Katie Fforde - Author

About the Author

Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. Each of her books explores a different profession or background and her research has helped her bring these to life. She’s been a porter in an auction house, tried her hand at pottery, refurbished furniture, delved behind the scenes of a dating website, and she's even been on a Ray Mears survival course. She loves being a writer; to her there isn’t a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly enjoys writing love stories. She believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and she wants all her characters to experience it, and her readers to share their stories.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Katie Fforde by Mary Hogarth.

 

Fellow novelist SOPHIE KING on KATIE FFORDE
I met Katie through the Romantic Novelists Association, whether you're a published novelist or not, you can still join and get some great tips. Katie is as much fun as her heroines who make me feel that nothing is impossible in life even when you're negotiating unexpected corners. One of my all time favourites is Wild Designs.

 

Author photo © David O’Driscoll

 

Below is a Q&A with this author


1.    Did you always want to become an author?
No, I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until my late twenties. Before that I ran a narrowboat hotel business with my husband and then had babies, but I would have liked to be a counsellor if I wasn’t a writer.
2.    Do you miss anything from your life before?
I had a very good life before I became an author, with a lovely husband, children and house. But when I started writing I realised what I had been missing. I think it’s to do with having an overactive imagination and wanting to communicate (which can be a posh word for chat!).
3.    What’s the best thing about being an author?
The best thing is getting to try out lots of jobs I could never have had in real life through my characters. It’s also lovely to hear from people who have enjoyed my books – it can give me the impression that I’m doing something worthwhile, even though what I write is for entertainment.
4.    How do you start writing a new novel?
I start with a theme. I have several subjects I long to explore bubbling around at any one time and when one comes to the top I start to think about my characters. Then comes the plot. I don’t usually know at the beginning what the ending will be – I have to wait and find out! Although I know that it will be happy.
5.    What are the essentials of creating a good romance?
I think a good hero is absolutely key, and then a heroine who the reader can recognise – not too perfect, but likeable. Plot is very important, so then it’s a case of creating a few really romantic scenes. Not necessarily hearts-and-flowers romantic but unexpected romance in surprising places.
6.    Why is research important?
It’s hard enough to write a book as it is, let alone without knowing about your theme – you need to know your stuff. That said, some things can be impossible to research, like the judging at the Chelsea Flower Show, or when the Queen visits! I do quite a lot of research personally. I remember a writer friend saying to me, ‘But you write contemporaries, you don’t need to do research’, but that is very far from the truth. My early books were set around my own life – working in a cafe and being a cleaning lady were things I had actually done. However, eventually I ran out of life experience and had to do research. I love finding out fascinating things about subjects that interest me.
7.    Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? How do you try and relieve this?
Writers block happens often in a small way. A change of scene helps to relieve it for me. This might involve shopping, a drive in the car (scenery often gets my creative juices going) or just being with friends. Luckily it never lasts for long with me and is often caused by being a bit tired.

Featured books by Katie Fforde

A Vintage Wedding

A Vintage Wedding

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Weddings, romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. The deliciously romantic new novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. In a small Cotswold country town, Beth, Lindy and Rachel are looking for new beginnings. So they set up in business, organising stylish and perfectly affordable vintage weddings. Soon they are busy arranging other people's Big Days. What none of them know is that their own romances lie waiting, just around the corner...

The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Country cottages, romance, humour and making dreams come true. This is the wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn't have ...Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he's been preoccupied, and she's starting to question if his future hopes and dreams are a perfect match for hers. And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly in search of his dream house, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is. But she's over him, isn't she?

The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

This is the wonderful new novel from the RNA award winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of A French Affair. Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn't have. Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he's been preoccupied, and she's starting to question if his future hopes and dreams are a perfect match for hers. And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly in search of his dream house, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is. But she's over him, isn't she?

A French Affair

A French Affair

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

The deliciously romantic novel from the RNA award winning and Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Recipe for Love. Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House - an antiques centre nestled in the heart of the English countryside. Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the twenty-first century. Bearing all the attributes of a modern-day Mr Rochester, Matthew Ballinger is less than happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep. The last thing either of them want is to fall in love. But will a trip to France change their minds?

A French Affair

A French Affair

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House - an antiques centre nestled in the heart of the English countryside. Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the twenty-first century. Bearing all the attributes of a modern-day Mr Rochester, Matthew Ballinger is less than happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep.

Recipe for Love

Recipe for Love

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Take one aspiring cook. Stir in a heaped tablespoon of romance. All too soon there's more than canapes, cupcakes and cordon bleu at stake. Will Zoe win the competition, or is Gideon one temptation too far?

