The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin
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?
I don't tend to read books about little cafes or little sweet shops or ice cream shops..etc,as everyone seems to be writing these books and I have read a few with not much story to them. This one caught my eye because of the reference to Copenhagen, a place I would love to visit. It is also a debut novel by the author Julie Caplin.
It did take me a while to get into the story, at one point I was going to give up but then something clicked and it got more interesting.
By the end I was really enjoying this story.
Kate, a publicist has to take a group of journalists to Copenhagen to introduce them to the Danish life of hygge hoping they will each write a positive article which will help promote a new Danish shop opening in London. We get to know them one by one,the sweet,the kind,the annoying, the chancer,the handsome one. I loved the descriptions of Copenhagen, the buildings, the food and their laid back way of life.
The main character Kate was likeable if a bit annoying at always seeming to get the wrong end of the stick. Why don't people just ask each other what's going on?
Anyway,a lovely ending and a good story with promise of more with a preview of the first chapter of the next book in a series of three. This next book, The Little Brooklyn Bakery is about one of the characters,Sophie and it has me hooked already.
I think all these "Little Shop" titles have been used and re-used, time to think up some better titles all authors out there.
Published in paperback and kindle both at the same price of £2.99. The second book is out in May and the third in June.