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Title: Lost in Translation
Author: Audrey Davis
Publisher: Tanzanite Books
Published: January 11th 2021
This is the story of Charlotte Egerton and her family’s move from England to Switzerland. The first thing I want to say about the characters in this book is that everyone needs a best friend like Ruth in their lives! She’s a fantastic, supportive friend, always there to lend a listening ear or say exactly what she thinks but with humour and not malice. The exact opposite is true of Charlotte’s husband, Dom. They’ve been married for ten years, have two lovely sons but he’s an egocentric workaholic and Charlotte is starting to doubt if he is faithful. Despite this, he tells them they’re moving to live in Switzerland, denies straying and rides roughshod over any qualms or fears expressed by Charlotte.
The story is about settling into a new country, one where some customs, languages and expectations are different, learning to drive on the right hand side of the road and how to ski, for example! It is about making new friends, sorting out where things are and embracing a new way of life. It is a story with a mix of humour, betrayal, laughter, friendship and new possibilities for them all. There are plenty of dramatic moments and it has a heartwarming finale.
Thanks to the author for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Charlotte Egerton and family are off to Switzerland, after husband Dom bags a big-time job promotion.
But Charlotte isn’t exactly yodelling with delight at the prospect. Not since a chance discovery cast a shadow over her ten-year marriage. And navigating twisty Swiss roads and getting to grips with French only adds to her woes…
Following a bumpy encounter with an arrogant German, Charlotte is far from convinced the expat life is for her.
With doubts about Dom — and concerns for her best friend, Ruth — plaguing her mind, will Charlotte embrace the Swiss way of life, or are some mountains just too hard to conquer?
Embark on a journey filled with laughter, tears and lessons in love. Sometimes you just have to seize the day…
Praise for Audrey Davis
‘Warm, witty and highly entertaining.’
‘The author never fails to provide humour and pathos in equal measure.’
‘The story-telling is rich, intelligent and rewarding.’
Author Bio –
Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018. Her third novel, A Wish For Jinnie, was published in June.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. At least she did until recently… She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.
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