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The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin
Source: Rachel Random Resources
Publisher: One More Chapter
About The Book
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?
If you had planned a trip to Tokyo (like me) and due to the pandemic we are living it has been cancelled, this is the book you’ll love to read! There are so many famous landscapes and tourist points that anyone who travels to Tokyo for the first time should visit that I am sure that you’ll feel like you are part of the story.
This is the story of Fiona, she has won a trip to Tokyo with all expenses included to work with a famous Japanese photographer, to learn the insights of photography and create her first exhibition. As you can imagine there will be just a little change, she will work with Gabe instead of the Japanese photographer, the first man she kissed and that could never forget. The relation between them will not be easy, Fiona is timid and this will be the first time she is alone without her mother, Gabe on the other side is bored of everything included life; maybe their re-encounter will change their life forever, for better or worse? You’ll have to read the book to know this answer!
This had been a page turning; light and refreshing I felt transported to the non-stop Tokyo, full of contrasts and light. I’ve been a few times to Tokyo so I can say that the places explained on the book are for real, the writer has done and amazing research of how they live and the most famous places to visit if you travel there. The only thing that it felt weird it was when Fiona compared an Izakaya with a Wagamama and a Pub, I can accept the comparison to a Pub, they sell alcohol, but the small dishes and snacks that they serve I would say they are more similar to a Yo! Sushi than a Wagamama, small dishes and super traditional.
This is a romantic story, but full of emotions and beautiful landscapes, you will fall in love with the story and Tokyo, be advised! 😉
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