A Match Made In Heaven
Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin is a delightfully fun contemporary read that will warm your heart and soul. It will make you laugh and it will leave you smiling.
Rebecca Raisin has created a wonderful set of eclectic characters – an obsessive at cleaning chef, a broken hearted bibliophile and a big burly tattooed vegan – together they travel the length and breadth of Britain in their respective camper vans. They go to various festivals, delighting the reader. Along the way they meet others who are equally entertaining.
The reader does not so much read this book as ‘travel’ through it, sampling the sights and sounds along the way.
The book is about discovering our true identity. “Who will I be, if I’m not a sous-chef … I feel anchorless.” Our identity goes far deeper than our jobs. We need to discover who we are and who we were created to be. Having reached rock bottom, life changing decisions are made that will reveal the true identity of characters. Life has previously squashed the life out of them. Now it is a journey of discovery, literally and spiritually.
We are all hiding something. When grief becomes a part of who we are, we may need help and friendships to help us to re-join life. “We must put one foot in front of the other until the pain subsides and the sun comes out.”
The novel explores true friendship and companionship. People bond together over books and food. “Books and tea are a match made in heaven.” Characters help each other out, asking for nothing in return. They live side by side, lending helping hands where they can.
Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop was such a fun read. I laughed and I cried, and I laughed until I cried! The characters lodged in my heart. It does not feel so much like the end of the book, more like a goodbye to dear friends.
A totally wonderful feel-good read that will light up your life for a few hours.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.