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 neighbours, let alone a trendy winebar. 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.
©2005 Katie Fforde; (P)2005 Random House Audiobooks
This story is very predictable, and you can pretty much guess what is going to happen from the first chapter. What is also weird is the relationship between the main character and her cousin.... I found it a bit cringe worthy at the end and incestuous. This could just be me.
I think a young adult or teenager especially would enjoy this book.
Although at first glance the world of auctioneering seems as stuffy as Flora's cousin, like her, you soon get drawn in. Flora has an independent spirit mixed with beguiling charm, to say nothing of her cats! I only wish the novel were longer as the abridgement leaves you with odd gaps in details of the story.
I normally love Katie Fforde but this just bored me- It didn't have any depth and the characters were not interesting or loveable.
Try a different Katie Fforde.
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