February 2018 Book of the Month.
A deliciously readable, entertaining and enjoyable novel from Katie Fforde. Fran leaves her life behind for a dilapidated farm in the Cotswolds, she has just one year to make it a success. I always rub my hands with glee when I pick up Katie Fforde’s new novels, I create some ‘me time’, and settle down to relax and sink into the pages. ‘A Country Escape’ flows so beautifully I forgot myself and where I was, I just became at one with the book and immersed myself completely in Fran’s world. Katie Fforde has a wonderfully light touch, I always feel I am in trusted hands, all of her characters are fascinating, relatable, and (mostly!) likeable. A Country Escape is quite simply, captivating, charming, and an absolute delight.
The brand new deliciously romantic novel from the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author of A Summer At Sea and A Secret Garden. Warm, funny and wonderfully romantic, this is Katie Forde at her very best.
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?
Closing date: 03/07/2018
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.
A wonderful, heart-warming romance. Fran May inherits a dairy farm in the Cotswolds from a distant relative, but first she has to move there and run it successfully for a year. Will she succeed? Full review
A warm romantic novel that makes you want to move to the beautiful Cotswold countryside. A Country Escape is well paced, effortlessly written and deliciously funny. Full review
What a brilliant, romantic, heart-warming novel. Fran, a chef in the city, leaves her life behind to turn her hand to farming after she discovers that she is in line to inherit a family farm. Full review
Another story from Katie Fforde that fills you with joy as you read through Fran’s trials of learning how to run a farm that she may inherit in a years time. Full review
A wonderful heart-warming story that is very enjoyable. Full review
A lovely and engaging book, with interesting characters. Full review
A superb light-hearted escape book full of love laughter and fun down on Hill Top Farm. Full review
Another winner from Katie Fforde who manages again to captivate the reader. Fans of this genre will love it! Full review
A gentle read. Whilst quite likeable the plot was rather obvious and this was a little disappointing. One for the sun bed perhaps! Full review
Throw in love interest Antony (the farmer next door) and you have a wonderful English countryside romance. Full review
'Modern Day Austen. Great fun!' Red
'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail
'Deliciously enjoyable' Woman & Home
'Effortlessly lovable' Closer
Publication date: 22/02/2018
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
|Publication date:||22nd February 2018|
|Publisher:||Century an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance,|
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 ...More About Katie Fforde