Book : Lost In Translation
Author : Audrey Davis
Genre : Dark romantic comedy
Personal rating : 4/5 ⭐
Hello, book fam! Today’s my blog tour stop for Lost in Translation by Audrey Davis! Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to participate in the tour. 💕
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 ex-pat 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…
Praise for Audrey Davis
‘Warm, witty, and highly entertaining.’
‘The author never fails to provide humour and pathos in equal measure.’
‘The story-telling is rich, intelligent, and rewarding.’
Reading Lost in Translation made me feel like I was on an impromptu trip to Switzerland. :’) I got lost in Charlotte’s day-to-day life, cheered her on through her struggles, and felt genuine happiness when she stood up for herself. This book was unexpectedly, a really enjoyable read.
Charlotte leads a content life with her husband, Dom and her two adorable sons. Her world shifts a little off the axis when suspicions arise regarding Dom’s commitment to her. She isn’t eager to move to a new country either, since she’s been in the UK forever. We get to see her adjust to her new life in Switzerland, form new friendships, and choose the right way to solve her marital issues. I loved Charlotte’s character. She wasn’t perfect, and she knew it – but she never masked her flaws. I really enjoyed reading her conversations with her kids. She was such a good mom, which kind of made me hate Dom even more, since he never gave Charlotte the credit she deserved. Her patience with Dom kind of annoyed me at times though. I hated Dom’s attitude with her, and it broke my heart when she chose not to say anything against him, just for the sake of maintaining harmony. The drama surrounding Charlotte and Dom was what kept me engrossed in the book though.
I think my favorite part of Lost in Translation was Ruth and Charlotte’s friendship! I really hope that I have a friend like Ruth in my forties! I love love love strong female friendships in books. My heart melted seeing Ruth and Charlotte’s unbreakable support for each other. :’) I loved Jurgen too! He was mysterious but had a heart of gold. Unexpected friendships are sometimes the best way to heal a broken soul and Lost in Translation voiced this perfectly.
Lost in Translation made me feel all kinds of emotions. Highly recommend!
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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