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Katie Fforde

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Tietoja tekijästä

Catherine Rose Gordon-Cumming was born on 27 September 1952 in Wimbledon, London. She is founder of the Katie Fforde Bursary for writers who have yet to secure a publishing contract. She was for many years a committee member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and was elected its twenty-fifth näytä lisää chairman (2009-2011) and later its fourth president. In June 2010 she was announced as a patron of the UK's first National Short Story Week. Many of Fforde's own experiences end up in her books. Her novel Going Dutch was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller in June 2007. Her titles include Stately Pursuits, Going Dutch, The Undercover Cook, The Perfect Match and A Summer at Sea. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Thyme Out (1999) 493 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Stately Pursuits (1997) 480 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Highland Fling (2002) 466 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Practically Perfect (2006) 443 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Restoring Grace (2004) 439 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Wild Designs (1996) 417 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Life Skills (1999) 415 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Wedding Season (2008) 412 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Love Letters (2009) 404 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Flora's Lot (2005) 399 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Paradise Fields (2003) 378 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Artistic Licence (2001) 360 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Living Dangerously (1995) 358 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Rose Revived (1995) 332 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Going Dutch (2007) 306 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
A Perfect Proposal (2010) 301 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Summer of Love (2011) 197 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Recipe for Love (2012) 170 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
A French Affair (2013) 159 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Vintage Wedding (2015) 146 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
A Summer at Sea (2016) 133 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
A Secret Garden (2017) 117 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Country Escape (2018) 115 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Perfect Match (2014) 114 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Rose Petal Summer (2019) 80 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Springtime Affair (2020) 79 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Wedding in the Country (2021) 57 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Christmas Feast and Other Stories (2014) 56 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Wedding in Provence (2022) 46 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Loves Me, Loves Me Not (2009) — Toimittaja — 36 kappaletta
One Enchanted Evening (2023) 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Saving the Day (2021) 18 kappaletta
The Undercover Cook [Short Story] (2012) 12 kappaletta
Staying Away at Christmas [Short Story] (2012) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Flora's Lot [abridged audio] (2005) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Christmas in Disguise (2015) 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Island in the Sun (2024) 6 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Life Skills | Thyme Out (2006) 3 kappaletta
Katie Fforde Collection (2021) 1 kappale

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Island in the Sun is a sweet and generally rather gentle story of Cass, a young woman charged by her father with travelling to Dominica to try and locate and photograph a petroglyph using a very old and hard to read map. In some ways it seems like rather an odd assignment for Cass but she has her father's friend, Ranulph, accompanying her and taking care of her. She finds herself very attracted to Ranulph but isn't sure if he feels the same.

It's clear that Katie Fforde loves the island of Dominica and she describes the hurricane-hit island very well. I must admit that I would have preferred more of the remote Scottish island where Cass's father lives but that's just because I have a thing about remote Scottish islands. Cass has a bit of a time of it on Dominica as a horrid man called Austin is also looking for the petroglyph and is determined to make her life difficult.

I found Island in the Sun to be an easy and unchallenging read and I enjoyed following Cass's journeys to Scotland and Dominica. I feel it lacked the charm of some of Fforde's other books, for instance I absolutely adored her last book, One Enchanted Evening, but I still felt like I wanted to see what happened, whether Cass would find the petroglyph, whether her feelings for Ranulph would be reciprocated and if she would get her life together, stop drifting, and stand up for herself against some of her rather overbearing family members and do what she wanted to do. As I say, sweet and gentle, with some rugged and enticing landscapes, a dastardly villain, romance, and an arty feel to the storyline.
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nicx27 | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 21, 2024 |
A cliché book with a cliché story and stereotypical characters. You'll be able to predict every plottwist from miles away. I guess this is your average chicklit.
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jd7h | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 18, 2024 |
*2.5 stars*

Quintessential Kate FForde.

A Country Escape was a good beach read. The set up was a typical setting with the heroine taking on a new lease in life by tackling farming and she meets someone in the process. However, I didn't really get the farming aspect and I doubt Kate herself did too. LOL.

All in all, I didn't read this to get farming know how so lack of details didn't really bother me, but I will admit that some of the things that happened made me suspend my belief a little bit too much.

Thanks to The Publishers and NetGalley for the ARC
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DramPan | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 6, 2023 |
Enjoyable book by the ever reliable Katie Fforde and as this was the audio book a good narrator which really helps.
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LisaBergin | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 12, 2023 |



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