#BookReview Coffee, Tea, The Caribbean & Me by Caroline James @CarolineJames12Title: Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me

Author: Caroline James

Series: Coffee Tea #2

Published by Ramjam Publishing on December 21, 2015

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction

Pages: 326

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Caroline James

Book Rating: 8/10

 

Synopsis:

From Cumbria to the Caribbean…

Flying solo again in their middle years, can life really begin again for Jo and Hattie? Is there hope for the newly single baby boomers and can romance happen? 

Continuing the Coffee Tea… series, join Jo and Hattie as they romp into their future and prove that anything is possible! 

Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me is a stand-alone read but also the sequel to Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me which shot to #3 on Amazon and was E-Book of the week in The Sun Newspaper. 

“A story about friendship and loss…is there hope for those of a certain age?” 

‘The time to be happy is now…’ Jo remembers her late husband’s words but is struggling to face the lonely future that lies ahead. A heartbroken widow, Jo finds herself alone with ghostly memories at Kirkton House – a Cumbrian Manor that until recently, she ran as a thriving hotel. Her two sons have moved away, Jimmy to run a bar in Barbados, and Zach to London to pursue a career as a celebrity chef. Middle-age and widowhood loom frighteningly and Jo determines to sell up and start again, despite protestations from colourful friend, Hattie and erstwhile admirer Pete Parks. 

Hattie convinces Jo to postpone any life-changing decisions by enjoying a Caribbean holiday but their holiday sets off a course of events that brings mayhem and madness to Jo and her family. Confused and anxious for her future, can life really begin again for Jo? 

Caroline’s books are stand-alone stories but characters do make appearances throughout. The best order to read them is: 

Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me 
So, You Think You’re A Celebrity…Chef? 
Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me


Review:

Light-hearted, whimsical, and highly entertaining!

This book is witty, interesting, and engaging. And it reminds us to always live life to the fullest, and to embark on new adventures, experience new love, and indulge at any age.

The prose is beautiful and descriptive. The characters are sweet, amusing, and endearing. The setting takes us from the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean, to the idyllic peacefulness of the English countryside. And the plot is captivating with its multiple escapades, misgivings, cheeky banter, and brief glimpse into cookery.

This truly is a lovely, easy, heartwarming story that will definitely make you smile.

 

This novel is available now.

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Thank you to Caroline James, the author, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. It was a pleasure to read.

 

About Caroline James

Caroline’s debut novel, Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me shot to #3 on Amazon and was E-book of the Week in The Sun newspaper. Her second novel, So, You Think You’re A Celebrity… Chef? has been described as wickedly funny: ‘AbFab meets MasterChef in a Soap…’ Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me, an Amazon best-seller, was a Top Ten Finalist at The Write Stuff, London Book Fair 2015 and the judge’s comments included: Caroline is a natural story-teller with a gift for humour in her writing.” Her next novel, Boomerville will be published spring 2017.

Caroline has owned and run many catering related businesses and cookery is a passion alongside her writing, combining the two with her love of the hospitality industry and romantic fiction. As a media agent, Caroline represented many well-known celebrity chefs and her TV script, So, You Think You’re A Celebrity Chef? was runner up at the Winchester Writers Festival 2016.

She has published short stories and is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association. Caroline writes articles on food and celebrity based interviews and is Feature Editor for an online lifestyle magazine. She is a founder member of The Cheshirati and is available for inspiring and entertaining talks on anything related to the hospitality and publishing industry.