- File Size: 1560 KB
- Print Length: 326 pages
- Publisher: Ramjam Publishing Company (February 12, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 12, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019NZ4GXE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me: A feel-good novel of friendship and love (Coffee, Tea... by Caroline James Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Caroline writes quite beautifully - very readable conversational style, great descriptions, vividly drawn characters, sparkling humour, a touch of real sadness - and this book was the quite perfect escape from a wet couple of days in Yorkshire. The Barbados setting is wonderfully done - I really felt I'd been on my holidays too, drinking (in Hattie's case, too many!) cocktails on the beach, swaying to the reggae rhythms, swimming with turtles, eating fresh caught fish, with a bit of romance on the side - wonderful stuff.
But this book is a great deal more than "what I did on my holidays". The two main characters are quite excellent - Jo trying to move on after a time of great sadness and loss, Hattie the perfect friend to lift her spirits. I loved Jo, and really felt for her - but I developed a really soft spot for Hattie, straight talking, earthy, exceptionally entertaining and the best friend anyone could wish for. There were little touches I loved throughout this book, many involving Hatty, mostly involving her appetite for food and other things - I can picture her so vividly, in her many unsuitable outfits.
But the other characters are really engaging too - I'd like a Pete of my own please, Tom was much more complex than he first appeared, and I really enjoyed everyone involved in the parallel story of Jo's son and his developing career as a TV chef.Read more ›
Caroline’s writing is smooth and easy reading with great descriptions. She totally puts the reader in the place, so you can just imagine yourself sitting on the white sands drinking cocktails.
“..secluded beach-fronted gardens and palm trees swayed, as the turquoise waters lapped..”
I knew before I started this book that I was going to see characters that I had ‘met’ before, and was excited to see what Caroline had in store for them. We also got to meet new lovely characters. We meet Jo’s second son Zach, who is dubbed the ‘Gypsy Chef’. I was especially happy to read of this new character as I love Caroline’s foodie descriptions. There are the deliciously English cooked breakfasts, Caribbean food – mmm Caribbean cake, and of course Zach’s ‘Gypsy Chef’ cooking.
“..chop a bunch of nettles. He tossed them into a pan to saute, along side finely diced wild garlic..”
There are such a wide range of characters in this book. I love the positivity from Hattie, she is always there for her friend Jo with uplifting words, fun and laughter. One of the side characters was Lottie. I would like to hear more from her in Caroline’s future books. She reminds me of Bubble from Ab Fab.Read more ›
I bought the first book after I received this book so that I could get to know the characters, even though this book is a stand alone. I loved it and loved this one too. I felt like Hattie and Jo were friends of mine. This crazy story is about two women in the middle of life....ahem like me....and they don't have bodies like models, they love to eat, drink adult beverages, and live life to the fullest no matter what is thrown at them. I really could relate to them. At times, I wanted to shake Jo, but then at other times, I cried with her. This is a story of life long friendships, love, losing loved ones, finding new love, and second or even third chances. I love the English humor and Caroline James is a wonderful story teller. I highly recommend this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Set in the Carribeans the story is energetic, funny and filled with bittersweet emotions. Read more
I loved this book! What a great story. I will be reading the sequel, for sure.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
A lovely heart warming story that was a real page turner and made me smile. Loved it and can't wait for the next one in the series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cheshire
Yet again Caroline has weaved a story that keeps you gripped from the word go. Fab to have a book that focuses on life after the big 50, which is coming up for me far quicker than... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicky C.
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I didn't enjoy this book at all until about the last third. Hattie was just an overweight, coarse, and obnoxious person and it was hard for me to understand why anyone would want... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J&KN in NC
I actually feel like I have just got back from a wonderful vacation and now have the holiday blues after reading this novel. Read morePublished 8 months ago by sarah hardy