It was lovely to be whisked away to sunny Tuscany in this gorgeous book. Tilly starts off with very little colour in her life, both from her work and life. It was fantastic to see her blossom when she takes on the challenge of running a tea room in Tuscany. Watching her connect with the community and begin to throw herself into the challenges of running the business.
The food sounded scrumptious and you could imagine how wonderful it would be to eat there.
I enjoy books about food and travel, so this was perfect escapism for me!
Book 📖 blurb 🧁🫖🍰
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?
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.
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Link to Amazon
Tilly’s Tuscan Teashop: A gorgeously uplifting summer read (The Blossomwood Bay Series Book 1) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B6RDFSY6?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_AAEYD6DZYGE55MB4FJDY