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Katie Fforde creates a great sense of community in this tale of a woman’s mission to save the market and meadow she loves when it is threatened by the new owner of “The Big House” in Paradise Fields. Not only is she fighting for the village she loves but is trying to sort out an increasingly complicated love life and look after her family. This is full of endearing characters with a charming heroine.
It's not as if Nel hasn't enough on her plate already: organising a farmer's market in the picturesque Paradise Fields and keeping track of her unnervingly beautiful teenage daughter - plus sorting out a houseful of animals - are quite enough to keep her busy. The last thing she needs is yet another complication in her life, but when her old friend Sir Gerald dies and his son, Pierce - accompanied by his glamorous American wife - takes possession of The Big House, it seems that preserving the Fields is not on his list of priorities. Nel takes up arms, determined to fight for the meadow and the market she loves.
But whom can she trust? She's pretty sure her friends Sacha and Vivian are on her side, but her sensible boyfriend Simon, an estate agent, is less encouraging. And then there's Jake, the infuriating yet attractive stranger who kissed her under the mistletoe. Maybe she's been a celibate widow for far too long.
|Publication date:||1st April 2004|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
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