Other books by Katie Fforde

A Country Escape

A Country Escape

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. A YEAR TO FALL IN LOVE. The BRAND NEW deliciously romantic novel from the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author of A Summer At Sea and A Secret Garden. 'Modern Day Austen. Great fun!' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Deliciously enjoyable' Woman & Home 'Effortlessly lovable' Closer Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true. She has just moved in to a beautiful but very run-down farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an old aunt who has told Fran that if she manages to turn the place around in a year, the farm will be hers. But Fran knows nothing about farming. She might even be afraid of cows. She's going to need a lot of help from her best friend Issi, and also from her wealthy and very eligible neighbour - who might just have his own reasons for being so supportive. Is it the farm he is interested in? Or Fran herself? Warm, funny and wonderfully romantic, this is Katie Forde at her very best.

A Secret Garden

A Secret Garden

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

***THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER*** Will opening the door lead to love and happy endings? In Katie Fforde's brand new novel for 2017. In spite of everything her heart lifted a little as she opened the gate to the secret garden... Lorna and her friend Philly work together in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. But even though they are surrounded by family and friends, the door to true love remains resolutely closed. Could their discovery of a secret garden mean this is about to change? 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Deliciously enjoyable' Red 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat

The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW OF A COUNTRY ESCAPE, COMING FEB 2018! Delve inside this CHRISTMAS STOCKING choc-full of perfectly themed, never-before-published seasonal short stories perfect for anyone who loves romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. By the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author, Katie Fforde. 'A lovely, warm read to sink your teeth into' Heat 'Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches' Sunday Times 'A perfect match for an afternoon curled up on the sofa!' Sun THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING: Romy is all set to join her boyfriend and his family in France for Christmas, though truth be told she isn't looking forward to it very much. And then she meets Felix - and her plans for the big day suddenly become a lot more interesting. CANDLELIGHT AT CHRISTMAS: It was meant to be the perfect Christmas - surrounded by friends and family in their beautiful home in the country. But then the lights go out, and Fenella knows she will have to work very hard to keep everyone happy ... THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY: It's Christmas Eve in Crinan, and a young man is on his own with only his nephew and niece for company. Then Ella arrives. Dressed as a fairy, she is determined to wave her wand and give them all the best Christmas ever. And many more! Guaranteed to make this your happiest Christmas ever!

A Secret Garden

A Secret Garden

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

***THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER*** Will opening the door lead to love and happy endings? In Katie Fforde's brand new novel for 2017. In spite of everything her heart lifted a little as she opened the gate to the secret garden... Lorna and her friend Philly work together in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. But even though they are surrounded by family and friends, the door to true love remains resolutely closed. Could their discovery of a secret garden mean this is about to change? 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Deliciously enjoyable' Red 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat

A Summer at Sea

A Summer at Sea

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Emily is happy with her life just as it is. She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she's also feels it's time for a change and a spot of some sea air. So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she'd like to spend the summer cooking on a `puffer' boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance. But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate. Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there's Emily's competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily. And there's Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice. Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?

Candlelight at Christmas

Candlelight at Christmas

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2016

THE MOST ROMANTIC SHORT STORY YOU'LL READ THIS CHRISTMASTreat yourself to some extra sparkle and romance this Christmas with this exclusive straight-to-digital short story from the Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller. Also includes a sneak preview of Katie s wonderfully romantic new novel, A Secret Garden.Fenella and Rupert are organising the perfect Christmas, surrounded by their friends in their beautiful Somerby house. Until Fenella gets a phone call from her ghastly parents-in-law asking if they can join them for the holiday. Fenella couldn't possibly refuse and besides, it could be worse.But when they arrive and the house is suddenly plunged in darkness thanks to a power cut, Fenella knows she has her work cut out to keep everyone happy and pull off the perfect Christmas feast.Plus the first chance to read the opening chapter of Katie's novel, A Secret Garden.

Katie Fforde's Winter Collection

Katie Fforde's Winter Collection

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2016

The perfect companion for your cosy Christmas - a bumper bundle of wonderfully romantic stories from Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde. Turn on the Christmas lights, curl up on the sofa and immerse yourself in the deliciously readable world of Katie Fforde. Includes two full length novels, Highland Fling and The Rose Revived, as well as three delightful short stories: Staying Away at Christmas, From Scotland With Love and A Christmas in Disguise. *****Highland Fling: When 'Virtual Assistant' Jenny Porter's boyfriend accuses her of being impulsive, soft-hearted and unbusinesslike, dashing off to Scotland to sort out a failing mill for one of her clients may not be the best way of proving him wrong. And promising to help run a mobile burger bar before she's even found her feet doesn't help matters. When she finds herself determined to save the mill - whatever her client's wishes - it seems that Henry's accusations may have contained more than a grain of truth. So when Jenny's awkward encounters with the abrasive but disconcertingly attractive Ross Grant develop into something more complicated - just as Henry arrives in Scotland to reclaim her - it's time for Jenny to make some decisions. Should she do the sensible thing and follow Henry back to London? Or is her Highland adventure more than just a fling . . . ?The Rose Revived:If May, Sally and Harriet didn't need the money so badly, they definitely wouldn't be working for Slimeball Slater at Quality Cleaners. So when they discover it's Slimeball taking them to the cleaners, they decide to set up their own business - and that's when things really start to take off.Working for themselves gives them the freedom and independence they've been longing for. May can afford the mooring fees for her beloved narrowboat; Harriet discovers a true gift for painting and Sally's dream of a place of her own is fast becoming reality. But is it too much, having made such a success of their working lives, to expect similar success in their romantic ones?Staying Away at Christmas:Miranda and her daughters have rented a cosy cottage for Christmas. The only trouble is, Anthony and his children are booked into the same place. In a moment of Christmas spirit, Miranda suggests they all spend yuletide together. Will the mistletoe help ease the tension and bring some cheer? Will romance blossom under the stars? Or will it be a Christmas they d all rather forget? From Scotland With Love:When Daisy travels to Scotland to confront notorious author Rory McAllan, little does she know that within hours she ll be snowed in with him. But surely she's not going to have to spend her precious New Year's Eve with him too? A Christmas in Disguise:When Jo s friend Andi asks if she ll stand in to cook Christmas lunch for her employer, Jo reluctantly agrees. She knows Andi will lose her job if she doesn t, and wants to help out her friend.Jo is nervous because Andi s boss is a well-known celebrity diva, who outright refuses to have anyone but Andi cook for her. But she also insists Andi wears full chef's whites so the girls think they ll get away with it it s the perfect Christmas disguise.But when Jo runs into one of the guests - good looking and very smart Anthony - things get even more complicated

