Katie Fforde

Born in Wimbledon on 27 September, 1952 Katie Fforde is an author of romantic fiction who has published book since 1995. She is married to Desmond Fforde and her cousin is author Jasper Fforde.

She now lives in Gloucestershire and enjoys singing, shopping, watching television, husky racing and flamenco dancing.


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Katie Fforde Books

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    A Secret Garden (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    Katie Fforde's novels are always popular with Book People customers and fans of romantic fiction and A Secret Garden is just as frothy and heart-warming as we've come to expect.

    Lorna and Philly work in a manor house in the Cotswolds but even though they have the love of their family and friends, they still just can?t find love. Will the discovery of a gorgeous secret garden change their luck?
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    A Country Escape (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    A Country Escape is a deliciously romantic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Katie Fforde.

    Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true. She has moved to a beautiful but run-down farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an old aunt who has told Fran that if she manages to transform the place in a year, then the farm can be hers.

    But Fran knows very little 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 he interested in the farm? Or Fran herself?
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    A Vintage Wedding (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    A vintage wedding, romance, and a happy-ever-after ending - what more could you want from the 'modern-day Jane Austen'. 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...
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    Flora's Lot (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    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 neighbors, let alone a trendy wine bar. 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...
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    Paradise Fields (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    It's not as if Nel hadn't enough on her plate already: organising a farmers' 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 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 exaspering yet attractive stranger who kissed her under the mistletoe. Maybe she's been a not-so-merry widow for far too long.
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    The Perfect Match (Paperback)

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    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?
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    Wild Designs (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    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...
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    Love Letters (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    With the bookshop she works in set to close, hopeless romantic Laura Horsley uncharacteristically agrees to help organise a literary festival the heart of the English countryside. But her initial excitement is followed by a mounting sense of panic when she realises just how much work will be involved, especially when an innocent mistake leads to the festival committee believing Laura is a personal friend of Dermot Flynn, the author at the top of their wish list. Having been infatuated with him since studying at uni, Laura travels to Ireland to persuade the notorious recluse to make an appearance. She is confronted with more than she bargained for - he is infuriating, temperatmental and suffering writer's block. Although he is also unbelievably attractive, and determined to add Laura to his list of conquests. Written by acclaimed romantic fiction author Katie Fforde, Love Letters is a heartening and warming read full of humour.

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    A Summer at Sea (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    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?
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    The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    Written by the Sunday Times number one bestselling author, this magical book features never-before-published seasonal short stories for readers who love romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings.

    The Christmas Stocking: Romy is all set to join her boyfriend and his family in France for Christmas but 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.
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    A Rose Petal Summer (Hardback)

    Katie Fforde

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Country Escape and A Secret Garden, this heartwarming romance novel is an uplifting tale that would be loved by fans of Jill Mansell and Trisha Ashley.

    Caro Swanson takes a job in a remote part of Scotland to be a companion for an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate. The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man who she has met some years previously and who she has always thought of as her 'one who got away', is of course purely incidental.

    Caro falls in love with the stunning country house she's living in, but the estate is in financial difficulties and she soon realises that there's only one way to rescue it. From Scotland to London and the south of France, Caro searches for a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes.
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    A Country Escape (Hardback)

    Katie Fforde

    Described as a 'modern-day Austen' by Red magazine, Katie Fforde's bestselling books are always wonderfully warming and full of romance. A Country Escape is another fine read that will delight her fans.

    Despite knowing nothing about the work involved, Fran's always wanted to be a farmer. Her dream is about to come true so she enlists her best friend and a very wealthy neighbour to help out. But is he more interested in the farm or Fran?
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    A Christmas Feast (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    This is 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...It includes and exclusive sneak preview of Katie's new novel, A Vintage Wedding, coming in February 2015.
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    A French Affair (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in an antiques centre right in the heart of the English countryside. Gina makes it her mission to drag the house - and its owner - right into the twenty-first century, but Matthew Billinger is not impressed... Will Gina and Matthew's trip to France make them see eye to eye? The last thing either wants is to fall in love. Delightfully frothy, romantic and heart-warming, A French Affair is another addictive read from the RNA Award-winning Katie Fforde.
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    Recipe for Love (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    Take one aspiring cook. When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition, she can't wait to put her cooking skills to the test. Add a very desirable judge. But as the competition heats up, she realises she's developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges, the truly delicious Gideon Irving. 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?
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    Summer of Love (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    Who knows what might happen in a summer of love? Sian Bishop has left the hustle and bustle of the city behind and has thrown herself into a new life in the country. With her young son, her picture-postcard garden and her small thriving business, she's happy and very busy. She is not - repeat not - looking for love. And then, one glorious summer evening, Gus Beresford arrives. One-time explorer, full-time heart-breaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous - and, Sian tells herself, completely wrong for a romantically cautious single woman like her. But she and Gus have met before. And, despite Sian's best intentions, it isn't long before she's falling for him all over again...
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    A Perfect Proposal (Paperback)

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    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 ...
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    Wedding Season (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    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?
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    Practically Perfect (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    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 neighbor 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?
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    Stately Pursuits (Paperback)

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    'I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while...' Hetty Longden's mother thinks that looking after Great Uncle Samuel's crumbling stately home will be just the thing for Hetty's broken heart. Hetty doesn't mind; at least she can be miserable in private. But 'private' is a relative term in a village which revolves around the big house. Particularly when you are expected to thwart Great Uncle Samuel's awful heir, and his nefarious plans for his inheritance. Pitchforked into the community's fight to save the manor, Hetty has no time to wallow. And once she has shared her troubles with one neighbour (Caroline: a very understanding shoulder, despite her glamorous appearance and impossibly long legs), and cast an appreciative eye over another (Peter: equally long-legged, but offering rather more practical help), she wonders if her heart is irretrievably broken after all...
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    The Rose Revived (Paperback)

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    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?
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    Living Dangerously (Paperback)

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    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...
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    Restoring Grace (Paperback)

    Katie Fforde

    Ellie Summers' life is unravelling. Finding herself pregnant - and her sexy but idle boyfriend Rick less than enthusiastic about parenthood - she needs a plan. Fast. Grace Soudley's life is also coming apart at the seams - her only security is the beautiful yet crumbling old house she was left by her godmother. But unless she can find a fortune, Luckenham House will disintegrate around her. When Ellie and Grace meet, the two very different women find they can help each other out. Ellie needs a place to stay; Grace needs a lodger. Both of them need a friend. But then the disconcertingly engaging Flynn Cormack arrives on the scene, apparently determined to help. And when Grace discovers some beautiful painted panels hidden behind the tattered dining-room curtains, the whole business of restoration starts to get serious...
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    Highland Fling (Paperback)

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    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...?
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