Julie Caplin returns to the blog with her Romantic Escapes series, the seventh book with
The Little Swiss Ski Chalet
Grab a small escape and read (or listen to – I did both) this title. Exactly what it promises: Mina leaves a heartbreaking situation in England to spend time with her godmother in Switzerland. A food technician by trade, Mina likes nothing more than feeding people and seeing their joy as they discover new tastes and new combinations. Well, perhaps that comes in a close second to her love of all things chocolate (not the white stuff, mind- the real chocolate). After her impulsive proposal to her boyfriend and discovering both his infidelity and his inability to deal with her rather impulsive approach to life – she needed to move on and away. A fortnight’s break was suggested, and she flew off to visit her godmother and deceased mother’s best friend at her new ‘inn’ in the Alps.
A stopover and short sightseeing trip derailed by a chocolate shop and many treats –she boards the train for the last leg of her journey only to be bowled over by the lovely Luke – as sparks flash between them and they talk about themselves, their upcoming break and the country. Serendipity is what Luke called their meeting – and their draw led to a kiss. When she later discovers Luke at her godmother’s inn – their connection is undeniable – even as she is determined to make a new life for herself and discover what she wants. WIth plenty of heart, lots of heat and several funny moments in among the life-altering choices and discoveries, the story is sure to please your inner escape moments and warm your heart.
Narration for this story is provided by Victoria Fox, and I loved how she managed to combine Mina’s “go for it” attitude with her new ‘once burned forever shy’ enthusiasm for life as she rethinks who she is, what she wants, and if her natural exuberance and impulsivity are truly something that she must always work to change and adjust for. I read the book, then listened to the audio version: either is a wonderful option – or switch between the two for moments when sitting quietly and escaping into a book just isn’t in the cards.
Overall: 4 Stars Narration 4 Stars Story 4 Stars
Title: The Little Swiss Ski Chalet
Author: Julie Caplin
Series: Romantic Escapes #7
Also in this series: The Little Teashop in Tokyo
Genre: Contemporary Elements, Contemporary Romance, Food / Recipes, Friendship, Holiday Themed, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance
Narrator: Victoria Fox
Published by: Harper Collins UK, One More Chapter
Published on: 30 January, 2021
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 38 minutes
Heat: Get Your Copy: Amazon ♦ Barnes&Noble ♦ iTunes ♦ Kobo ♦ Book Depository ♦ Google ♦Direct from Publisher
Food technician Mina 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…
A copy of this title was provided via for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.