A Summer at Sea

A Summer at Sea

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Emily is happy with her life just as it is. She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she's also feels it's time for a change and a spot of some sea air. So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she'd like to spend the summer cooking on a `puffer' boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance. But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate. Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there's Emily's competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily. And there's Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice. Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?

Christmas in Disguise (A romantic short story perfect for Christmas)

Christmas in Disguise (A romantic short story perfect for Christmas)

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2015

Treat yourself to some extra romance with this exclusive, straight-to-digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller.When Jo s friend Andi asks if she ll stand in to cook Christmas lunch for her employer, Jo reluctantly agrees. She knows Andi will lose her job if she doesn t, and wants to help out her friend.Jo is nervous because Andi s boss is a well-known celebrity diva, who outright refuses to have anyone but Andi cook for her. But she also insists Andi wears full chef's whites so the girls think they ll get away with it it s the perfect Christmas disguise.But when Jo runs into one of the guests - good looking and very smart Anthony - things get even more complicated Plus the first chance to read the opening chapter of Katie's novel, A Summer at Sea.

Strandkusse

Strandkusse

Author: Katie Fforde, Linnea Holmstrom, Jill Hilton, Valentine Michaels Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2015

Sommer, Sonne, Lesespass - funf spannende Geschichten rund um Liebe, Traume und Leidenschaft! Folgen Sie Katie Fforde in den "e;Sommer der Liebe"e;, begleiten Sie Linnea Holmstrm bei ihrem "e;Sommerglck auf Reisen"e; und lassen Sie sich von den Kurzgeschichten von Jill Holtmann und Valentine Michaels nach Mallorca, Sdfrankreich und Costa Rica entfhren ... "e;Sommer der Liebe"e; Katie Fjorde: Sian ist mit ihrem kleinen Sohn aufs Land gezogen. Whrend sie mit Hingabe ihren Garten bepflanzt, lernt sie die frhliche Fiona kennen, die ihr bald eine mtterliche Freundin wird. Beide sehnen sich nach ein bisschen Erfrischung in Sachen Liebesleben, daher nutzt Fiona das Partnerbrsenangebot im Internet, und Sian denkt ber die Wiederbelebung ihrer Affre mit einem treuen Verehrer nach. Doch das Schicksal hat andere Plne und prsentiert ihnen das Glck eines Tages gleich im Doppelpack... "e;Sommerglck auf Reisen"e; Linnea Holmstrm: Die Kchin Kristina Ljungstrm hat sich Schwedens berhmtesten Gastrokritiker zum Feind gemacht. Und ihr Sohn Finn hat sich ausgerechnet in dessen Tochter Svea verliebt. Natrlich kommt es berhaupt nicht infrage, dass Finn und Svea in den Sommerferien gemeinsam durch Schweden reisen. Doch die Teenager lassen sich ihren Urlaub nicht verderben und reien aus. Kristina nimmt die Verfolgung auf, aber schon nach wenigen Kilometern bleibt ihr Auto am Straenrand liegen - wo ausgerechnet der unverschmte Gastrokritiker sie aufsammelt. Eine sommerliche Reise quer durch Schweden nimmt ihren Lauf - mit viel Witz, Romantik und leckeren Rezepten zum Nachkochen. "e;Sonne, Sand und Liebestrume"e; Jill Hilton:Mallorca- Insel der Sonne und der Trume. Viele Mrchen wurden hier Wirklichkeit. Doch daran will Nadja nicht denken. Sie ist nach Mallorca geflohen, um eine unglckliche Liebe zu vergessen. Aber aus ihren ruhigen,. beschaulichen Ferien wird nichts, denn sie trifft Simon - einen Mann mit Vergangenheit und einer Ausstrahlung, die der jungen Frau gefhrlich werden kann ... "e;Der Urlaubsflirt vom letzten Jahr"e; Jill Hilton: Um zu vergessen, was an Schlimmem hinter ihr liegt, fhrt Sandra nach Sdfrankreich. Und hier, unter dem wolkenlosen Himmel der Provence, lernt sie Robert kennen. Zunchst scheint es so, als knnte dieser Mann mit seinem Charme ihr helfen, ihr Lachen wiederzufinden und den Schmerz zu berwinden. Doch dann mu Sandra erfahren, dass ein dunkles Geheimnis sein Leben berschattet. Pltzlich bekommt sie Angst vor ihren Gefhlen fr diesen Mann und berstrzt reist sie ab. Vergessen jedoch kann sie Robert nicht ... "e;Trume hinterm Horizont"e; Valentine Michaels: 13 Jahre Ehe, 13 Jahre an der Seite von Ronald - vorbei! Nichts bleibt Anja mehr auer der bitteren Gewissheit, Liebe gegeben und nichts zurckbekommen zu haben. Was soll sie tun? In ihrer Verzweiflung durchforstet sie die Stelleninserate und entdeckt eine Anzeige, die sie magisch anzieht. "e;Urwaldfarm in Costa Rica sucht Hilfe bei der Tierversorgung"e;. Kurz entschlossen bewirbt sich Anja um den Job - und taucht ein paar Wochen spter in ein Leben voller Abenteuer ein, in dessen Mittelpunkt ein Mann steht, wie sie noch keinem begegnet ist ...

