The Cosy Cottage in Ireland

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.

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Author Bio –

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

Instagram @juliecaplinauthor


When Rachel sent me an excerpt for Julie’s book, I couldn’t pass the opportunity to read it. From the theme and the setting in Ireland, I was sure that I’m going to like it and I have to admit that this book didn’t disappoint. It was even better than I initially thought.

In the book we follow the lawyer Hannah Campbell on her way to finally do some change in her work life in Manchester. On a whim, she booked herself a cooking course at the Killorgally Cookery School in County Kerry in Ireland. In Dublin she meets a handsome Conor, not expecting it to last longer than just one night stand. But what happens when she meets him at the Cookery School?

I didn’t read any previous books with the main character but I’ve quickly come to love her. She represents all that a lot of people are currently; overworked and living a past faced life without fully enjoying it. When was the last time any of us have taken the walk in the nature? Or fed chickens? Or just did something that we truly enjoy? It rarely happens! This book shows us that it is okay to do just that and sometimes put ourselves in the first place instead of our job.

And the romance?! It was for sure slow burn but I’ve enjoyed it. And I was glad that it wasn’t only about the romance but also kept me on my toes here and there. It had really nice mix of the characters which meant that the book wasn’t bland.

If you need something to read under the blanket while it rains outside, pick up this book. It is really perfect for the autumnal weather and it is quite a quick read. If you’ve read any Julie’s books before, you won’t be disappointed.

Love and light,

Rating: 4* out of 5

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