chick-lit · Christmas · romance

Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★★

Blurb; ‘Tis the season for mulled wine, mince pies, and magic under the mistletoe…
Flora loves Christmas more than anything else in the world, so she’s gutted when her Scrooge-alike boss fires her from Deck the Halls Christmas emporium. But now she finally has a chance to follow her dreams – and what better place to start than the home of Christmas?

Before she can say ‘sleigh bells’, Flora’s on her way to Lapland in a campervan-cum-Christmas-shop. She can’t wait to spend her days drinking hot chocolate and taking reindeer-drawn carriage rides, but something Flora didn’t expect was meeting Connor, a Norse god of a man who makes her heart flutter and snowflakes swirl in her stomach. There’s just one problem: Connor hates Christmas.

Can Flora convince Connor of the joys of Christmas – and will she find a festive romance along the way?

My Review; Love this author. She hasn’t let me down yet. Was very excited to read this one and I was not disappointed. I devoured this in a day. Couldn’t put it down. Addictive. A real festive, romance and new beginning read. A page turner.

Meet Flora. She loves Christmas but when she loses her job she needs to find a new job and fast. Which is where the travelling comes in. Meet Connor her new boss (kind of) who doesn’t believe in Christmas. A big clash of characters here, tension. A very cute read. Very similar to a hallmark film. Beautiful. Funny in parts. I just loved Flora’s character. Unique.

The cover is gorgeous and this is the perfect festive read to curl up with. Loved it. Five stars from me. Highly recommend. This has gone into my top 10 reads of the year. Amazing.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★

Blurb; The trip of a lifetime!
Rosie Lewis has her life together.

A swanky job as a Michelin-Starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for exactly January 2021.

That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he’s had an affair.

Heartbroken and devastated, Rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass (or three) of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country.

Now, Rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, her new-found travelling tea shop in tow, nothing could go wrong, could it…?

My Review; I have always been a huge fan of Rebeccas writing. You may have seen not long ago I reviewed Aria’s Travelling Book Shop written by the same author which was amazing. However, that was the book which came after this one.

I am very disappointed in myself as I read them in the wrong order so I already knew the outcome from reading the second book first. Boo. My fault. Don’t make the same mistake as me read them in order.

This book focuses on Rosie, recently going through a divorce. This is her new start and adventure with her travelling tea shop. Along the way two men emerge. Ollie & Max… Max is another traveller and loves to wind Rosie up and is very kind. Ollie is an online friend, but everything is not as it seems. Who will she choose? Ollie or Max?

A beautiful story. Where it all began… Leads perfectly into book two (Aria’s Travelling Book Shop). Beautifully written. We get to see how Rosie and Aria became best friends. I’d love to see more in this series. It’s different, interesting. An escape. Parts had me laughing out loud. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Adventure · chick-lit · romance

Aria’s Travelling Book Shop – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★★

Blurb; This summer will change everything!

Aria Summers knows what she wants.

A life on the road with best friend Rosie and her beloved camper-van-cum-book-shop, and definitely, definitely, no romance.

But when Aria finds herself falling – after one too many glasses of wine, from a karaoke stage – into the arms of Jonathan, a part of her comes back to life for the first time in years.

Since her beloved husband died Aria has sworn off love, unless it’s the kind you can find in the pages of a book. One love of her life is quite enough.

And so Aria tries to forget Jonathan and sets off for a summer to remember in France. But could this trip change Aria’s life forever…?

My Review; I’ve always been a huge fan of Rebeccas writing, this is her most recent book published. I mean what’s better than reading about a bibliophile, books and a whole adventure ahead for both?

The story focuses on Aria, widowed, huge book worm and shes off to france with her mobile bookshop. After the death of her husband she vows to never love again. A diary from her husband emerges and she decides to savour a little bit each day throughout this story. While on her travels she keeps bumping into author Johnathan. Is this a sign to start again? To fall in love? A perfect match? Author and bibliophile? …

In a way it’s a story about dealing with grief and coming through that. It’s a new start, feel good, beautiful and uplifting story. Perfection. It was a world I didn’t want to leave. It had me smiling the whole way through and parts made had me laughing out loud. I seriously couldn’t put it down, I had finished it within hours. It has a beautiful ending. The travelling community sticks together and we see a lot of Rosie too (Arias bestie).

I love it that much it’s going into my top twenty reads of the year. A well deserved five stars and I cannot recommend it enough. I’ve gone straight into the book before it (Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop) which gives me the advantage of already knowing the characters but also what happened before and I’m back in their world. I love it. Hooked. Can I also mention how beautitul the cover is. Well worth the read.

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