Geschenke aus dem Paradies/Glucklich gestrandet/Sommerkusse voller Sehnsucht

Geschenke aus dem Paradies/Glucklich gestrandet/Sommerkusse voller Sehnsucht

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2015

Drei turbulente Romane mit sympathisch eigenwilligen Figuren von Erfolgsautorin Katie Fforde. Geschenke aus dem Paradies. Nel wei nicht mehr, wo ihr der Kopf steht: in ihrem Geschenkeladen herrscht Chaos, die pubertierende Tochter macht ihr die Hlle hei, und auch ihr eiferschtiger Freund Simon sorgt nicht gerade fr pure Glckseligkeit. Als Nel dann zufllig unter einem Mistelzweig steht und von einem geheimnisvollen Fremden geksst wird, herrscht vollkommene Verwirrung. Zwar fhlt sich Nel augenblicklich wie im siebten Himmel, aber dieser Zustand hlt nicht lange an, denn pltzlich steht Simon vor ihr ... Glcklich gestrandet. Der Traum vom groen Glck ist fr Nora erst mal ausgetrumt. Nach ihrer geplatzten Hochzeit sucht sie moralischen Beistand bei ihrer Freundin Jo, die auf einem Hausboot lebt. Das turbulente Leben auf dem Wasser zieht Dora schnell in seinen Bann. Und noch ehe sie wei, wie sie ihre Netze am besten neu auswirft, scheint ihr jemand bereits zuvorgekommen zu sein ... Sommerksse voller Sehnsucht. Wenn's um die groen Gefhle anderer geht, hat Hochzeitsplanerin Sarah alles im Griff. Doch was ihre eigenen betrifft herrscht vlliges Chaos. Das scheint sich jedoch zu ndern, als ihr der charmant unkomplizierte Hugo begegnet. Leider gehrt zu dem eine uncharmant komplizierte Freundin ... Oder etwa nicht?Dieses E-Book enthlt auerdem eine ausfhrliche Leseprobe von "e;Eine unerwartete Affre"e;, dem neuen Roman von Katie Fforde!

The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Country cottages, romance, humour and making dreams come true. This is the wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn't have ...Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he's been preoccupied, and she's starting to question if his future hopes and dreams are a perfect match for hers. And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly in search of his dream house, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is. But she's over him, isn't she?

The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2015

The wonderfully romantic new novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love. Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn't have ... Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he's been preoccupied, and she's starting to question if his future hopes and dreams are a perfect match for hers. And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly in search of his dream house, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is. But she's over him, isn't she?

Tokeletes megoldas

Tokeletes megoldas

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 20/12/2014

Bella Castle harom evvel ezelott osszetort szivvel hagyta el szulovarosat, amikor beleszeretett Dominic Thane-be, aki nem lehetett az ove. Mostanra uj eletet teremtett maganak; ingatlanugynokkent dolgozik a Costwoldsben. Szereti uj otthonat, uj munkahelyet es uj baratjat, Nevilt is, aki tortenetesen a fonoke is egyben. Ugy tunik, ok az igazi alompar. Bar Nevil megkerte a kezet, a ferfinak mostanaban mintha mashol jarnanak a gondolatai. Bella nem erti, mi foglalja le ennyire. Aztan varatlanul felbukkan Dominic, es a lany szepen folepitett vilaga darabokra hullik. Bella immar nem biztos benne, hogy uj elete epp az, amit igazan szeretne...

