Stacy’s new life in Switzerland seems idyllic – a lovely home amidst fabulous scenery, the man of her dreams and an interesting job. But then comes trouble…
Last winter’s snow means an overfull lake, Rico is moody and distant, and the daily problems attached to running a hotel range from head lice to irate guests and lost rodents.
It isn’t until Rico goes missing that Stacy realises she could lose everything she holds dear. Will the Lakeside Hotel survive the summer?
Having read and loved the previous books in the Lakeside series, I have been dying to return back there. Admittedly it’s taken me longer than I had hoped to revisit but it has been well worth the wait.
Everything has been picturesque and idyllic pretty much so far in the stories. In this one, we get to see the darker side of the lake as well as running a hotel. Poor Stacy is supposed to be having a relaxed week with Rico’s family coming to stay with them, of which with the imminent water level rising in the lake, having Rico’s father and his experience there is a welcome blessing. What Stacy hadn’t expected was her mum and dad arriving for their visit earlier than planned as well.
Relationships seem a bit more taught in this book. As they say, the course of true love is never an easy one. We see the relationship between Stacy and her mum which seems more strained as normal also. Tensions are certainly high and a couple of events left me with my heart in my mouth as to just what the outcome was going to be. The author finishes it all off though with a bit of humour and making it still overall, a light hearted read.
Trouble In Switzerland is a wonderful novella and the third book in the Lakeside Series. These books have been a very welcome read that include everything I would want from this genre and more. I love being mentally transported to a fabulous location which has me dying to jump on the next plane. Escapism at it’s best.