Sweet, funny and heart-warming, THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN will make you want to hygge-fy your life
Like most of the UK, I’m a little obsessed with hygge at the moment. Anything that encourages me to drink tea, eat chocolate, light candles and cosy up by a roaring fire with a good book is an instant hit in my world which is why Julie Caplin’s new book instantly caught my eye.
THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN tells the story of London based publicist Kate Sinclair, who after missing out on a much sought-after promotion at work, is tasked with the assignment of taking five unruly journalists to Denmark to promote the opening of a new store and experience the world of “hygge”.
From candles and cosy nights in, to romantic late-night walks through the beautiful cobbled streets of Copenhagen, Kate soon discovers how to live life ‘the Danish way’ despite her work drama and love life troubles. Can the secrets of hygge and happiness lead her to her own happily-ever-after?
Sweet, funny and deliciously heart-warming, THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN is a fun tale of friendship and romance with a cosy setting. Using Denmark and hygge (the Danish word to describe coziness and life’s little pleasures) as the backdrop, Caplin’s delightful, feel good story will make you want to book a trip to Copenhagen and totally hygge-fy your life.
As expected from the title, most of the story takes place in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Using the concept of a press tour, Caplin’s beautifully detailed descriptions capture the charm of Copenhagen as the characters take a trip around the city, taking in the sights and sampling gastronomic delights.
In terms of characterisation, all of the characters, particularly Kate and her love interest Ben, are well rounded and believable. Caplin handles the relationships with sensitivity and gives you enough of a glimpse into each person’s life and the secrets they hide to keep the interest high.
The only real disappointment is the predictable plot which becomes a little too sickly sweet at times. The sight-seeing commentary also becomes a little tiresome after a while with the constant historical references making you feel like you’re reading a travel book rather than a fictional story.
That said, there is plenty of humour and romance to keep the story entertaining and Caplin’s warm and gentle writing style makes for a nice easy read.
If you’re looking for a light-hearted read to snuggle down in front of the fire and enjoy, THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN is sure to appeal. All we need now is a Kanelsnegle.
THE LITTLE CAFE IN COPENHAGEN* by Julie Caplin is released on 1 February 2018 through HarperCollins UK.
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Donna is the Founder and Editor of Frankly, My Dear UK. By day, she works as a digital marketing specialist, by night she reviews film, theatre and music for a wide range of publications including WhatsonStage and The Reviews Hub. Loves Formula 1, prosecco and life.