A Christmas Feast

A Christmas Feast

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

A delicious Christmas feast of short stories from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Add some extra sparkle to your Christmas by joining Katie Fforde for a perfect, romantic Christmas feast of short stories. Collected together for the first time and including one brand new story. Make your Christmas wishes come true... Includes an exclusive sneak preview of Katie's new novel, A Vintage Wedding.

Majdnem tokeletes

Majdnem tokeletes

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2014

Anna, a frissen vegzett belsoepitesz ugy dont, hogy a tettek mezejere lep. Mindent - azaz keveske penzet - kockara teve vasarol egy tunemenyes kis hazat videken, hogy majd felujitja es kipofozza - elvegre ez a szakmaja -, azutan eladja. Ily modon bebizonyithatja a csaladjanak, hogy igenis kepes megallni a sajat laban. A mesebeli haziko ranezesre tokeletes, am belul maga a kaosz: a foldszinten hianyos a padlo, a tetoterbe lepcso helyett egy rozoga letra vezet, aram nincs, tehat elo a gyertyakkal, agy sehol, csupan egy matracon, halozsakban hajthatja alomra a fejet.

The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

The wonderful new novel from the RNA award winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of A French Affair. Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn't have ... Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he's been preoccupied, and she's starting to question if his future hopes and dreams are a perfect match for hers. And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly in search of his dream house, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is. But she's over him, isn't she?

A French Affair

A French Affair

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

The deliciously romantic novel from the RNA award winning and Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Recipe for Love. Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House - an antiques centre nestled in the heart of the English countryside. Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the twenty-first century. Bearing all the attributes of a modern-day Mr Rochester, Matthew Ballinger is less than happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep. The last thing either of them want is to fall in love. But will a trip to France change their minds?

A French Affair

A French Affair

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House - an antiques centre nestled in the heart of the English countryside. Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the twenty-first century. Bearing all the attributes of a modern-day Mr Rochester, Matthew Ballinger is less than happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep. The last thing either of them want is to fall in love. But will a trip to France change their minds?

Francia kaland

Francia kaland

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2014

Gina es Sally Makepiece egy bolthelyiseget orokoltek a Francia Haz nevu regiseguzlethazban, az angol videk sziveben. Gina elszntan igyekszik, hogy a Francia Hzat s mogorva tulajdonost is 21. szzadiv alaktsa. A modern kori Mr. Rochester, Matthew Ballinger nem tl boldog, amikor a forgszl"e; beviharzik az ajtajn Mgis megtrtnik az, amire egyikk se szmt egymsba szeretnek. Vajon egy franciaorszgi utazs megvltoztatja az rzseiket? Katie Fforde a romantikus nA i irodalom egyik csillaga, akinek regnyei tbb orszgban vezetik a sikerlistkat. A Szerelmes levelek, a Hv Amszterdam, a Szz boldog eskvA m, a Tkletes ajnlat s a Hz kiltssal rnA jnek j knyve garantltan lvezetes, humoros s romantikus olvasmny.

From Scotland With Love (Short Story)

From Scotland With Love (Short Story)

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2013

Treat yourself to some extra romance with this exclusive, straight-to-digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller.When Daisy travels to Scotland to confront notorious author Rory McAllan, little does she know that within hours she ll be snowed in with him. But surely she's not going to have to spend her precious New Year's Eve with him too? Put the champagne on ice, get the fireworks ready and step into the wonderfully warm, witty and romantic world of Katie Fforde. Plus the first chance to read the opening chapter of Katie's novel, The Perfect Match.

Flora valasztasa

Flora valasztasa

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Flora Stanza, egesz londoni eletet maga mogott hagyva, arra keszul, hogy betarsuljon a csaladi regisegkereskedesbe. A regisegekrol persze nem sok fogalma van, de ami tapasztalatban hianyzik, azt hatartalan lelkesedese potolja. Am az elegge a kedvet szegi, hogy videken nem reszesitik olyan meleg fogadtatasban, mint amilyenre szamitott. Faragatlan es konzervativ unokabatyja, Charles, es a menyasszonya, Annabelle, el vannak szanva arra, hogy kigolyozzak az uzletbol, es az ajanlatuk, hogy nemreg megorokolt tobbsegi reszet kivasaroljak, csabitonak tunik... De aztan jon egy furcsa into jel, aminek hatasara Flora ketszer is meggondolja a dolgot, es ugy dont, marad.

Recipe for Love

Recipe for Love

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Take one aspiring cook. Stir in a heaped tablespoon of romance. All too soon there's more than canapes, cupcakes and cordon bleu at stake. Will Zoe win the competition, or is Gideon one temptation too far?

