Blog Tour|Book Review|The Custard Tart Cafe by the Sea|Isabella May

Welcome all, it’s that time of year again when I hop a board the blog Tour train for a delicious new Isabella May offering. Muchas gracias to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite and to the author for my copy. Enjoy!

The Custard Tart Cafe by the Sea. Published 1st April 2022 Edition Ebook Pages Genre foodie fiction/romance Purchase Link


The Custard Tart Cafe by the Sea

Willow has opened a custard tart cafe at the end of a popular English seaside pier. Her unique and magical spin on the Portuguese pastel de nata has customers queuing outside the door to taste them.

Tiago’s grandparents are purveyors of The Real Deal: authentic custard tarts made in the Algarve region of Portugal, where his family have been lovingly baking them for centuries. When he moves to England for a new job and chances upon Willow’s wondrous wares, he is out for war. At least that’s his intention. But when serendipity brings Willow and Tiago back together at the departures desk in Bristol airport – destination Faro – outrage isn’t the only spark that flies…

Weston-super-Mare and Portugal are about to collide!

My Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sumptuous reading.

I enjoyed The Custard Tart Cafe by the Sea, immensely. Every aspect was delicious and delightful and I’m not a fan of Custard but the descriptions of the tarts and their  fillings is mouth watering. I enjoyed several snacks of the baked variety along the way. It was a joy to read. I always look for the author in the characters they write and in the first few pages there she was. A perfect mash up of West Country, England and Portugal. Frank is an absolute sweetheart! Willow’s love interest and initual enemy Tiago is an utter git turned super swauve lovely. I love his dogs name and his name sake being delicately placed amongst the story. It was really lovely to see other characters from other books by the author subtly mentioned in the story to, it brings it more together. All in all May never fails to amuse, intrege and bring fun to the reader.

A story that will definitely have you running for your nearest bakery!

About the Author

Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalusia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the mountains and the sea. She grew up in Somerset on Glastonbury’s ley lines and loves to feature her quirky English hometown in her stories.After a degree in Modern Languages and European Studies at UWE, Bristol (and a year working abroad in Bordeaux and Stuttgart), Isabella bagged an extremely jammy and fascinating job in children’s publishing… selling foreign rights for novelty, board, pop-up and non-fiction books all over the world; in every language from Icelandic to Korean, Bahasa Indonesian to Papiamento!
All of which has fuelled her curiosity and love of international food and travel – both feature extensively in her romcoms.
Isabella is also a Pranic Healer and a stillbirth mum.

Social Media Links –

Twitter – @IsabellaMayBks
Facebook –
Instagram – @isabella_may_author

Also published by Isabella May: The Cocktail Bar Oh! What a Pavlova Costa del Churros The Ice Cream Parlour The Cake Fairies The Chocolate Box Bubblegum and Blazers Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bar

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my review. 🙂 Kayleigh ❤


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