So far in this series of books we have been to Copenhagen, crossed the Atlantic to Brooklyn and now we are a mere train journey away to Paris.
Nina feels stifled by her family, the youngest with three very protective brothers, means she can hardly sneeze without any of them suddenly thinking she is coming down with pneumonia and telling how she should be looking after herself.
Coasting through life so far, knowing she can rely on going home when the going gets tough – Nina decides this time that she needs to move away if she ever has a chance of breaking out from under their control.
Nina ends up in Paris.
To help to run a patisserie course.
With Sebastian – her brother’s friend and the man Nina has had a secret crush on for as long as she can remember.
What possibly could go wrong?
Whilst the author brings to life the patisserie course, the mouth-watering eclairs she described nearly had me getting up in the middle of the night to make choux pastry. The relationship between Nina and Sebastian seemed to take a long time to blossom and I found a great part of the book very pedestrian as whilst it was clear Nina was trying to find her feet away from her family, it took a long time. The secondary characters were more interesting for most of the book and the interesting way they went about preserving and recreating the patisserie was far more interesting for me than the romance between Nina and Sebastian.
This was a pleasant read but perhaps not as satisfying as a chocolate eclair may have been.
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
The Little Paris Patisserie is out now.