Staying Away at Christmas (Short Story)

Staying Away at Christmas (Short Story)

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2012

Add an extra sparkle to your festivities with this exclusive, straight to digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller.Miranda and her daughters have rented a cosy cottage for Christmas. The only trouble is, Anthony and his children are booked into the same place. In a moment of Christmas spirit, Miranda suggests they all spend yuletide together. Will the mistletoe help ease the tension and bring some cheer? Will romance blossom under the stars? Or will it be a Christmas they d all rather forget? Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde is known for her wonderfully romantic stories, delectable heroes, and heroines we can all relate to. In Staying Away at Christmas her warmth and wit shine through in this enchanting short story. Turn on the Christmas lights, curl up on the sofa and immerse yourself in the deliciously readable world of Katie Fforde. It also gives readers a chance to read the opening chapter of A French Affair.

Wild Designs

Wild Designs

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2012

Althea Farraday, a thirty-eight-year-old divorced mother of three, has a teenage son who's a Buddhist, a hypercritical sister who knows how to push all her buttons, a job on the endangered species list, and a love life to match. Just as she's settling in to a comfortable level of chaos, a near-perfect man enters her life. Equipped to steal her heart and help turn her passion for designing gardens into a new career, Patrick Donahugh may be too good to be true. Amid wild roses, California poppies, scarlet flax, sweet rocket, love-in-a-mist, and of course, plenty of dirt, Wild Designs is a refreshingly honest and funny read that celebrates the almost-ready-to-bloom aspect of all of our lives.

Stately Pursuits

Stately Pursuits

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

A London Times bestseller praised for its irresistible characters, comic timing, and romantic appeal, Stately Pursuits is the story of Hettie Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, who agrees to look after her great-uncle's long-abandoned mansion in the countryside. She is at something of a lifetime low: no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates. So she hopes for nothing more than a good old-fashioned escape. What she finds, though, is a cast of quirky and ever-present neighbors, a couple of sensitive New Age guys, some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house-and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again.

Undercover Cook

Undercover Cook

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2012

A young journalist and her top-secret assignment. An exclusive straight to digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller.Meet Emily, a young woman who dreams of being a prize-winning investigative journalist. Her first assignment is to a top restaurant where tempestuous chef Theo Milton reigns supreme. Very soon romance starts to sparkle amongs the pots and pans. And Emily finds there's more than cooking on her mind. Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde is known for her wonderfully romantic stories, delicious heroes, and heroines we can all relate to. In The Undercover Cook her warmth and wit shine through in this enchanting short story.It also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapter of her captivating new novel, Recipe for Love, out in March.

A Perfect Proposal

A Perfect Proposal

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2010

Love, honour - and obey? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Sophie Apperly has spent her whole life pleasing others - but when she realises her family see her less as indispensable treasure and more as general dogsbody, she decides she's had enough. So when an old friend offers her the chance of a lifetime, she decides to swap Little England for the Big Apple, and heads off to the land of opportunity. From the moment Sophie hits the bright lights of Manhattan she's determined to enjoy every minute of her big adventure. And when fate throws her together with Matilda, a spirited grande dame of New York society who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving, she willingly accepts. English-born Matilda is delighted with her new friend - though her grandson Luke, undeniably attractive but infuriatingly arrogant, is anything but welcoming. When Luke arrives in England a few weeks later, Sophie hardly expects him to seek her out .But Matilda has hatched some complicated plans of her own - and so Luke has a proposal to make ...

Love Letters

Love Letters

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Has Laura found her leading man? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. With the bookshop where she works about to close, hopeless romantic Laura Horsley, in a moment of uncharacteristic recklessness, finds herself agreeing to help organise a literary festival deep in the heart of the English countryside. But her initial excitement is rapidly followed by a mounting sense of panic when reality sinks in and she realises just how much work is involved - especially when an innocent mistake leads the festival committee to mistakenly believe that Laura is a personal friend of the author at the top of their wish-list. Laura might have been secretly infatuated with the infamous Dermot Flynn ever since she studied him at university, but travelling to Ireland to persuade the notorious recluse to come out of hiding is another matter. Determined to rise to the challenge she sets off to meet her literary hero. But all too soon she's confronted with more than she bargained for - Dermot the man is maddening, temperamental and up to his ears in a nasty case of writer's block. But he's also infuriatingly attractive - and, apparently, out to add Laura to his list of conquests...

Wedding Season

Wedding Season

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2009

All you need is love. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Sarah Stratford is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth - she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding she somehow finds herself agreeing to organise two more, on the same day and only two months away. Luckily Sarah has two tried and tested friends on hand to help her. Elsa, an accomplished dress designer who likes to keep a very low profile, and Bron, a multi-talented hairdresser who lives with her unreconstructed boyfriend and who'd like to go solo in more ways than one. As the big day draws near, all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game. And as all their working hours are spent preparing for the weddings of the year, they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love. Or have they?

