Caroline James draws on her experiences in the hospitality industry for her debut novel Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & Me. The summary says: "Jo's romance with the gypsy began with his first kiss, she never forgot it... When Jo Edmond's husband runs off with their nanny and disappears into a Spanish sunset, Jo resolves to make a new life with her baby son. She impulsively purchases Kirkton House, a rundown guest house and with the help of a colourful cast of characters, establishes a thriving country house hotel. Jo opens the hotel during Fair Week, a famous 300-year-old gypsy tradition, hated by the locals and loved by every tinker and traveller in the country. Romance is the last thing on her mind, until the enigmatic John Doherty walks into her life."

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