The Little Teashop in Tokyo is the perfect read if you are looking to loose yourself, this is pure escapism and I loved my trip to Toyko whilst reading this book. It oozed Japanese culture and traditions and took us on a tour of landmarks and let us relish in what their culture means to them. The descriptions were vivid and portrayed a love of Japan and gave great insight into the food and culture.
The characters were delightful and I loved getting to know them. Fiona was a complex character who was finding her feet after having her confidence shattered; making her bucket list trip and determined to take in as much culture and immerse herself in Japan both as a tourist and as a resident. Whereas Gabe was showing Fiona round Japan as a favour and had forgotten the beauty of the country where he had been submerged in his every day life and his previous on/off relationship.
I absolutely loved this book, Japan as a country is somewhere I would love to visit and reading about the amazing sights and traditions just made me want to visit even more. I would love to see the gorgeous cherry blossom and know my daughter would love the digital art museum. This book is escapism at its best, I was transported to Tokyo and felt like I was sitting in the teashop soaking up the culture and enjoying the amazing views from Mount Fiji.
A superb story, with a wonderful balance of characters that makes your heart break and soar as you lose yourself between the pages.
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?
About the Author
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.
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