I think this has to be one of my favourite escapes with Julie Caplin and perfect for when you can’t get away or you fancy a skiing holiday without the cold and for me the skiing!
After a relationship breakdown and when an act of revenge affects her at work, Mina escapes to Switzerland to her godmother Amelie’s Swiss chalet.
There is something unique about this chalet, Amelie is particularly fussy about her guests and unbeknown to them she is waving her magic wand through coffee and cake and getting them to come out of their shells and find themselves. It has a magical quality.
Mina has vowed not to get too close to anyone after her relationship but when she is literally thrown into the path of Luke, she finds that both serendipity and spontaneous kisses amongst the snow are going to distract her for her entire stay.
Enter helping Amelie in the kitchen, where she can embrace her love of food and creating some perfect recipes and cakes to soother the most grumpiest of souls. But of course you cannot come to Switzerland and not get tempted by the cheese and the chocolate.
When an idea strikes Mina, she thinks she may have found her serendipitous moment when it comes to her career. But when events take a sudden dramatic turn she needs to rely on people who care. Can she open her heart again and move forward with a new path?
From the moment I started reading this book, I was transported away to the clean air, the brilliant whiteness of the mountains, the ski slopes, the cold biting weather bringing a refreshing change to any doom and gloom. All of this wrapped up with an immense amount of chocolate, cake and comfort. What more could you want from a book?
A pure escape in book form and with no added calories.
Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
The Little Swiss Ski Chalet is published on 30 Jan.