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Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,186 ratings  ·  247 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, on
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 16th 2019 by HQ Digital (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
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
Elle's Book Blog
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 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
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
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
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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
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
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 she
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
Alexia Moon
[I was given an ARC for an honest review]

I loved this book!! I'm in a Chick-Lit kinda mood, I want those cheesy and romantic and cute books, about finding yourself and ending up finding love as well (don't judge me!) and this book was a hit! It's a very light reading and it reads super fast but it's SO good!

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Lel Budge
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley

‘The real gift, as I’m coming to learn, is the people in your life, the friendships you nurture, the people you give your heart to. That can’t be bought.’

Rosie is heartbroken, her husband tells her it’s over, on her birthday of all days. In a drunken state she purchases ‘Poppy’ a fuchsia pink camper van with a half formed idea of roaming the countryside, selling tea and cake.

However, this is exactly what she does and Rebecca Raisin’s wonderfully descriptive writing makes me wish I could
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Rosie's husband dumps her, on her birthday, and her well-planned future goes down the drain. She decides to leave London behind, get a camper van and open a travelling tea shop, driving from festival to festival.

First off, I didn't like Rosie. She didn't come across as the strong woman that made it to sous-chef, rather as very insecure.

Some of the story seemed a little far fetched for me, I expected more romance, and didn't really believe in the planner turned pantser plot.

Good book for anyone
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

Fast read, sweet little romance, love the idea of a traveling tea shop!
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of Romance, Women's Fiction, Anyone
“Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop” by Rebecca Raisin is a lovely, light read. When you have just discovered that you have a husband who is a cheat, what a wonderful way to start life over by going travelling in a camper-van. I thought it was great that Rosie made herself some new friends along the way, as well as earning some money at music and food festivals.

I delighted in this quirky, fun story. There were many laugh-out-loud moments and it was wonderful getting to meet all of the characters, altho
Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was a very cute, light, predictable read! When Rosie is blindsided by her husband's affair and request for a divorce, she makes some alcohol-influenced choices and finds herself the owner of a traveling pop-up shop. Quickly she finds herself immersed in a community of wanderers and of course torn between 2 love interests with her teas and treats her only means of support. I was a tad disappointed to not find a few recipes at the back of the book as some of her offers had my mouth watering. ...more
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘The bookworms are utterly lovely. They cuddle their books like newborn babies, chat for hours over tea and cake about their favourite writers, cliff hangers, preferred chapter length, eBooks versus paperbacks and the like! In a way I wish I could have poured my own pot of tea and sat with them like Aria did. You have to envy her sometimes. It’s a great way to live life.’

Bookworms beware! As soon as I saw this and read the blurb, I knew I needed to read this book! Sometimes you need some light e
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Nicole Coxon
Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it
*** I got this for free from Netgalley to review***

I really enjoyed this book. It's all about Rosie who was a sous-chef for a prestigious restaurant in London. She's married to a fellow sous-chef at a different restaurant and has her whole life planned out, even when she will conceive her two kids. That is until she comes home late on her birthday to find him waiting up for her with his bags packed. He claims that she isn't spontaneous enough and is leaving her for another woman.

Rosie is freake
Steph Lawrence
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh YES, YES, YES!!! I bloody loved this.
I absolutely adored this book. It's made me want to jack in my job and take to the road.
Rosie drunk-buys a bright pink campervan called Poppy, and then has a big panic! Oh my gosh, what has she done! She does a bit of research, finding a Facebook group about ‘vanlife’. Here she chats to Oliver, a photographer, who has lots of tips and ideas. She forms a plan to head off towards Bristol, and then onto a book festival and from there to follow the other vans
Belinda Missen
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rosie has everything planned to a T. She knows when she’s coming and going, she knows what’s happening in her life and when, and her plan is working out perfectly fine, thank you very much. That is, until she comes home one day to a husband who wants a divorce.

She’s too predictable, he says, a wet fish, no fun. Determined to prove otherwise, Rosie spends her savings on the Poppy - a perfectly pink impulse buy of a campervan.

From here, she sets out to prove everyone wrong. With no idea on trave
My very first Rebecca Raisin. And I loved it.

A very light, very sweet romance that is filled with friendship, laughs and self growth.

Rosie’s husband tears her world apart when he walks out on her on her freakin birthday for another woman.

She decides to leave her job as a chef at one on London’s top restaurants and start a food truck that sells delicious comfort food and custom blend teas. While shite faced drunk one night she buys a big bright pink food van, moves out of the apartment that he
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We all know the joy of eating ‘comfort food’, Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop is my equivalent of ‘comfort reading’. This latest novel by Rebecca Raisn has every element you could possibly want in a novel: laugh out loud moments, weep into your hanky moments , romance, intrigue, and characters you believe in and want to read. This novel begins with Rosie , a sous chef in a Michelin starred restaurant in London, being unceremoniously dumped by her husband on her birthday. Whist heavily under the infl ...more
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