More Ketchup Than Salsa

More Ketchup Than Salsa

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Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B004VFP47E.

Childhood sweethearts, Joe and Joy are broke and bored. They’re also tired of smelling of fish.

When offered the chance to escape from the dreary market stalls of England to run a bar on a sub-tropical island, they recklessly jump at the opportunity - despite their spectacular lack of experience.

In Tenerife, dreams of a better life overseas are soon crushed by mini-mafias, East European prostitutes and biblical-grade cockroach infestations.

Joe and Joy's foreign fantasy turns into a nightmare as they find themselves trapped with a failing bar in a foreign land, pandering to a bar full of oddball expats while trying to stop their relationship crashing into the rocks.

Can they save their business, their dreams, and their relationship before it's too late...

Title:More Ketchup Than Salsa
Edition Language:English
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    More Ketchup Than Salsa Reviews

  • Joe Cawley

    Marvellous... but then I am a bit biased ; )Joe Cawley...

  • Karl Wiggins

    Okay.Having lived on The Algarve for fours years myself, where most of our friends were bar owners, I can totally relate to the issues faced by Joe and Joy in the Canary Islands.This is a MUST READ fo...

  • Susan

    This book should come with a warning! It's one of those books you can't put down until you finish reading. I was sitting in a cafe when I first opened this book. Breakfast patrons came and left, the l...

  • Sarah Clement

    If I had to summarise my review in one word it would be "meh". I expected this book to make me laugh based on the many positive reviews, but to be honest I barely managed a chuckle through the entire ...

  • Janet

    Joe and Joy abandon their jobs in Bolton Fish Market and buy The Smugglers Tavern in El Beril, Tenerife along with Joe´s brother David and his wife Faith. They quickly find out that running a bar/res...

  • Stephanie

    If you ever dreamed about owning a bar on a gorgeous island this book will probably bring you back to reality. Cawley gets real about being a business owner on a popular vacation spot for the Brits. O...

  • Elizabeth Ducie

    Joe Cawley doesn't pull any punches in this well-written account, funny and heart-breaking by turns, of the first six months of a new life for Joe and Joy: exchanging a fish stall in Bolton for runnin...

  • George Mahood

    I absolutely LOVED this book! Reading it felt like I was peering through the window on the soap opera (and, more often than not, sitcom) that is Joe and Joy's life. Despite the trials and tribulations...

  • Tony Slater

    Wow. This book really brought it home, just how hard it can be to achieve your dreams. Living in paradise is never as easy as it seems, and for some people – like Joe Cawley and his semi-dysfunction...

  • Isobel Blackthorn

    A punchy, upbeat tale of two couples buying and running a bar in Tenerife, More Ketchup than Salsa is written with oodles of lighthearted humour. The story set-up is swift, from a fish market in Bolto...