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My review

A book which is based on the happiest people on Earth, the Danish and their concept of a lifestyle Hygge. It is all about making your life better, making life cozy, through little things, bringing warmth and homeliness. That’s why they are the happiest people on this earth.

After being betrayed by her colleague and lover, Kate has to take 6 journalists to Copenhagen at the behest of a client of their PR firm to show them the concept of Hygge. And enter Ben a journalist but an unknown Prince Charming to Kate’s Cinderella act, at an awards night a few nights ago. The chemistry between them is sizzling, their banter invigorating, and yes obviously, love happens!! But that is much later.

My first book by Julie Caplin, and I am absolutely enthralled and captured by Julie’s way of writing. The book had a great camaraderie where the journalists start as strangers then go on to become a tight-knit group.The dynamics of the group with their skirmishes and their plans, made my heart smile with joy at the beauty of it.

I loved seeing Copenhagen via the author Julie’s eyes, and every description sang its beauty to me. Copenhagen is my place to visit in this lifetime, thanks to the author.

The warmth in the book, struck me deep in the cockles of my heart. I smiled with the characters, their antics, their friendship, their love for each other lasts even after leaving Copenhagen. The main character Kate is a sight to behold, who grows as the chapters unfold, and in the end, her insight and confidence is what is left with me, to remember and to encapsulate.

After reading this book, the concept of Hygge is so vivid and memorable, that I couldn’t help but embrace it in my home. I know this book is fiction, but I sure would like to visit The Little Cafe in Copenhagen. This is not a romantic book per se, but it is a book of friendship. (But I fell in love both with the author, Julie Caplin and Copenhagen)

I would say the entire book is Hygge, as strangers becoming friends, then soon becoming a family of sorts, is both heartwarming and beautiful. What is this, if not Hygge???

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher HarperCollins UK, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating : 5 stars

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.

Book blurb

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?

Product Details

Publication date : 1st February, 2018

Publisher : Harper Impulse

Language : English

Available on Amazon

Hygge with love

11 Responses

  1. Ohhh….this book sounds lovely. Thank you for telling me what hygge is, and for your great review. I recently saw a Hygge subscription box and was wondering exactly what it meant. I’ve added this to my tbr. Thanks for sharing. 😊

    1. It is such a cute warm book. I loved everything about it. This book felt as if it hugged me. Some books, some characters are so warm and loving

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