My Kyrosmagica review of the Cosy Teashop in The Castle


I won a copy of Caroline Roberts The Cosy Teashop in The Castle via Suze Lavender, @SuzeLavender who blogs at

Book enthusiasts tip: Suze is great to follow as she does lots and lots of book giveaways!

My review:

I read this charming novel while  on holiday in Portugal.  More about my trip here:

The Cosy Teashop in The Castle is the perfect read to take away with you for a relaxing break. A light-hearted story set in Northumberland about a young women’s dream to run her own tea shop. Being a big fan of cakes, baking, tearooms, and castles, this really appealed to me. By the way there is the added bonus of a lovely cake recipe at the back of the book : Ellie’s grandmother – Choffee cake. Sounds delicious! There is also a very satisfactory dollop of romance that never goes amiss on a summer read! The only aspect of the novel that surprised me was just how steamy the romance sections were. Boy were they hot, just about as sweltering as the Portugal sun. So do bear that in mind! Obviously all that floury cake baking, combined with the chemistry between Ellie and the manager of the tearoom, Joe, really enabled the spark to light Ellie’s broken-hearted fuse. Phew….Yes, Ellie hasn’t had the best of times as far as men are concerned, making her a bit cautious, and Joe has his reasons to be a bit distant too. But the fuse well and truly does get lit, believe me!

My recommendation –  Read and find out more! 

My rating: 4 stars.

Have you read The Cosy Tea Shop in The Castle? Do let me know your thoughts if you have.

Bye for now, that little tea shop was surprisingly hot!






About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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19 Responses to My Kyrosmagica review of the Cosy Teashop in The Castle

  1. Pingback: A – Z of My Book Reviews. | K Y R O S M A G I C A

  2. I was actually drawn to the recommendation on the front. I met Cathy a couple of years ago, and she very kindly gave me a lot of her time and encouragement. If you like your romance with a sense of humour, I can recommend her books

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  3. Suze says:

    Great review, I’m so happy you liked the book!

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  4. sultanabun says:

    Looks like my cup of tea!

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  5. Annika Perry says:

    Marge, lovely review and perfect for a holiday read! Even the cover is sooo cosy but good you give a heads-up about the steamy romance – I had to laugh at your ‘just about as sweltering as the Portugal sun’! That’s hot!!😀

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  6. inesephoto says:

    Sounds like a great read. I never miss a tearoom when visiting castles and historic houses. They always have some special pastry – something to remember 🙂

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  7. Bun Karyudo says:

    Tearoom in the title was enough to get my attention. You gave it a very nice review. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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