The Cosy Teashop in the Castle
Release Date: February 25, 2016
Overall Rating: 5 stars
This is a charming chick lit novel that I thoroughly enjoyed! The characters are super sweet and life like (Ellie is a woman after my own heart), the setting is beautiful (a lovely castle in the countryside) and the plot is well thought out, original, and sweet. Having not read a chick lit in a while, I am so glad I jumped right into this one. It makes me want to continue reading this genre (as it has always been a top favorite) and find more books by the author.
The story is about a woman named Ellie who opens up a tearoom in a castle in order to turn a mundane life into a fun filled one doing what she loves. Her tearoom is filled with delicious baked goods, tea, and some nutty characters. I loved them all to pieces, even the “old bat” who seems to have an opinion about everything. The author does a marvelous job describing said baked goods and I felt hungry reading it! In fact, I could really go for a panini and cake right now… Now, while love is the farthest thing from Ellie’s mind, she can’t help the attraction she feels for her boss Joe. Joe is a bit of a hermit. He has been at the castle for a few years now and hasn’t even had a chance to think about love, let alone find it in the most unexpected way. But when the two come together, dreams will become fulfilled in more ways than one.
All in all, I adored this book to pieces! It’s the perfect blend of chick lit and romance. The storyline is sweet and charming just like the characters. The author has definitely worked some magic with this book. So much in fact that I wouldn’t mind visiting a castle in the near future. If you enjoy chick lit novel, I highly recommend this read. It’s really lovely and fun!