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Recipe for Love Audiobook

Recipe for Love

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Publisher's Summary

Take one aspiring cook, one judge, and a spoonful of romance...When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition she's thrilled. It's a chance to cook her way to fame and fortune and the little delicatessen she's set her heart on. The first task has hardly begun when she finds herself with rather too much on her plate. Not only has she got to contend with the fiercely competitive and downright devious Cher, but she's fast developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges - the truly delicious Gideon Irving.

All too soon there's more than canapés, cupcakes and cordon bleu at stake. Will Zoe win the competition or is Gideon one temptation too far? And is Zoe really prepared to risk it all for love?

©2012 Katie Fforde (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Yet another delicious read from the writer who never disappoints." (Press Association)

"This fun and witty novel combines mouth watering recipes, a beautiful location and an intriguing love story and is an absolute must read for all Fforde fans." (No.1)

"An entertaining romance and escapist read." (Living North)

"Heart-warming, uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable." (Townswoman magazine)

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    Mrs Collins Margate, United Kingdom 14/04/2013
    Mrs Collins Margate, United Kingdom 14/04/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Another perfect Fforde..."

    As ever, Katie Fforde gives us another cheery, polite romance! I am a huge fan of hers, the only negative thing I can say about this is that it is so obvious she was watching the bake off and masterchef whilst writing! But a perfect, summer read, and read beautifully by Jenny Funnell.

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    Lucy Stockport, United Kingdom 08/04/2013
    Lucy Stockport, United Kingdom 08/04/2013 Member Since 2015
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    "Warm and comforting reading"

    This is great for listening to if you're feeling a bit down as it's bright, cheerful and lovely! The story is a bit predictable but in a good way - the heroine is easily warmed to as she's very personable and the other characters are all very well written too. It does make you feel hungry though, my tummy was rumbling at the descriptions of the food being cooked. And it definitely increased my need to make cake!

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    Sarah 19/07/2012
    Sarah 19/07/2012
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    "Really great"

    I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. The story is great and I loved the characters as well as all the descriptions of food. Also the narrator does it very well and is not annoying like so many are. It's the perfect voice for the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. K. I. Richards 09/08/2015 Member Since 2009

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    "easy listening"
    Any additional comments?

    really enjoyed this story of zoe a contestant in a cooking contest
    it. had all the elements of a good story,zoe likeable main character, cher as the opposite and Gideon the romantic interest.
    recommend as a light read/listen.

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    Suzi E. 16/07/2015
    Suzi E. 16/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow! Really enjoyed it😊"

    Romantic, capturing @ whole time. Great story and very well read. I am a big fan of Katie Fforde😊

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    Artaine 07/07/2014
    Artaine 07/07/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertainingly romantic"

    Some incidents of humour and pathos which held the story together. The setting not the usual Gloucestershire but just over the border so Katie can be forgiven. I liked the way the recipes were touched upon, without dominating the story, but rather enhanced the characters personalities. A good audio book to listen to when on a summer holiday.

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    Claire United Kingdom 31/05/2014
    Claire United Kingdom 31/05/2014 Member Since 2012

    Enjoys listening to books on her long commute to & from work

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    "Good fun with a modern twist"
    Would you listen to Recipe for Love again? Why?

    Probably - lots going on, not always true to life but close enough to help imagine it occurring


    What other book might you compare Recipe for Love to, and why?

    Other Katie Ffords


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not moving per se, but the wet mattress scene sticks in my mind!


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    Elizabeth Rugby, United Kingdom 14/04/2013
    Elizabeth Rugby, United Kingdom 14/04/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Light and breezy like whipped cream"

    Having listened to some meatier books, I enjoyed this novel for its' simple delicate charm. I cared about the characters, booed in the right places, enjoyed the plot and was entertained. Zoe's character was good fun & Gideon wasn't your average 'shiny' man. He had depth and rough edges that made him believable. Katie Fford's offering to me was like a light meringue with whipped cream, sweet but not too sickly and refreshing if served between two heavier courses (I am seeing visions of steak and a cheese platter). I shall stop now before you are assaulted by more food analogies! If you like Fford, you'll enjoy this delicious escapism!

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    Ernest 07/01/2013
    Ernest 07/01/2013
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    "Good characters! Very light."

    Not my favourite of Katie Fforde's books, but I do like her writing. A good old story without all the bad language just a good bit of storytelling I have recommended this to my friends not too predicable but enjoyable lightweight fiction.

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    emma colchester, United Kingdom 06/07/2012
    emma colchester, United Kingdom 06/07/2012
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    "good fluffy book"

    i really enjoy katie ffordes books,there light and you often get an idea of how the story wll pan out within the first few chapters but always a few good twists and turns to keep you interested and make you laugh,read well,i would recomend this to a friend,

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  • Von-Mari
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    16/01/13
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    "Wonderful"
    What made the experience of listening to Recipe for Love the most enjoyable?

    Voice of reader and story itself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zoe


    What does Jenny Funnell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Made the characters come to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, just thoroughly enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Katie Fforde and this is my favourite book by her to date.

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  • 'lexu
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    17/11/12
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    "Well crafted story"

    The story's strength is dialogue and ridiculous, funny situations, not clever plot and suspense. The characters are human, well distinguishable and believable. They are not mean, saints in disguise or boring gray non-entities.

    The story is "compact" in that it doesn't have complicated side plots and doesn't verbosely narrate scenes to the bitter boring end ... but sometimes it is a bit too compact and sketchy .. as though the author felt she had more to say, but the need for minimalism tied her tongue.

    As in a Jane Austin romances you will know early on who the lucky couple is. Not a problem since "Getting There" is what it's about.

    The reader is no Kate Reading, but she works for the story and didn't distract me anymore after a short while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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