Ks Her plots were interesting and funny the characters were engaging and they were a cut above most books in this genre However this is no longer true For the past few years the plots have been becoming derivative the characters cardboard cutouts This last one is the worst There are far too many coincidences and the characters are not strong enough to sustain the weaknesses in the plot Problems are immediately "overcome even if it means a character has to change radically because she gets a young if improbable loverWhat has "even if it means a character has to change radically because she gets a young if improbable loverWhat has Is it just the strain of having to produce a book a year I WOULD PREFER FEWER BETTER BOOKS AND prefer fewer better books and please note if the books returned to their former standard the income stream would probably not suffer This is classic Katie Fforde contemporary romance albeit the heroine Caro is 41 years oldSet partly in a Scottish castle partly on a barge in London and partly in a French chateau we see Caro take on the temporary role as companion to an irascible Scottish laird act in loco parentis to a fey young woman hell bent on seeing London and the rest of the world and hobnobbing with a famous Hollywood director and his delightful fianceOf course there were niggles typical Katie Fforde features like Caro having an ncanny The Ascent of Man understanding of smells she can even smell things she sees on TV FFS Also Caro s romantic interest spends at 80% of the novel apparently disinterested in herntil he declares his The Grand Sophy undying love of course And the villain of the piece is clearly signalled from a great distance But overall I really enjoyed this these were only minor niggles and I really liked all the characters it was a fun sweet humorous read perfect for a holiday. Theeen of plifting feel good romance AJ PEARCE. A little far fetched But hey this is all about escapism so who cares AND to Miss RR Smith the story is themed around the art of bespoke perfume creation of course scent smell fragrance is an oft repeated reflection I loved it please KF and thank you for ALL THE PLEASURE I ve had from your stories over the years This is classic Katie Fforde I always love her boy meets girl girl falls in love eventually
everything works out boy and girl together A slight twist on the works out boy and girl together A slight twist on the theme man and women togetherDelightful read Three "And A Half Stars "a half stars love all of Katie FForde s books One thing that I like in particular is that her heroines are often of all ages Reading This was really bad Katie Fforde sed to write witty and romantic reads with characters you really rooted for It s through a sense of loyalty that I keep reading her latest books even though they are mostly terrible All the O viziune a sentimentelor usual Katie Fforde clich s are here a barge a Scottish estate some teenagers and some random Americans but there s no depth or warmth If you like great romantic fiction then try Rachael Lucas or Harriet Evans Even her editors couldn t be bothered to read this one it s full of typos and mistakes I normally really enjoy Katie Fforde fiction and have read all her other books This one didn tite hit the mark for me I felt like there wasn t a lot of depth to the characters and the plot was all a bit contrived Another great book from Katie I always enjoy all the different people and places that are a part of the story in her books I think the earlier Fforde books are a bit better original less formulaic but even so this was a pleasant read I am so disappointed I sed to love Katie Fforde s boo. To bring comfort in difficult times She really is. .
I was very disappointed in this book As at least one other reviewer noted the plot was contrived the characters shallow and the dialogue not at all witty or amusing I too had waited for another book by the author having collected most of her other novels but this was a disappointment and seemingly out of character with the others in "TERMS OF PLOT WRITING STYLE INTERESTING CHARACTERS IN A "of plot writing style interesting characters
"in a everything Katie Fforde never disappoints You can t wait "a everything Katie Fforde never disappoints You can t wait get to the end of the story to find out what happens but
really sad that it over when you do Scottish life even though it rains a lot there sounds amazing A beautiful country with warm friendly people who come to life in Fforde s books After reading every book written by Katie this will be my last I have never cared less about a bunch of dull caricatures Whatever love that is supposed to exist between the main characters is so nbelievable and poorly developed that you couldn t care less whether they get together or not And as for the writing itself Horrendous Never has the word smell been so overused or so many clunky clumsy pointless details been thrown together Save yourself Don t buy it and re read one of her earlier novels instead Another great read I enjoyed it just as much as ALL the other books JF has a gentle hand with her plots a twisty and Como agua para chocolate uncertain romance a range of enjoyable supporting characters and touch of jeopardy Each story rotates around a core theme here it s the recreation of a personalised fragrance once created for a 1930 s Hollywood star the recipe was thought destroyed I found the idea that remnants of that original perfume would benchanged and not horribly musty some 90 years later. Thank goodness for Katie Fforde the perfect author.Feel Really Sad That It