The Northern Lights Lodge
Escape to a place unlike anywhere you’ve been before and the cosiest little lodge in Iceland for love, roaring log fires and the Northern Lights…
With a shattered heart and her career completely in tatters, Lucy needs to get away from her life in the UK. But, when she takes a job as hotel manager of the Northern Lights Lodge, she doesn’t quite expect to find herself in th...more
They’re all mad, but lovely.”
Having loved Alex as a secondary character in The Little Paris Patisserie with his quick wit and laid back nature, I went into this with a mix of excitement and wariness as that book didn’t entirely work for me. But, once introduced to Lucy Smart and her quirky, loveable bunch of employees who are, at times, as ma ...more
Lucy is forced to leave her job in hotel management following an incident that leaves her relationship as well as career in pieces. She is desperate to be taken on elsewhere but finds nobody is interested without getting a reference from her previous job so she takes a leap of faith and agrees to become Hotel Manager at the failing Northern Lights Lodge in Iceland.
It is another excellent story from the always talented Julie Caplin, and its a story that is set in Iceland.
Makes a change to read something light hearted set in Iceland, instead of a noir book, and this is set outside Reyjavik, in a small hotel that offers Northern Light chasing trips.
This lodge also offers a lifeline to Lucy, who is struggling to get a new job after a rather unfortuna ...more
I loved her previous book, ‘The Little Paris Patisserie’ and I attended her book tour in November 2018 to promote that book. During the evening with Julie Caplin and Sue Moorcroft, Julie said that some of the characters fro ...more
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Alex is one - he's really a secondary character in The Little Paris Pat ...more
Lucy takes a short-term contract at The Northern Lights Lodge a hotel in Iceland. It seems the perfect place to escape the gossip about why she was sacked from her previous high-flying hotel job in Manchester. Lucy finds herself in the middle of a snowy nowhere. Nothing is within walking distance apart from snow, glaciers and on occasion the North ...more
I recently read an American author who stated that her early writing (for a male audience) was praised with the comment that 'you can't tell it's not a man writing'. However, her bestselling autobiography was described dismissively as ' ...more
This book follows Lucy after she takes a job, the only job left for her really, at a remote hotel in Iceland. Determined to turn this temporary position into a permanent one she tries to regain her confidence and trust in others after being burned badly with her last job. While most of her new employees are willing to help her turn the Northern Lights Lodge around there's at least ...more
I have read the previous books in the romantic escapes series, this being book four. There were a few references to previous events, and one of the characters, Alex is one of the main characters in this book. It could easily be read as a standalone novel though.
The setting of the book is gorgeous, as is the cover, it is very enticing. Set in Iceland, at the Northern Lights Lodge, I have always wanted to see ...more
Lucy’s life is not what she imagined. She’s lost her prestigious job, her reputation and her lover. She doesn’t want to work at a remote hotel in Iceland but it’s her only option. Alex is tired of ...more
I have been a fan of Julie Caplin since I read The Little Café in Copenhagen, each book she releases only increased my love of her work.
I jumped into #TheNorthernLightsLodge with both feet, under the glow of my cotton ball lights I wrapped myself up in a fleece blanket, steaming mug of coffee, a chocolate or two within easy reach and didn’t move until I was at least a third of the ...more
A lovely warm cosy book that draws you in from the first pages, the characters are a ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the description of the characters, described in a way I could actually visualize what they looked like and how they acted.
There are lots of humorous aspects to this story which made it a fun, enjoyable, laugh out loud read.
Many thanks to NetGallery, the publisher and author for the opportuni ...more
The story was well crafted, and it should have been a good read. But it seemed as if they neglected to use a proof reader. I was pulled back to reality by the far too numerous misspellings and punctuation errors. I find it extremely difficult to stay engaged in a story when I’m constantly aware of errors. From “One upon a time,” a few pages in, it seemed as if every fifth page had an error.
So, 4 for Julie Caplan’s storytelling and 0 for presentation.
Please tell me there’s more to this series
I loved the fascinating setting as much as I liked the characters and the plot.
The style of writing was good and the characters fleshed out.
It was a very good reading experience and I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Many thanks to HarperImpulse and Netgalley for this ARC. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all opinions are mine.
This is the newest installment of the travelogue and romance combination. Lucy is a great heroine ,plucky and courageous in the face of personal and professional traumas. Alex is a dream hero. The writer create a wonderful cast of supporting characters and they also visit some of the best of Iceland. Lovely.