeling like you are in Japan, the writing was good, the author did a good job drawing the reader into the story. Though the story is predictable and that you know it would be happily ever after story, it was intriguing and interesting that will keep you up all night! A cute cozy romantic novel!

Worth five stars!

Julie Caplin

Julie Caplin is addicted to travel and good food. Formerly a PR director, for many years she swanned around Europe taking top food and drink writers on press trips (junkets) sampling the gastronomic delights of various cities in Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Copenhagen and Switzerland. It was a tough job but someone had to do it.

These trips have provided the inspiration and settings for the Romantic Escapes Series which include The Little Cafe in Copenhagen, The Little Brooklyn Bakery, The Little Paris Patisserie, The Northern Lights Lodge, The Secret Cove in Croatia and the latest addition, The Little Tokyo Teashop which was published in June 2020.

There are plans for a further three romantic escapes, the first of which, The Little Swiss Ski Chalet, will be released in early 2021.

She also writes best selling novels as Jules Wake, which include Covent Garden in the Snow, Notting Hill in the Snow. The Saturday Morning Park Run, From Italy with Love and her next release The Spark which will be published in December 2020.

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