The Cosy Cottage in Ireland by Julie Caplin – Blog Tour

Thank to Julie Caplin, One More Chapter and Netgalley for a copy of this book in return for an honest review and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.

Synopsis

Snuggle up in your favourite armchair and take a trip across the Irish sea for comfort food, cosy cottage nights and a heartwarming romance…

Talented lawyer Hannah Campbell is after a change in her workaholic Manchester life – so on an uncharacteristic whim she books herself a place at the world-renowned Killorgally Cookery School in Country Kerry. But on her first night in Ireland, sampling the delights of Dublin, Hannah can’t resist falling for the charms of handsome stranger Conor. It’s only when Hannah arrives at her postcard-pretty home at Killorgally for the next six weeks that she discovers what happens in Dublin doesn’t quite stay in Dublin …

Nestled amongst rolling green hills and breath-taking countryside, the cookery school throws Hannah and Conor together – for better or worse.

Purchase Link – mybook.to/CosyCottageEB

My Thoughts

I always love travelling with Julie and her characters, so I was so excited to be on the tour for The Cosy Cottage in Ireland.  Apart from the gorgeous covers, the characters, food and settings usually provide the perfect escape, and this outing certainly did not disappoint.

Hannah takes leave from her high powered, stressful job as a lawyer and books herself in for a cookery course at the Killorgally in Ireland to overcome the one thing she has never been able to do in her life.  On arrival in Ireland, she hooks uncharacteristically hooks up with Connor believing it to be a one-off encounter.  So what happens when he turns up on her cookery course?

I loved the setting of Ireland – I’ve only had a brief visit to Belfast before and I’d love to see other places in Ireland although after reading this, I feel as though I know a lot more about it.  The descriptions of the foods were delightful and I could almost taste each morsel

I can completely identify with Hannah – I cannot cook and I hate it but it’s something I just cannot seem to master.  I love the idea of upping and leaving to a cosy cottage in a new place and learning how to cook amazing food whilst experience a new place and making new friends.

I adored the romantic plot of will they, won’t they? but also the camaraderie and banter between the others in the cookery school.  I love books where the main character goes on a journey of self-discovery and builds a little community of support around themselves and Cosy Cottage hits the spot on this aspect. 

This is a gorgeous armchair travel book full of romance, escapism and friendship and I cannot recommend it enough.

Author Bio – Julie Caplin

Julie caplin, formerly a PR director, swanned around Europe for many years 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 her Romantic Escapes series which have been translated into fifteen different languages.

The first book in the seven strong series, The Little Café in Copenhagen, was shortlisted for a Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Social Media Links – @JulieCaplin Twitter

https://www.facebook.com/JulieCaplinAuthor/

Instagram @juliecaplinauthor

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