‘Up there with the best of them…A big, fat five stars from me’ Sue Moorcroft
‘An irresistible slice of escapism’ Phillipa Ashley
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?
Readers ADORE this book!:
‘Well, wow, I adored this story…a wonderful, engaging read, transporting me to a country I've always wanted to visit’ Jeannie
‘Honestly, words cannot describe how much I have loved every single book in this series’ Holly
‘I love these books. They are utterly stunning and this is another that I haven’t been able to put down.
I love this author and this has been a perfect escape’ Vicki
‘The perfect read to take you away during the lockdown!’ Sinead
‘This is not my usual genre, I’m more of a crime/thriller reader however this story intrigued me. I absolutely loved it, truly one of the best books I have read’ Jacqueline
‘A gorgeous read which left me longing to visit Japan’ Sarah
‘A wonderful mood booster’ Jenn
‘I love Julie Caplin's writing…this afforded me to armchair travel to Tokyo.and have a taste of Japanese culture’ Amy
‘A fantastic, huggable, hilarious and addictive read’ The Writing Garnet
‘It’s all about the feels…I absolutely loved it’ The Cosiest Corner
‘Sweet, funny and deliciously heart-warming’ Frankly, My Dear…
‘I've already read it again since I finished it… a true sign of how much I enjoyed it’ Life Appears
‘The crème de la crème of rom-com confection’ Mrs W Reviews
‘I have found a little piece of myself in the story…a joy to read’ Kate McLaughlin Reviewer
‘I loved this book…the slow building romance, the descriptions of the shop as it comes to life. When I finished it, I had an incredible urge to go bake something’ Sharon Redfern, Librarian
‘Simply brilliant’ Nicola, Goodreads
‘Another gem in this series’ Rachel’s Random Reads
About the author
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 sampling the gastronomic delights of the continent. It was a tough job but someone had to do it. These trips have provided the inspiration and settings for her novels.
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When I found out The Little Teashop in Tokyo was being released, I couldn’t wait and I was dying to read the next instalment of the romantic escapes. There’s always some anxiety that comes with a highly anticipated book and whether it lives up to the expectations. But once again Julie has completely smashed it and exceeded all my expectations for this book! I literally have not put it down since my phone notified me it was available to read, I can’t wait to start the romantic escapes all over again and reread this book! It was worth the wait
Thank you to One More Chapter for providing a digital review copy of this gorgeous book. My thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. Also thank you to The Book Babe for sharing your review, this encouraged me to apply for a review copy too. This is the first book I’ve read by Julie Caplin but won’t be the last (I’ve just downloaded two books to my Kindle).
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 of the Far East are coming true.
Until she arrives in vibrant, neon-drenched 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 it’s not long before the Japanese art of contentment and a special, traditional tea ceremony work their magic…
Amidst the temples and clouds of soft pink cherry blossoms, Fiona and Gabe start to see life – and each other – differently.
I loved this book. Fiona is a great character, full of talent without realising it and full of empathy for others, usually at the cost of her own happiness, especially with her mum. Travelling to Japan on her own is a huge step out of her comfort zone and it is great to see how she deals with being in a different country, full of traditions and photographic opportunities.
Gabe is an interesting character, who finds his life changed totally when called to mentor Fiona at the last moment. Will Fiona be the catalyst he needs to shake up his life?
Haruka, Setsuko and Mayu welcome Fiona into their lives and teashop – the detail in the book about the tea shop and tea ceremonies makes it feel as if you are there (and I really wish I could visit).
This is a no spoiler review so I’m not going to comment any further on how Fiona deals with working with Gabe, the teacher she kissed 10 years ago. I recommend buying a copy to find out what happens to Fiona and to enjoy a virtual visit to Tokyo – this book could also double as a tour guide.