Practically Perfect

Practically Perfect

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2008

Anna, a newly qualified interior designer, has decided it's time to put her money and her expertise where her mouth is and risk everything to buy a tiny but adorable cottage in desperate need of renovation.Outside, the chocolate-box cottage is perfect, but inside, all is chaos. With a ladder for a staircase, no downstairs flooring, candles the only form of lighting, and a sleeping bag and camping mat for a bed, Anna soon wonders if she's bitten off more than she can chew.Her neighbor Chloe comes to the rescue, providing tea, wine, and sympathy---and a recently rescued greyhound, Caroline. But just as Anna's starting to settle in, make new friends, and see the house transforming before her eyes, the good-looking yet impossible Rob Hunter arrives on the scene and puts even more obstacles in her way. Will Anna be able to get over all of life's hurdles in the end, or will she stumble and fall?

Going Dutch

Going Dutch

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2008

Love isn't always plain sailing. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Jo Edwards never planned to live on a barge. She's not even sure she likes boats. But when her husband trades her in for a younger model, she finds her options alarmingly limited. Dora Hamilton never planned to run out on her own wedding. But as The Big Day approaches, her cold feet show no signs of warming up - and accepting Jo's offer of refuge aboard The Three Sisters seems the only alternative. As Jo and Dora embark on reorganising their muddled lives, they realise they both need a practical way to keep themselves afloat. But, despite their certainty that they've sworn off men for good, they haven't bargained for the persistent intervention of attractive but enigmatic Marcus, and laid-back, charming Tom, who both seem determined to help them whether they like it or not ...

Practically Perfect

Practically Perfect

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Home is where the heart is. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Anna, a newly qualified interior designer, has decided it's time to put her money and her expertise where her mouth is. She's risked everything on buying a tiny but adorable cottage so she can renovate it, sell it on, and prove to her family that she can earn her own living. Outside, the chocolate-box cottage is perfect, but inside all is chaos: with a ladder for a staircase, no downstairs flooring, candles the only form of lighting and a sleeping bag and camping mat for a bed, Anna's soon wondering whether she's bitten off more than she can chew. Her neighbour Chloe comes to the rescue, providing tea, wine and sympathy - and a recently rescued greyhound, Caroline. But just as Anna's starting to believe she's found the perfect idyll, the good-looking yet impossible Rob Hunter arrives on the scene, putting up more obstacles than the Grand National. Can Anna get over all of life's hurdles?

Flora's Lot

Flora's Lot

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2006

Bidding for love can be a costly business. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Flora Stanza has sub-let her London life in a bid to join the family antiques business. Her knowledge extends only to the information she has crammed from daytime TV, but what she lacks in experience she makes up for in blind enthusiasm. So she is more than a little put out when she doesn't receive the warm country welcome she expected. Her curt cousin Charles and his fiancee Annabelle are determined to send Flora packing, and their offer to buy her out is tempting ... until a strange warning makes her think twice. Stuck with a cat about to burst with kittens, Flora has little choice but to accept the offer to stay in an abandoned holiday cottage miles from any neighbours, let alone a trendy winebar. And between fighting off dinner invitations from the devastatingly handsome Henry, and hiding her secret eco-friendly lodger William, Flora soon discovers country life is far from dull as she sets about rebuilding the crumbling business ...

Artistic License

Artistic License

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2005

Single, thritysomething Thea traded her promising career as a photographer for the quiet countryside of the English Cotswalds. But when she meets a promising, sexy Irish painter while vacationing in Provence, her creative spirit is unexpectedly reawakened. Impressed by Rory's charm, but even more taken by his talent, Thea is determined to showcase his paintings for the art world. Resisting his sex appeal, convincing him to forgo the London art scene, and transforming an abandoned building into a cutting-edge gallery in the less-than-hip countryside all give Thea more of a challenge than she bargained for.Add to the mix a group of old friends, some reluctant teens, a passel of puppies, and a new romantic prospect or two, and Katie Fforde's latest novel delivers art, friendship, love, sex, and delicious new beginnings.

Highland Fling

Highland Fling

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2003

After a fight with her boyfriend, a business trip to Scotland is the perfect diversion for Jenny Porter, who works as a virtual assistant for a financial executive. Dispatched to assess a failing textile mill, Jenny instead finds herself determined to save it at any cost after befriending its charming employees. That cost might just be her sanity as she stretches her resources, patience, and compassion to the outer limits.As she gets to know the colorful Dalmain clan, Jenny just can't say no when asked to help run a mobile food stand, save the family business, put an overbearing matriarch in her place, rekindle an old romance, or throw a dinner party for sixteen on short notice. Then there's the problem of being attracted to the dashing yet abrasive Ross Grant, who has a way of showing up just when things seem almost sane and manageable.. The majestic Scottish highlands, covered in purple heather and dotted with sheep and llamas, provide a dramatic backdrop while Jenny tries to pull everything together in time to save the mill and figure out her increasingly complicated personal life, in this delightful, romantic romp.

Highland Fling

Highland Fling

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2003

A fine romance? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. When 'Virtual Assistant' Jenny Porter's boyfriend accuses her of being impulsive, soft-hearted and unbusinesslike, dashing off to Scotland to sort out a failing mill for one of her clients may not be the best way of proving him wrong. And promising to help run a mobile burger bar before she's even found her feet doesn't help matters. When she finds herself determined to save the mill - whatever her client's wishes - it seems that Henry's accusations may have contained more than a grain of truth. So when Jenny's awkward encounters with the abrasive but disconcertingly attractive Ross Grant develop into something more complicated - just as Henry arrives in Scotland to reclaim her - it's time for Jenny to make some decisions. Should she do the sensible thing and follow Henry back to London? Or is her Highland adventure more than just a fling...?

