A Winter Retreat at the Paris Cheese Shop by Victoria Brownlee
Published: 3rd May 2018
Who needs love when you can eat cheese?
Heartbroken and on the cusp of turning 30, Ella decides to pack her bags and move to Paris, somewhere she had visited when she was a different, more adventurous person.
It’s on the streets of beautiful, romantic City of Light that she finds her heart’s true desire: cheese. For Ella, her local fromagerie becomes a safe haven and she finds herself being drawn back there day after day.
But in a strange city, being friendless and not able to speak the language, has she bitten off more than she can chew?
I’m so excited to be closing this blog tour today. This book is the first part in a 4 part series, with the second part being published Tomorrow! I love the cover for this book, it’s setting the tone perfectly for this book. So, here’s my review for the first part!!
While only a short story, it was an enjoyable read. I’m interested to see where Ella’s Paris adventure takes her, and to see how it all works out for her eventually. I’m also really interested in where it’s going with the cheese theme, it’s a different subject (and in my opinion better than the normal baking route) for a life changing journey.
The writing style was quick and easy to get in to and didn’t leave you guessing anything. This was a very nice, quick read and sort of helped me get my reading mojo back.
Ella is going to be a fabulous character I reckon. I didn’t feel I got enough information about her but what we do get is great. Her development alone in this little story was great. She realised pretty much immediately that she was better off, and that she was as far from who she was in the past as she could possibly get. I’m intrigued by the cheese man, we don’t get to see him enough and I hope he features a lot more in the rest of the series.
I’ve given this book a 4 out of 5, purely because I found it a little too short for me. Other than that, it was a great book and I will definitely be reading the following parts. I want to know where Ella’s story goes.