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Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop

(The Travelling Shops #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  5,530 ratings  ·  677 reviews
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,
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 2nd 2019 by HQ Fiction GB (first published March 4th 2019)
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Rosie had everything she ever had wished for: the perfect husband, she was the sous chef at a Michelin rated restaurant, two perfect children – well, they were perfectly planned out in her future where they would be perfect to be sure – and she lived in a perfect apartment. Until she walked in on her birthday to find her not-so-perfect husband with a pre-packed bag walking out on her for another woman! Rosie’s very perfect life was shattered. So she did what any sane woman would do – she drank a ...more
Rachel Gilbey
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For Rosie it is a journey of self discovery as well as a trip around the UK, after she buys a campervan while drunk the evening her husband leave her for another woman.

He accuses her of being predictable and suspects his leaving won't have any effect, whereas it is soon apparent it was the best thing he could have ever done for Rosie.

Rosie is filled with self doubt and it was wonderful to see how she developed over the course of the summer, travelling around various festivals in her brand new
Jenny (Reading Envy)
Set in the UK, this is the everything is fine, hashtag vanlife, hashtag digital nomad, baked goods and old books, romance and friendship book. It came out on the 16th and is an antidote to the burnout you've been feeling. Recommended for a feel-good read!

I had access to a copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Elle G.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Release Date: March 3, 2019
Genre: Chick Lit
Actual Rating: 4 stars

What a lovely story! I don't recall reading a book by Rebecca Raisin but that will certainly change once she releases more books. I really enjoyed this one. The author incorporated delicious desserts and teas while showing us that sometimes change isn't a bad thing. I think any reader who is in need of a pick me up should check out Rosie's Traveling Tea Shop. It's an eye opening novel and filled with some amazing character gr
Feb 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from a Publisher for an honest review.

I usually love books like that, but unfortunately this one just did not lived up to my expectations.
I appreciate the fact that Rosie, the protagonist, did not open a cute cafe/bookshop in Cornwall as it usually happens in those books, but hit the road - that was very refreshing.
Unfortunately the rest of the book fell flat. The characters are bland, they're neither likable nor unlikable, the romance is lukewarm at best.
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Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
For Rosie, scheduling ahead has always led to good things. She’s got a great job as a sous chef in a Michelin-Starred restaurant, a seemingly great husband, and even plans for children in January 2021. But then she arrives home one day to find her husband with one foot out the door as he admits to carrying on an affair. Rosie turns to several glasses of wine only to wake up the next day with a hangover and a pink campervan named Poppy parked outside her home. Throwing her carefully planned life ...more
4.5⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved Rebecca Raisin's Little Paris Collection, the stories were full of romance, heart and life lessons. So when I heard about her new book, I knew I had to read it. Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop has just about convinced me to sell up and hit the road, explore what's out there, stop feeling tied down and stop feeling like I'm not being the real me. This isn't a new feeling or thought, but after reading Rosie, part of me wonders if maybe Rebecca Raisin has been reading my mind. As Rosie ...more
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was provided with an eARC by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

About: When Rosie's husband leaves her for another woman, giving the excuse that Rosie is not spontaneous at all, she decides to do something unpredictable. She decides to leave her steady job and open up a travelling tea shop. She gets inspired by other Van Lifers who live on the road and this story is a journey of how she completely changes her life.

Characters: Rosie was shown as an organized character whose character tr
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
Oh this was over far too soon, that’s my main thought, actually no, my first thought was I need a Max ! This Is a really lovely pick me up book, pick me up in the sense you don’t want to put it down and also in that it lifts your mood. I loved the characters so much and this is the first book I’ve read by Rebecca Raisin but I will definitely be reading more now. This is a bright ray of sunshine , my only tiny criticism was it felt a bit slow to start but once it got going it was fun !

Thanks to
I'm going to be honest with you, I would never have chosen this book on my own. But it's what my book club voted on, so I gave it a shot. The premise of the story is that Rosie is a Michelin chef whose husband is having an affair and wants a divorce. So Rosie decides she needs to get out of the city and drunkenly purchases a pink bus to open a traveling tea shop in. Adventures ensue.

Pros: It was a sweet book, I'll give it that. It's cutesy and a quick read. Rosie is a sweet character but seemed
I was fascinated by the whole concept of the Van Livers, it sounds quite appealing. At least when you're single and have a job or hobby that lets you earn some money while travelling. It also surprised me how many festivals there are in the UK, it's really one after the other. Unfortunately they don't play a role at all in the book. Rosie only talks about setting up the van at this or that festival site, but that's it. I think there could have been a lot more atmosphere created by elaborating a ...more
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book. Was so hard to put down i read it in just over a day. Loved the friendship between Rosie and Aria.Will be looking out for more by this author when I have got through more books on my ever growing bookshelf 🤣😂.
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its a cosy, easy to read, predictable chick lit book, with a few cheesy lines, but I liked it!
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
It starts to feel like I am constantly repeating myself… but I just love books about cafes. So when I read the title Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop I just knew I had to get my hands on this novel. As I have said before I tend to read a lot of feel good stories about tea shops, cafes, bakeries… These stories are like some kind of drug for me. But after reading so many of them you soon discover a traditional pattern and often this ends with “been there, done that”. But oh boy, was I in for a treat wi ...more
The Librarian's Granddaughter
This sweet book was lent to me by a friend. I really liked it and needed something just like it to read. For the first time I read something from the author, but it will not be the last. The idea of ​​a café or bookstore on wheels is not new, but I was still interested in the story. Ah, the cover is so fresh that it won me over right now.

