Charlotte Egerton and family are off to Switzerland, after husband Dom bags a big-time job promotion.
But Charlotte isn’t exactly yodelling with delight at the prospect. Not since a chance discovery cast a shadow over her ten-year marriage. And navigating twisty Swiss roads and getting to grips with French only adds to her woes…
Following a bumpy encounter with an arrogant German, Charlotte is far from convinced the expat life is for her.
With doubts about Dom — and concerns for her best friend, Ruth — plaguing her mind, will Charlotte embrace the Swiss way of life, or are some mountains just too hard to conquer?
Embark on a journey filled with laughter, tears and lessons in love. Sometimes you just have to seize the day…
Who hasn’t dreamed of moving and living abroad? I know I have many a time! Charlotte isn’t convinced that its for her and have to admit I felt sorry for her, especially as she tries navigating the car on the other side of the road! If anything this showed quite a few pros and cons of moving to another country.
Charlotte’s husband Dom, wound me up no end. Whilst he works hard to provide for the family, his behaviour throughout niggled at me. Whilst it also niggled at Charlotte, she was a more patient woman than me in getting to the bottom of why he is behaving this way. Luckily for us though, there is at least one wonderful and dreamy male character who sends not only Charlottes heart a flutter but the reader’s also.
This a light hearted read for the storyline. I can’t really say to much more without giving the plot away. Charlotte has a lot to contend with in her new life. Miles away from her best friend, trying to make new friends as well as overcome language barriers and a whole new way of life. I did envy the new lifestyle but certainly not her marriage.
Lost in Translation was a wonderful escape from real life, although I felt guilty for enjoying reading of someone else’s misfortunes. There are a few laughs along the way and I was thoroughly engaged throughout. The ending was what I had hoped for and and left you feeling uplifted and happy.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the blog tour invite. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Author Bio –
Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018. Her third novel, A Wish For Jinnie, was published in June.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. At least she did until recently… She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.
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