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A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
Audiobook8 hours

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Written by Laura Taylor Namey

Narrated by Frankie Corzo

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

SELECTED AS A YALSA 2022 AMAZING AUDIO FOR YOUNG ADULTS!

A New York Times bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club YA Pick

Love & Gelato meets Don’t Date Rosa Santos in this charming, heartfelt story following a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds love—and herself—in a small English town.

For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan. The plan was 1) take over her abuela’s role as head baker at their panadería, 2) move in with her best friend after graduation, and 3) live happily ever after with her boyfriend. But then the Trifecta happened, and everything—including Lila herself—fell apart.

Worried about Lila’s mental health, her parents make a new plan for her: Spend three months with family friends in Winchester, England, to relax and reset. But with the lack of sun, a grumpy inn cook, and a small town lacking Miami flavor (both in food and otherwise), what would be a dream trip for some feels more like a nightmare to Lila…until she meets Orion Maxwell.

A teashop clerk with troubles of his own, Orion is determined to help Lila out of her funk, and appoints himself as her personal tour guide. From Winchester’s drama-filled music scene to the sweeping English countryside, it isn’t long before Lila is not only charmed by Orion, but England itself. Soon a new future is beginning to form in Lila’s mind—one that would mean leaving everything she ever planned behind.

Editor's Note

Reese’s book club…

This escapist novel is the November-December Reese Witherspoon YA book club pick. “Set in Winchester, England, this charming story about a Cuban American girl who goes to visit family far from her Miami home will warm your heart and leave you hungry for authentic Cuban cuisine and an adventure!” Witherspoon wrote in her announcement post.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateNov 10, 2020
ISBN9781797123912
Author

Laura Taylor Namey

Laura Taylor Namey is the New York Times bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon’s YA Book Club pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, as well as The Library of Lost Things and When We Were Them. A proud Cuban American, she can be found hunting for vintage treasures and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I saw this book in a Bookshop and thought the cover was super pretty. I decided to see if it was on Scribd and was happy to find it here! I don't usually read straight romance books very often, but I'm really glad I gave this one a go. The story is sweet, all the characters are great, and it's a good story about different kinds of grief a teenager can go through - grief for a grandmother that passed away suddenly, grief for a romantic relationship ending when you thought it was going to last forever, grief for a friendship ending with someone that was really important to you, grief for a place you love but are forced to leave, and also grief for a mother that's still alive but not altogether there anymore.

    The audiobook is good, and I'm happy I listened to it because I could never have done the Spanish justice myself, but the English accents were a bit cringe at times
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I'm so glad that ended up putting this on my to read later list vs dnf when first picked it up in a bad mood. It was such a great book with so much heart and the personal growth of many characters was really well done. It handled the topic of grief, depression, anxiety and how friendships change and grow as you head off to college very well. All of the food and scenery was a cherry on top.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    charming, the romance, getting over heartache with new friends and baking, amazing! Loved it
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Loved it, so nice and light, but real. I recommend it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Lovely, lovely story of life, love, and healing. Delightful narrator! Beautiful book!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Worth every second! This book was everything I needed after reading Anna and The French Kiss. This book really does feel like a big hug.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    It’s a good book to share with a friend. The author did a great job. You can join in the NovelStar writing contest happening right now till the end of May with a theme Werewolf. You can also publish your stories in NovelStar, just email our editors hardy@novelstar.top, joye@novelstar.top, or lena@novelstar.top.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Its a sugary sweet fluff of a book but if you like cuban music and food with England as the backdrop then have a read. You may find yourself smiling at times.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This was cute!
    I feel that fans of Anna and the French Kiss Will love this!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This audiobook was very good. Great narrator. I enjoyed the combination of Cuban/American and British culture. A great message for young girls and young women- a story of loss and love, friendship, and following your dreams.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    *sobs* this is absolutely wonderful! The food. The family. The love. So great!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Such an amazing story. Made my week. I simply fell in love with it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I love reading/ listening to books that involve: Family, Food and Culture. Such a great fun read.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Gorgeous descriptions! And charming characters.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This was lovely. It was nice to have the voice of a Cubana showing code switching and the importance of family all while giving a new romantic adventure.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    First the narrator was sooooo good! Her accents were on point. I smiled whenever I heard Lila’s dad I could hear mi Tíos Cubano. She is so skilled and did this book justice.

    The story was beautiful. I cried and laughed and cried and what a beautiful tribute to abuelita. To the girl who wants to do it all for her family to make everyone proud. We see Lila grow and mature. Face the hard and the sweet. And I so saw younger me bossing and commanding for everyone’s BEST interest. I fell in love with England I never thought I would or could. Thank you.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Such a great book! So relatable no matter where your family comes from! Half way through the book I was craving Cuban food!
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    PLEASE authors out there do your research of a profession before you do such a POOR and DISRESPECT portrait as this one about cooks, chefs and our work environment.