Thank you to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources and One More Chapter for the opportunity to read and review the new book in the romance series by Julie Caplin. I’ve previously read and reviewed The Little Teashop in Tokyo ( https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/06/03/the-little-teashop-in-tokyo-by-julie-caplin/ ) and The Little Swiss Ski Chalet (https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/02/02/the-little-swiss-ski-chalet-by-julie-caplin/ ) in this series
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.
Purchase Link – mybook.to/CosyCottageEB
I quickly realised that Hannah was the sister of the main character in The Little Swiss Ski Chalet (same family history), but this is a separate story and could be read easily without having read The Little Swiss Ski Chalet first.
I enjoyed the previous two books, but this book quickly became my new favourite. Hannah is an excellent character, who has reached a crossroads in her life and needs to break away from her daily routines. Feeling disappointed by her office cake donation, leads her sign up for the cookery course in Ireland and changes more than just her baking.
I love how Julie Caplin has created a wonderful set of characters, including the staff at the Cookery School, the other students and the local villagers. The story flows well, with humour, new friendships, romance, secrets, farm animals and family issues thrown into the mix and ‘baked’ beautifully into this story.
A perfect relaxing book to curl up with on an autumn day, with a hot chocolate and some home baking. I loved reading this story and look forward to the next book in the series.
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.
Social Media Links – @JulieCaplin Twitter