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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

  • A Country Escape

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: BMHEH
    Hardback
    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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  • Recipe for Love

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AFYFC
    Paperback
    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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  • Stately Pursuits

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACMO
    Paperback
    '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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  • Going Dutch

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACRX
    Paperback
    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 ...
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  • A Perfect Proposal

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AAWQC
    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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  • A Vintage Wedding

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AQXNP
    Paperback
    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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  • A French Affair

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AIZVC
    Paperback
    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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  • Artistic Licence

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACKP
    Paperback
    There's an art to choosing men ...but Thea's just discovering it. 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...
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  • A Secret Garden

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: BMECL
    Paperback
    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 Rose Petal Summer

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: BUJFA
    Hardback
    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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  • The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: BSXJP
    Paperback
    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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  • The Perfect Match

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AMIWC
    Paperback
    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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  • Wedding Season

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACRZ
    Paperback
    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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  • The Rose Revived

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACMM
    Paperback
    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

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACML
    Paperback
    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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  • Paradise Fields

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACMJ
    Paperback
    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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  • Life Skills

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: AACIY
    Paperback
    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.
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