Marketing agencies, in every such book I read, fail to
promote the heroine, even though she is sure she deserves
it. Who'd be a marketer? Kate Sinclair gets passed over for
her boyfriend Josh Delaney. Tossing her a token account,
her boss suggests she try to impress a Danish department
store owner about to open a branch in London. He's into the
latest fad of hygge which is in London women's magazines.
THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN continues from the
inauspicious beginning as Kate tells her flatmate Connie
that she has dumped the patronizing, idea-thieving Josh. At
least Connie has read about hygge, a concept like feng shui
which helps make your life and home happier by changing
small items. Like candles, blankets and cookies. Lars
Wilder turns out to be a lot more relaxed than most CEOs,
so maybe there is something to the trend.
I enjoyed this adventure a lot more than I would have expected,
partly because we get to go to the Press Awards and meet a
variety of industry insiders. Next thing, six of them are
accompanying Kate to Copenhagen, driving her mad, taking
off in all directions, blogging and tweeting, and including
one very fanciable guy called Benedict Johnson, who has
made it clear that he really dislikes PR, has higher
journalistic aspirations and doesn't want to be on the
jaunt. What a smashing recipe!
Recipes galore are found in Copenhagen, with cinnamon
pastries, 250 kinds of open sandwich and a restaurant meal
of local pleasures finishing with birch ice-cream. If
you're not already sold on the story, just consider it a
necessary antidote to all those bleak, wintry Scandinavian
crime tales. Home cooking in a small café, romance in spite
of everything and not a murder in sight. Julie Caplin has
given us the tourist board's dream with rich entertainment
and sensory delights. Give THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN a
try; you deserve a brighter life.
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 Times bestseller
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?