Blurb; Snuggle up in your favourite armchair and take a trip across the Irish sea for comfort food, cosy cottage nights and a heartwarming romance… Talented lawyer Hannah Campbell is after a change in her workaholic Manchester life – so on an uncharacteristic whim she books herself a place at the world-renowned Killorgally Cookery School in Country Kerry. But on her first night in Ireland, sampling the delights of Dublin, Hannah can’t resist falling for the charms of handsome stranger Conor. It’s only when Hannah arrives at her postcard-pretty home at Killorgally for the next six weeks that she discovers what happens in Dublin doesn’t quite stay in Dublin … Nestled amongst rolling green hills and breath-taking countryside, the cookery school throws Hannah and Conor together – for better or worse.
Julie caplin, formerly a PR director, swanned around Europe for many years taking top food and drink writers on press trips (junkets) sampling the gastronomic delights of various cities in Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Copenhagen and Switzerland. It was a tough job but someone had to do it.
These trips have provided the inspiration and settings for her Romantic Escapes series which have been translated into fifteen different languages. The first book in the seven strong series, The Little Café in Copenhagen, was shortlisted for a Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
It’s time to pack your bags and head to the breathtaking, snow-covered peaks of the Swiss Alps for velvety hot chocolates, delicious cheeses and a gorgeous love story…
Food technician Mina has always believed that chocolate will solve everything – and it’s just what she needs when her latest relationship mishap goes viral!
So with her bags packed and a new determination to sort her life out, Minna decides to drown her sorrows with the best hot chocolate in the world at her godmother’s cosy Swiss chalet. Chocolate: yes. Romance: no. Until she has a run in on an Alpine train with a mysterious but oh-so-gorgeous stranger…
My Review; This is the first book I have read by this author and I think I’ve found another author to add to my pile. What a beautiful written story. Pure escapism, a break for my mind while I’m stuck in lockdown. Beautiful setting. Friendly community and characters. Chocolate. Cheese. Skiing. Snow and some romance. It all adds up to make a brilliant read. One to cosy up with.
I loved all the characters but Luke oh wow. What a man eh. I wouldn’t mind a look at him. The main character Lexi is off on an last minute adventure to her god mothers in the alps after a shaky start to the story. One trip away that may change her life in more way than one. I loved it all! A happy ending for all. Intact I’d love to read more about these characters as a what happened next?
Perfection for me. However, personally the chapters were a little long for my personal liking I prefer them short but it didn’t put me off devouring this story. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.