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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 Minna 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…
What a lovely way to visit Switzerland and learn more about it this proved to be! We may still be in lockdown but this is a great way to virtually travel and the descriptions in this delightful read help take you there in your imagination.
When Minna’s hopes and dreams come crashing down in front of her friends and colleagues, as well as being shared on social media, her revenge results in even more bother! She escapes to visit her godmother in Switzerland, supposedly just for a couple of weeks but the Little Swiss Ski Chalet her godmother owns is a fantastic place, filled with delicious food, lovely guests, new friendships and fun. Serendipity has her meeting one guest repeatedly . . . is fate telling them giving them new opportunities or tempting them, only to let them down?
This is a thoroughly enjoyable read, a story with more than one potential romance, great characters and a fabulous setting. There’s more than enough drama, plenty of snowy scenarios, lessons to be learnt, new skills to learn and the opportunity to look at life, reconsider your options and make a fresh start. It is an engaging, fun read with some dramatic moments and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it. It is a feel good romance with plenty of tasty dishes and even a recipe for you to try!
My thanks to HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
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.
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