I always love getting my hands on a new release by Daisy James and this book did not disappoint. As Tilly reluctantly heads off to sunny Tuscany after disaster has struck at home to spend time in her sisters Teashop we get to know a grief stricken Tilly who is stuck and struggling to move on after a couple of years of trauma.
As the Tuscan sun begins to work its magic we are introduced to a selection of amazing characters, who start to form friendships with Tilly as she helps out in the Teashop. With wonderful themed teas, cakes and nails, alongside a whole selection of delicious ice creams, this is a story that you just want to keep reading as Tilly spends her time off exploring and thinking about her next steps when her sister returns home.
A book that I loved from the first few chapters and was reluctant to put down. In the recent gloomy January weather, this story was the perfect anecdote. You just can’t beat a trip to somewhere hot with an amazing selection of food and picturesque views.
Welcome to Tilly’s Tuscan Teashop, the first book in a brand new series from the author of the Hummingbird Hotel and the Cornish Confetti Agency series.
When photographer Natalie Nicholson’s beach hut studio – and everything she’s spent the last two years working on – is destroyed in a fire, she doesn’t think things can get any worse. Until she sees her boyfriend Josh Clarke on Instagram frolicking on a palm-fringed Balinese beach with a fellow cabin crew member.
Devastated and heartbroken, she heads to Italy to help out at her sister’s English teashop in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, where she encounters sun-dappled hilltop villages with attractive terracotta bell towers, cobbled piazzas housing world-famous art and architecture, and a national fixation with getting from A to B as quickly as possible whether in a glamourous Ferrari, a scarlet Vespa, or a snail-like ape.
With handsome local filmmaker-cum-waiter Matteo Ferretti on hand to guide her, can Tilly learn to ditch her workaholic ways and embrace the Italian pursuit of la dolce vita? Or will she miss out on her chance at a happy-ever-after?
Available to purchase here
Meet the Author
Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks, or on Instagram @daisyjamesstories.
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Daisy & Kel x