The Northern Lights Lodge
Escape to the cosiest little lodge in Iceland for love, 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 a land of bubbling hot springs and snowflake-dusted gla...more
I loved the first two books from this series, book three was a struggle, but this one.... Well it starts with slow development, moves on with cheesy plot bunnies, and is rounded out with a plethora of one-dimensional characters...
Shame really as Alex was the only real redeeming character of the previous book, but he was lost in this one for the most part.
Not sure I'll read the next book now, seeing as we are now at 2 duds in a row. :/ ...more
The leading lady of this story Lucy who his hiding from videos and TV crews alike. I'm pleased she feels able to share her stories among Alex and friends.Her and Alex are so alike and so suited. A feel real love story I could have kicked Alex for not telling her his story sooner (I did underst ...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.
Lucy has lost her job and her boyfriend and is really struggling to get another job but when she's offered one as hotel manager in Norway she takes it as it means she will get ...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
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
Lucy, the female MC, lost her job in a five-star hotel in Manchester. Due to her unwanted internet fame she has had a hard time finding a job and when she is offered a part time contract as a manager of a lodge hotel in Iceland she sees it as punishment --- honestly, I would cut off my left arm for a tw ...more
I was totally drawn into this book and enjoyed exploring Iceland alongside the characters.
Lucy recently lost her job and accepts a temporary management position in a hotel in Iceland that offers Northern Lights experiences. She needs to increase her chances of gaining future employment after a harrowing time at her last company. Her arrival at the hotel made me smile!
She is determined to turn the hotel around, despite some Icelandic folklore seeming to hamper her endeavours. I love the way she ...more
I may only have spent a day in Iceland but from the sights I immersed myself in, I can vouch that the author has done a wonderful job of delineating the rugged beauty of its landscape on the page. I love a unique romcom. And Lucy and Alex's story doesn't fail to deliver. We have the quintessential beguiling and extensive Caplin vocab - something not every author in this genre can offer... and then we have a stellar plotline of Viking proportions. All of which produces a truly unforgettable ...more
Whilst the pair grow close and have many moments they are also faced with a whole TV crew films by an off the wall hotel documentary only one of the guys soon remembers Lucy...
As Lucy tries to hide a viral video from her old hotel job with slimy boring ex Chris unlike the electric chemistry she ...more
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Julie’s books always make me want to visit the places they are set! Brooklyn, Denmark, France and now Iceland!
I loved all of the characters apart from the sleazy tv crew! Alex was just dreamy and I remember his character from The Little Paris Patisserie. I think a trip to Croatia is next on the list as that’s where the next book is set!
A 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟🌟 read from me.
I ended up really enjoying it once the main character got her act together (that took a while and it was pretty frustrating).
Alex is one - he's really a secondary character in The Little Paris Pat ...more
Lucy is desperate - she thought she had it all, a fantastic job and a great boyfriend but it’s all been whipped away from under her feet and now she is single, homeless ...more
The book tells the story of Lucy, smart by name and smart by nature. She’s recently been fired from her job after an unfortunate mishap at work involving her manipulative boyfriend.
Keen to make a fresh start and with the only job she can get being in Iceland she sets off unaware of what awaits her.
What does await her is a magical environment (quite literally), beautiful friendships and her true love! With a few bumps along the ...more
I kind of liked this book although it was weirdly structured, too fluffy and yet racy. It would take turn I didn't expect in that regard, when it seemed to switch genre. The obstacles were way too easily written in and out, everything worked out much t ...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.
The Northern Lights Lodge ticks every box of a perfect read that will without a doubt lift your mood and make you want to pack your bag and head off to the set destination the next day.
The characters are so lovable and engaging and the setting is most probably high on your wish list.
I can’t wait for another dose of Julie Capli ...more
Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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