Rosie’s Traveling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin
Reviewed by GGGinny
We received a copy of this from Netgally! Thank you to Rebecca and HQ Digital for the opportunity to provide an honest review,
What I drank: a few Tom Collins. I tried to top the night off with a beer but the change in elevation meant that it practically exploded on me. Also, three years late, I finally started Fleabag and the show is a beautiful mess.
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…?
Drunk Overview: Rosie’s perfect life falls apart and she does exactly what you shouldnt do after a personal catastrophe: sells all of her stuff, buys an RV/food truck and lives like a nomad. There are a few love interests (Ollie and Max), a new best friend, and man now I kinda want to drop everything and run a book shop (not an actual plan. There’s no way I could deal with that).
- I am not a person with any intetest in living on the road, and yet…
- Rosies ex husband is a super shitty person
- Just reallt shitty
- The descriptions of food are as delicious to read as they seemed like they would taste like in real life
- The plot fit really well with a typical romance novel, which js funny because in so many ways, it doesnt read like a romance.
- The book seems far more focused on personal growth, and the relationship just happens to be a part of that
- I really enjoyed the cast of characters. While it was clear that three people were more important than others, the persobailitws of even minor characters came through
- The conflict came more from interior issues than exterior issues (with one exception) but it was kind of nice to have a more chill read.
- Seriously though, there’s a sequel Im going to read. Because the sprite of a best friend who runs a romance novel bookstore is gonna get a happy ending
- It is a little weird in a book so much about the characters that I havent written aboit them much.
- Rosie is fun because its rare to find a character with a stick up their ass not entirely lose it while also being the heroine.
- I could perfectly imaging Max, the buff vegan, an absolute teddy bear of a man.
- Aria is a manic pixie dream girl, but if they had a tragic backstory. And knew they were meant to play the role of manic pixie dream girl.
- But also, leaving a life behind sounds hard. Did Rosie not have any friends?
- I know nothing about the world of people who choose to be nomadic, but the whole thing felt a little bit magical.
What I’d Pair it With: this book reads like summer, so I need a nice summer drink. Sangria.