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A Good Catch by Fern Britton

A Good Catch

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Four young people, friends since school, are the main players in this fine portrayal of families and their secrets. The young don’t always make the right choices and with domineering fathers and big profits at stake they bend to the inevitable. Set against the fishing industry, this follows their lives through misunderstandings, trauma, huge secrets and the sad effect of mistaken parentage. It’s ace, one of Fern’s best, deeper and bigger in scope than her previous tales. A lovely read. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

Click here to see A Seaside Affair by the same author.

If you like Fern Britton you might also like to read books by Cathy Kelly, Katie Fforde and Erica James.

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Caroline Harvey - 'A great book from start to finish...Thoroughly recommended and will definitely be reading more from Fern in the near future.'
  • Cathy Burman - 'A very well written book which keeps the readers interest throughout and is not at all predictable.'
  • Clair Chaytors - 'A wonderful read…this book is a treat and an encouragement to try one of Fern’s other books.'
  • Victoria Whish - 'You’ll fall hook, line and sinker for A Good Catch.  Fern’s done it again with a feel good read focusing on four friends in the small fictional fishing village of Trevay.'
  • Sarah Jones - 'Interesting and surprising, this love triangle wasn't what I expected. Well written and thought provoking, showing just how important a small decision can be when it leads to larger consequences.'
  • Cathy Small - 'There are twists & turns in the book that will endear you to the characters but will also shock you with some of the outcomes.'
  • Pauline Braisher - 'A pleasure to read.'
  • Lynda DeFreitas - 'A good holiday read...I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to taking another by the same author on holiday with me.'
  • Maz Tucker - 'I love this book, it painted some great pictures of Cornwall. The characters are really well described and you learn to love them all.'
  • Jayne Burton - 'A really good holiday read. Lovely story with some unexpected twists and turns.  Perfect feel good book.'
  • Lesley Hart - 'This new story from Fern Britton had me intrigued from the prologue onwards and in no way prepares the reader for the climatic ending to this 'will they/won't they' story of lifelong friendships.'
  • Verity Langley - 'This is a lovely, unpredictable book written with a clear warmth for Cornwall where the story is set and with believable and richly constructed characters.'
  • Alison Bisping - 'This story is set amongst the Cornish coastline and it is so beautifully brought to life I really could imagine it.'
  • Jane MacLeod - 'The characterisation is perfect as you really do want things to come good in the end and you feel for each of the characters individually.'


A Good Catch by Fern Britton

The new witty and warm novel from the best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Trisha Ashley Even happy families have their secrets...Greer Clovelly seems to have it all, beautiful, chic and slender, she's used to getting her own way. Greer has been in love with Jesse Behenna since her first day at school and she's determined that one day, they'll be married. After all, a marriage between them would join together two dynasties of Cornish fishing families to make one prosperous one. For her friend, Loveday Carter - plump, freckled and unpretentious - living in the shadow of her friend has become a way of life. She loves Jesse too, but knows that what Greer wants, she usually gets. Jesse, caught in the middle, faces an agonising choice. Should he follow his heart or bow to his father's wishes? And what about his best friend Mickey, who worships the ground that Loveday walks on? Jesse's decision will touch them all in ways that they could never foresee, and as the dark clouds start to gather the four friends find themselves weathering a storm - one that has the power to sink them all...


This is a light-hearted, fun and easy read... Daily Mail 'Another ripping good read.
Good Housekeeping

'Charming and fun read'
OK Praise for Fern Britton

'Complicated friendships and tales of a chaotic love life make this a must-read.'

'A light-hearted, fun read that perfectly captures the sights and smells of village life.'

'Fern Britton has transferred her fun and friendly charm to the page'
Good Housekeeping

About the Author

Fern Britton

Fern Britton began her career as a television presenter in 1980 after completing a stage management course at the Central School of Drama. In 1985 Fern became the presenter of the popular Coast to Coast, which lead to presenting roles on prime time television shows, the most iconic of which was on ITV's flagship show This Morning. Fern's warmth, humour, empathy and compassion have made her incredibly popular and she has become a much sought after presenter. In 2008 Fern released her autobiography Fern: My Story, which was a huge bestseller. Fern is deeply committed to a number of charities, in particular those working with and for women, children and childbirth. She lives with her husband Phil Vickery, the well respected chef, and her four children in Buckinghamshire.

Author photo © Jonathan Swannell

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Publication date

7th April 2016


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Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


432 pages


Relationship Stories
Family Drama
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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