Haruka and Takashi are devoted to shopping and going out in Tokyo. She loves her Louis Vuitton handbags, Hermès scarves and Louboutin shoes. He enjoys eating out and looking through the department stores in Ginza and Shibuya. Together they make a cute couple but love is never easy. Takashi’s world starts to turn upside down when he realises Haruka has started seeing Jun, her wealthy ex-boyfriend from Kyoto. When Haruka travels to Kyoto to meet up with Jun and his mother, a series of earthquakes hit Tokyo and Takashi is injured. Haruka is unable to contact him and it looks like she’ll never see Takashi again, the boy who truly loves her. Filled with cultural significance, this story will appeal to readers who have an interest in Japan and the mind-set of the Japanese people. 10% of the profit from the sales of the paperback 'Tokyo Hearts: A Japanese Love Story' in 2012/13 is donated to the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund. www.renaelucashall.com
Renae Lucas-Hall is an Australian-born British novelist and writer. Renae spent many years studying French, Italian and Japanese because she loves languages and she always wanted to be an interpreter, a teacher or a writer. Renae graduated from Monash University in Australia with a Bachelor's degree in Japanese language and culture before living and working in Tokyo for two years. Renae has continued to work with the Japanese for many years in Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Renae has also completed an Advanced Diploma of Business Marketing at RMIT in Melbourne and at the University of Gloucestershire in the UK. Over the past twenty years, Renae has enjoyed visiting Japan many times for work or as a tourist and these days she continues to love reading and writing anything and everything about Japan. Renae lives in the Cotswolds in the United Kingdom with her husband and their Siberian husky.
Renae Lucas-Hall's first novel Tokyo Hearts: A Japanese Love Story was published in 2012. Her second book Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories was released in June 2014. Renae is currently writing her third book called Tokyo Dreams - this is the sequel to Tokyo Hearts. You can find out more about Renae, her books and her writing at http://www.cherryblossomstories.com/.