A love story set in the vibrant city of Tokyo
By Renae Lucas-Hall
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It is obvious from Tokyo Hearts that Lucas-Hall loves Japan. Every page is filled with references to places, foods, drinks and customs that will delight any fellow Japanophile. From the recognisable sights along Takashi's walk home to the close attention to paid train lines and place names the story feels very well-researched. In many ways the city of Tokyo is the 3rd lead character of the novel, the book's synopsis describes it as 'truly one of the most stylish, energetic and exhilarating cities in the world' and this passion for the bustling capital comes across in the story.
The sweet and charming love story of Tokyo Hearts would make the perfect holiday read especially for anyone visiting Japan where you can see firsthand the sights and places that Lucas-Hall describes.
You can buy Tokyo Hearts on Amazon
and 10% of the profits go to the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund.
You can read more about Tokyo Hearts: A Japanese Love Story and Renae Lucas-Hall on her website.