Wild Designs

Wild Designs

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2003

It must be love. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Althea is the mother of three strong-minded children - one of whom is a Buddhist - and owner of a finicky dog named Bozo. Saddled with too large a house (albeit in a beautiful Cotswold village), worrisome mortgage payments, a bossy younger sister and irksome ex-husband, Althea still manages to muddle through life comfortably enough. Until she loses her job. Seeking solace in her borrowed greenhouse, Althea decides to develop her passion for gardening. And when she wins the opportunity to design a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show with the unexpected help of gorgeous architect Patrick Donahugh, it looks as though Althea may have unearthed a new man as well as a new career...

Living Dangerously

Living Dangerously

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2003

Love will find a way. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Polly Cameron is happy being thirty-five and celibate, living in a small Gloucestershire town with a possessive cat for company and a Rayburn for comfort. After all, a relationship would only complicate things... But Polly's life is already complicated. In addition to her job in the Whole Nut cafe and her part in the 'Save Our High Street' campaign, there's her pottery career to get off the ground. Not to mention dodging the efforts of her friends and mother to find her a husband...

The Rose Revived

The Rose Revived

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2003

Love is in the air. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. If May, Sally and Harriet didn't need the money so badly, they definitely wouldn't be working for Slimeball Slater at Quality Cleaners. So when they discover it's Slimeball taking them to the cleaners, they decide to set up their own business - and that's when things really start to take off. Working for themselves gives them the freedom and independence they've been longing for. May can afford the mooring fees for her beloved narrowboat; Harriet discovers a true gift for painting and Sally's dream of a place of her own is fast becoming reality. But is it too much, having made such a success of their working lives, to expect similar success in their romantic ones?

Artistic Licence

Artistic Licence

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2002

There's an art to choosing men, but Thea's just discovering it. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Fed up with looking after a houseful of students, Thea Orville throws caution to the winds and takes off to Ireland with Rory, a charming but feckless artist. But Thea's old life isn't so easily cut off. The arrival of Molly, her bossy friend, demanding to see Rory's stunning paintings (and to find out what Thea is up to) is bad enough, but why did she have to bring Petal, Thea's most annoying lodger, along for the ride? And worst of all, Petal is accompanied by her uncle, the enigmatic Ben, a man Thea has sworn never to like. The timing is terrible - Rory's dog is about to have puppies - but even more alarming is that the more Rory pursues Thea, the more maddeningly attractive she finds Ben...

Thyme Out

Thyme Out

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2001

Love can grow on you, or can it? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. When Perdita Dylan delivers her baby vegetables to a local hotel and finds that her unpredictable ex-husband, Lucas, has taken over the kitchen, she is horrified - particularly when she discovers he's being groomed as the latest celebrity chef and needs her picturesque, if primitive cottage, and her, in supporting roles. Her life is further complicated when Kitty, her 87-year-old friend, has a stroke. Perdita needs someone to lean on - and Lucas seems so keen to help that she starts to wonder if he's really such a villain. Can she cope with all this alone? Or should she face up to the fact that 'You can't cuddle lettuces'?

Life Skills

Life Skills

Author: Katie Fforde Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2000

Julia's learning some lessons in love. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. A combination of overwork and jet-leg propels Julia Fairfax into becoming engaged to a golf-playing wine buff called Oscar. But when she realises that she has fonder feelings for his adorable Labrador than for Oscar himself, she is forced to confront the fact that there is something drastically wrong. Ditching her fiance and jacking in her job, she decides to revolutionise her life. Her new career as a cook on a pair of hotel boats is certainly a departure, and teaches her more about life than how to get a couple of narrow boats through a lock. But even afloat, Julia's past catches up with her. Not only must she contend with the persistent Oscar (not to mention his frightful mother and her own mother's determined matchmaking), but also the arrival of her childhood enemy, the enigmatic Fergus Grindley...

Stately Pursuits

Stately Pursuits

Author: Katie Fforde Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/1999

"e;You're not doing very much at the moment, darling. I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while?"e;Thus begins the irresistible story of two fixer-uppers-an old house and a young woman-and their efforts to recapture their true luster.When Hetty Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, agrees to look after her great-uncle's long-abandoned mansion in the British countryside, she's at something of a lifetime low. With no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates, she hope for nothing more than some good old-fashioned escape. What she finds includes a cast of quirky an ever-present neighbors, a couple of SNAGs (Sensitive New Age Guys), some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house, and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again.A British bestseller that's as inviting as an elegant old house full of unexplored rooms (after a good scrubbing-down, of course), Stately Pursuits is the funniest, smartest, and warmest read of the season.

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