Fiction

The Little Cafe in Copenhagen

copenhag

About the Book

Publicist Kate Sinclair’s life in London is everything she thought she wanted: success, glamour and a charming boyfriend. Until that boyfriend goes behind her back and snatches a much sought-after promotion from her. Heartbroken and questioning everything, Kate needs to escape.

From candles and cosy nights in to romantic late-night walks through the beautiful cobbled streets of Copenhagen, Kate discovers how to live life ‘the Danish way’. Can the secrets of hygge and happiness lead her to her own happily-ever-after?

What I thought

Well I finished it. Since I finished it, then it’s worthy of a review. Did I like it? It was OK. I nearly gave up on it but ended up reading it as a fill in (to fill in the odd 10 minutes here and there). I read another three books while I waded through this. To be fair on the author it really isn’t my kind of book. Too much gushy romance for me, somewhat clichéd with the twitching lips, the pounding heart….yada yada. Maybe I’m just too long in the tooth for all that.

Something kept me reading though, I just couldn’t bring myself to ditch it and had to see it through to the end. I did find part three towards the end quite good. In fact I temporarily abandoned the other book I was reading in order to finish this as it had finally captured my interest.

If you like the idea of Hygge, if you’ve often wondered what it’s like in Copenhagen and the Danish way of life, if you’re a foodie type who loves reading descriptions of mouth watering dishes, cakes and pastries (personally I’d much rather eat a Danish pastry than read about how it’s made) and you love a good romance with a little gentle humour thrown in then this is definitely the book for you.

At the end of the book there’s a brief sample of the next book in the ‘City Bake’ series – The Little Brooklyn Bakery set in, well Brooklyn and centres around one of the characters Sophie from this book. Though I’m sure it can be read as a stand alone.  If there weren’t a million other books I want to read I might have just given this one a go but with both Little and Bakery in the title, maybe not.

I’ve decided that I should leave the titles with Cafe in them to other readers and other reviewers as I’ve read a few and they seem very formulaic and hold no interest for me. I chose the book because Julie Caplin also writes as Jules Wake and remember reading Talk to Me a while ago. I really enjoyed that book so thought this would be good too.

All in all a bit of a disappointment and if I were giving stars I would give it 3, after all I did read to the end.

♥ Happy Reading ♥


Available on Amazon £2.99 for kindle

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