Hello lovely book lovers, today I have a fictional story for you with oodles of Hygge. So, grab a cuppa get cozy and Happy Reading
Title: The Little Cafe in Copenhagen
Author: Julie Caplin
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Location: London, UK and Copenhagen, Denmark
Profession of lead characters: Public Relations Manager and Journalists
Welcome to the little cafe in Copenhagen where the smell of cinnamon fills the air, the hot chocolate is as smooth as silk and romance is just around the corner…
‘An irresistible combination of Danish happiness and hygge in one un-put-down-able story’Sunday Timesbestseller Katie Fforde
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?
Kate Sinclair is on a mission to find Hygge and what makes Denmark the world’s happiest place, she is on a quest to find out these things for a Denmark Client of the agency she works at. She needs to excel at the campaign to prove she is promotion worthy and good at what she does.
The client, Lars is on the way to bring the trademark Danish hygge and luxury elements of shopping via his store to the UK.
Kate is given a chance to come up with the initial plan for the store’s marketing campaign and soon impresses Lars who invites her on a PR Trip to Copenhagen. She is to get together a team of journalists for the trip, so together they all can experience Danish culture, hygge and come up with a marketing campaign.
Armed with optimism, hope and a group of quirky journalists Kate leaves for the happiness destination.
In Copenhagen she experiences a culture, a way of life and realizes what’s all missing in her personal life. The trip is a riot, with funny, dramatic and some heartening events. From Copenhagen she steps on to a path which will change her future, for the better or not is for you to find out.
Let me tell you what I liked about this hygge- licious story.
1: This is not a romance or love focused story. The focus is primarily on life. On having a thriving, content lifestyle. I did not, for sure, miss the romance between the characters.
2: The portrayal of Hygge and Danish culture. It is like a crash course without the usual elements that have become a hype on social media.
3: The characters, each one of them contributed to the story and that’s what made it a very, very likable story.
4: Kate, the lead her attitude was simply great and made her character a favorite of mine.
5: this is the kind of book I wouldn’t mind spending time with any day.
A cozy, comforting and importantly fun read.
Praise for The Little Cafe in Copenhagen
Everybody loves Julie Caplin…
‘A fantastic, huggable, hilarious and addictive read’ The Writing Garnet
‘It’s all about the feels…I absolutely loved it’ The Cosiest Corner
‘Sweet, funny and deliciously heart-warming’ Frankly, My Dear…
‘I’ve already read it again since I finished it… a true sign of how much I enjoyed it’ Life Appears
About the Author
Julie Caplin is addicted to travel and good food. She’s on a constant hunt for the perfect gin and is obsessively picky about glasses, tonic and garnishes. Between regular gin tastings, she’s been writing her debut novel which is set in just one of the many cities she’s explored over the years.
Formerly a PR director, for many years she swanned around Europe 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 the trilogy, The Little Cafe in Copenhagen, The Little Brooklyn Bakery and the The Little Paris Patisserie.
Julie also writes contemporary romance as Jules Wake. Her current novel, Covent Garden in the Snow, is a Kindle bestseller.
Reviewed by Bharti