Title: A Winter Affair
Author: Minna Howard
Release Date: September 1st 2016
Genre: Women’s Fiction
With a recent divorce and empty nest Eloise Brandon is facing Christmas alone until a harried phone call from her godfather changes everything.
Accepting his challenge, Eloise finds herself en-route to Verbier and to her godfathers chalet in the beautiful Swiss Alps to help cater for some seriously rich, high rolling guests.
What ensues makes it a Christmas to remember. A heady alpine mixture of old friends, ex-husbands, mega-rich, super demanding guests, a dishevelled proprietor and Bert the dog.
Eloise’s life hasn’t been easy, after a divorce and the twins being on a gap year travelling, she is facing the first Christmas alone. When she suddenly gets a call from her godfather, she is heading to the Swiss Alps for the holiday season to take over the chef duties after the previous chef ran off with a rich guest. Lawrence is Eloise’s godfather’s son and is running the chalet, he knows that Eloise is not an actual chef, but he doesn’t have many choices and gives her a chance to prove herself. When the posh guest arrive, everyone is trying to give their best, because the chalet’s future depends on the guests. Can they make it happen?
I really liked the setting in Swiss Alps and how entertaining the whole story was, especially those extremely funny moments with Bert the dog. Bert really wanted to steal the show. It was my first book by the author and I definitely want to read more. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole story, but there was just one thing that I wanted to read more about-the romance between Eloise and Lawrence, it came in a bit too late in the story, I wish there was a second part, which would pick up where the first ended. All in all, I’d truly recommend this wintry book.