Rosie is a famous chef in an expensive restaurant, to which she has dedicated the last 15 years of her life. Her husband is also a cook and decides to file for
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I was in the mood/looking for a feel-good, light-hearted read. Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop did not disappoint. The main character, Rosie, is a sous chef at a Michelin starred restaurant in London whose husband leaves her after having an affair with a woman at work. Broken hearted, she decides to leave life as she knows it and purchases a pink traveling van, named Poppy, with plans (Rosie is a planner) to turn the van into a pop-up tea shop. And away she goes on her journey of personal ...more
What do you do when you find someone whose embrace you never want to leave? Right, there you go. YOU READ IT SLOWLY

Rebecca Raisin's book had the same effect on me. The story was simple, oft done before, Rosie's husband has an affair, she buys her traveling tea van and wants to get out of London, and off she goes in the van to Brighton at first where she meets Aria or nearly tries to kill her while parking her van. The entire book is a journey of Rosie finding herself and getting her mojo back al
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This has been a sweet easy light read, I loved the idea of starting life afresh by just travelling in a campervan, making new friends, visiting festivals/gigs so as to set up stalls to make some money, but as wonderful as it sounds I'm pretty sure it isn't as easy as that in real life.

But despite that I still fell in love with this quirky story, lots of fun & laughs to be had and the characters were a joy to get to know. I knew right from the beginning that there would be more to Ollie than mee
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin portrays a woman who has lived most of her life planning it down to the smallest detail. When her world is turned upside down, she buys a camper van (under the influence of wine) and begins her life all over again. Ms. Raisin's story includes not only humor but personal growth as Rosie learns to live without the plans she has always depended upon. The plot moved smoothly as Rosie met more of the "Van Lifers", learned how to cope with crowds, mini-dis ...more
Nicola Clough
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the first page made me laugh at times and full of friendship love heartbreak and fun while travelling. It's so well written and you just want to keep reading.
Rosie has her life totally in plan as she's got a husband and the perfect job as a chef in a top resultant. She comes home to find her husband is leaving her and her life comes tumbling down in front of her. She goes to have a drink to drown her sorry then when she wakes up she finds she has brought a bright pink tra
Emily Young
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Well sign me up to live in a van and travel the country PLEASE. After reading this I'm fighting the urge to get rid of all my stuff and live life on the road. This was light and sweet and just what I needed while trapped in social distance-land alone in my apartment. I liked Rosie but I LOVED Aria so I'm pumped that there's a follow up on Aria & her van full of romance books. Also a big fan of Max - he's described as Jason Momoa's vegan yogi twin so like, yes please. I didn't 100% believe that R ...more
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
I got really into this until the 'catfish' / network predator bit thank God that was very near the end of the book but it cost stars. But I loved the idea of book, the friendship, the fellowship, the positivity - OK a bit to Happy Days to be true but we can dream can't we? And hey, I kept on reading.
This was a fun Contemporary Romance set in the UK. I liked the characters and situations. I even laughed out loud a few times. I've always had a wanderlust, so seeing the 'van life' play out across a summer filled me with delight and a bit of longing. Our heroine, Rosie, finally learns to value herself more and let go of her interminable lists. Our hero, Max, is just yummy.

I'm now off to start the next book in the series!

This is just what I needed -- a light-hearted romance with a big heart.
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chicklit, fiction
So charming. Not my usual genre, but this was a welcome getaway! In some ways, I envy Rosie. It was a delight to embark on this adventure with her. I definitely will read on about Aria and her traveling bookshop!
The Library Lady
I usually use the "saccharin warning" bookshelf for kids books, but it is warranted here. From the author's gushy "about me" note through to the smug ending, the amount of sugar in Rosie 's baked goods pales in comparison to the truckload in the plot. True brain candy. I need to detox with a smart, snappy dose of Jennifer Cruisie. ...more
Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
This is wonderfully funny and original story all about taking chances, grabbing life and just basically coming out of your comfort zone to do something new, something which will set your heart and soul alight with joy. I am ashamed to say this is the first I have read by Rebecca Raisin and it will not be the last, I was instantly enchanted with her easy reading, entertaining and vibrant writing.

Rosie is a high achieving chef, hard-working and a perfectionist, who believes she has everything sh
Tea Leaves and Reads
If you're just about ready for a dose of sunshine and a splash of blue skies then this is the book for you! Tea, Cake and new friendships - the perfect ingredients for a Spring read. I have followed Rebecca Raisin as an author for a long time and have books on my 'to read' list but this is the first book that I have actually read - not a moment too soon I will be delving into the rest soon!! Huge thanks to Rebecca for an advanced copy (and her publishers). I absolutely devoured this in just a fe ...more
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I saw this cover and then read the synopsis I knew I needed to read this book. After being dumped by her husband on her birthday, Rosie makes the best drunk purchase ever… well in my opinion she did. A bright pink camper van!!! Awesome!!! It made me want to break out the wine and see what I could drunk purchase, though I’d probably end up with a packet of out of date cereal!

I have to say this book was absolutely brilliant. Rosie is a driven career woman with her life planned out. She
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
I felt an instant affinity with Rosie. She has her issues, but don’t we all *snorts*

*gives you the side-eye*

Don’t even go there with me - we all know my issues have issues...

I can’t imagine the pain and heartbreak Rosie must have felt to realise that her husband, the man she’d made all these plans with (okay, so who knows how much input he actually had *giggles*), was leaving her, and for another woman no less. Rat-bleep-da-bleep!

Spontaneity? I’ll give you spontaneity!

As someone who, on at leas
Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin is an utter charmer of a book.

Rosie, a sous chef in a Michelin starred restaurant, thinks her husband has a fun surprise for her birthday. It's a surprise but definitely no fun as he tells her he's leaving and wants a divorce. Organized and methodical Rosie isn't sure what to do as her carefully planned life starts to crumble around her.

Determined to start a new life, encouraged by wine, she buys a pink RV and decides to open a travelling tea shop.

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