Monday, 14 March 2016

Book Review: The Cosy Teashop in the Castle | Caroline Roberts

I received my copy via NetGalley from the fabulous folks over at Harper Impulse. Thank you so much lovelies. 

Claverham Castle may be crumbling but that didn’t stop me from wanting to jump in the pages and join Ellie and Joe for a slice of cake in The Cosy Teashop in the Castle.

This book by Caroline Roberts is my idea of pure romantic fiction perfection, with added laughs, love and of course copious amounts of cake. From the first page I was drawn into the world of Ellie Hall and her pursuit of her dream job which is running her own café. This one just happens to be located in a rundown castle that relies on foot traffic that isn’t really there anymore.

So it is up to Ellie and her co-workers who are a wonderful cast of characters to essentially ‘save the day’ and help make Claverham Castle great again. 

With the after effects of a bad romance still lingering Ellie isn’t exactly keen to start up anything romantic for a while, that is until she meets Joe the estate manager. Now Joe has a few secrets of his own and these seem to effect his hot and cold approach to his relationship with Ellie.

This was a wonderful book that honestly fills you up with romance and those warm fuzzy feeling that you look for when reading this kind of wonderful book. What’s so great about this book is that it switches perspective between Ellie and Joe which is something you don’t usually come across in a rom-com read. But the author executed this transition from one character to the other flawlessly and I found myself gripped between to the two points of view. Don’t get me wrong, it made me want to bang Ellie’s and Joe’s heads together but that is just the result of great writing. 

This book has the word cosy in the title and that is just what it makes you feel, and I highly recommend snuggling down with some cake and tea and getting super cosy with this book because you are going to find yourself getting lost in Claverham Castle alongside the lovely and funny Ellie Hall.

A romantic treat that is sweet, warm and delightfully delicious. 

A must read for sure.

I gave this book a cosy 10/10
About The Author

Family, friends, food, a glass of bubbly and, of course, a good book make Caroline smile. She loves writing emotional stories about love, loss, betrayal, and family that explore how complex and yet beautiful love can be. She also likes to write romantic comedy, letting the characters have a bit of fun too! Caroline believes in following your dreams, which led her here to Harper Impulse and a publishing deal after many years of writing. Stunning Northumberland is her home – sandy beaches, castles and gorgeous countryside that have inspired her writing.