The Tearoom on the Bay – Rachel Burton

Did someone say it’s nearly Christmas? There are only 86 days to go!!!!

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I was lucky enough to have Rachel as my mentor when I started to write “Perfect Lie.” After posting an interview with me on her blog on publication day I knew I couldn’t miss this chance to talk about her new book The Tearoom on the Bay and of cause Christmas!

My family still give each other stockings which is a definite carry on from childhood and I love it. My husband and I always watch Die Hard on Christmas Eve (I am not prepared to argue this, Die Hard is a Christmas movie!)

Are you a lover or hater of Christmas Rachel??

A bit of both I think. I love the idea of Christmas, I love being cosy at home and I love Christmas baking and all the sparkle and twinkle lights. But as a dedicated introvert I find the socialising and Christmas parties exhausting. I’m a big fan of that week in between Christmas and New Year when there is nothing to do except eat and read and watch TV!

Do you have any Christmas traditions, if so what are they are they carried on from your childhood or have you created your own?

My family still give each other stockings which is a definite carry on from childhood and I love it. My husband and I always watch Die Hard on Christmas Eve (I am not prepared to argue this, Die Hard is a Christmas movie!)die_hard_prequel-2048x1152

Do you think we’ll have a white Christmas this year?

Probably not – have we ever had a white Christmas in living memory? One of the things I love most about Christmas romance novels is that it always snows in London, even though in real life it hardly ever does!

What is your earliest Christmas memory?

My mum’s family lived in Australia and they came to stay with us the Christmas that I was six. It was so exciting to meet my cousins for the first time and have a big family Christmas together. I also remember that

What was the best present you received as a child?

My first camera. I can’t remember how old I was but it was the best present – it made me feel very grown up.

What was the one present you always wanted but never got?


A My Little Pony.


What is your favourite Christmas carol or Pop Song?

The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

If you were asked to guest DJ on a national radio station on Christmas day what would you play?

I’d play the playlist for “The Tearoom on the Bay” which can be found in the back of the book! I’m not a huge fan of Christmas music because I used to work as a waitress in a restaurant that played Christmas music from 1 December right through until 6 January and I’m still haunted by memories of Slade playing over and over again!

What would you buy the main characters in The Tearoom on the Bay for Christmas?

I’d buy Ben a tea subscription so that he could wean himself of corporate coffee for good.




I’d buy Ellie the gift of a day off and look after her café for a day so she could pamper herself. She totally deserves it!




20200722_113142The Tearoom on the Bay

After a tough break-up, Ellie returns to the only place she’s ever really felt at home – the coastal town of Sanderson Bay. A year later, she’s living her dream, brewing delicious artisan teas and selling them at her very own café. And when the mysterious and brooding Ben walks into her tearoom, Ellie finally dares to dream of true love.

But then her ex shows up in the Bay, and just as Ellie discovers some tragic truths about her family’s past, she learns Ben might be hiding an unwelcome secret of his own…

Can Ellie let go of her past and brave a future with Ben?


Out today so grab your copy NOW!

Ebook – 1st October & Paperback 14th January

Rachel Burton has been making up stories for as long as she can remember and always dreamed of being a writer until life somehow got in the way. After reading for a degree in Classics and another in English Literature she accidentally fell into a career in law, but eventually managed to write her first book on her lunch breaks.

She has spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and their three cats. She loves yoga, ice hockey, tea, The Beatles, dresses with pockets and very tall romantic heroes.

She is always happy to talk books, writing, music, cats and how the weather in Yorkshire is rubbish. She is mostly dreaming of her next holiday…. 

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Rachel’s other novels can be also found on her Amazon author page


My review of Rachel’s book “The Things we Need To Say” can be found Here

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