Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me: A feel-good novel of friendship and love

Caroline James

Flying solo again in their middle years, can life really begin again for Jo and Hattie? Is there hope for the newly single baby boomers and can romance happen? Continuing the Coffee, Tea... series join Jo and Hattie as they romp into their future and prove that anything is possible! "Thomson Holidays Recommended Read" Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me is a stand-alone read but also the sequel to Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me which shot to #3 on Amazon and was E-book of The Week in the Sun Newspaper. Set in Cumbria and the Caribbean. “A story about friendship and loss... is there hope for those of a certain age?” ‘The time to be happy is now...’ Jo remembers her late husband’s words but is struggling to face the lonely future that lies ahead. A heartbroken widow, Jo finds herself alone with ghostly memories at Kirkton House - a Cumbrian Manor House that until recently, she ran as a thriving hotel. Her two sons have moved away, Jimmy to run a bar in Barbados and Zach, to London, to pursue a career as a celebrity chef. Middle-age and widowhood loom frighteningly and Jo determines to sell up and start again, despite protestations from colourful friend, Hattie and erstwhile admirer Pete Parks. But recently single Hattie convinces Jo to postpone any life-changing decisions by enjoying a Caribbean holiday. Meanwhile, widower Pete wants to win Jo's affection and moves heaven and earth to stop her leaving. Jo and Hattie’s holiday sets off a course of events that brings mayhem and madness to Jo and her family. Confused and anxious for her future, can life really begin again for Jo? “Caroline is a natural story-teller with a gift for humour in her writing.” Judges, LBF

Ramjam Publishing 354 pages

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