"A cosy romantic comedy taking place on the ski slopes of Switzerland that would brighten even the darkest winter day. "
Holly Roberts has her future mapped out, so no one is more surprised than her when she’s jilted at the altar on her wedding day. As she hibernates in the aftermath under a duvet at her parents’ house, she accepts a job offer to become a sous chef for the ski season in Verbier, Switzerland, the winter wonderland of the ultra-rich.
Holly is wholly unprepared for her move. She doesn’t know how to ski, and she doesn’t even have any warm winter clothes, instead opting to use a vintage pair of salopettes last used by her aunt decades ago. But worst of all, she hates the cold. Will this drastic move be the thing she needs to do to put her life back together again?
Escape to the Swiss Chalet by Carrie Walker shows how Holly attempts to do just that. This charming romantic comedy, Walker’s debut novel, ticks all the boxes. Sympathetic protagonist? Check. A love interest or two? Check. A dastardly ex? Check. Delightful locations? Check.
Since Holly is working as a sous chef and a sommelier, much of the attention focuses around food—runny raclette, crunchy croissants, magnificent macarons. The luscious descriptions were enough to make my stomach rumble multiple times. Likewise, the luxury location, with its ski-in chalets, wine cellars and attentive staff, made me want to play the lottery to see if I could become a millionaire overnight.
My escape to the Swiss chalet was delightful—it was a cheery romantic comedy that would brighten up even the darkest winter day.
|Primary Genre||Romance / Relationship Stories|
Closing date: 09/12/2023
Closing date: 14/12/2023