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Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: A French Affair by Katie Fforde



Blurb from Goodreads:
Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House - an antiques centre nestled in the heart of the English countryside.

Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the twenty-first century. Bearing all the attributes of a modern-day Mr Rochester, Matthew Ballinger is less than happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep.

The last thing either of them want is to fall in love.

But will a trip to France change their minds?
My Review:
 
You guys already know about my Katie Fforde love (here, here and here) so I jumped at the chance to review her latest being offered up for the kindle this summer.  I really do love how they are finally making a lot of books from her backlist available on kindle for the first time even if this particular book wasn't my favorite of hers.  But, like pizza, even when Katie Fforde's books aren't my favorite, there is still a lot to love in them.  A French Affair was fun - lighthearted, romantic and interesting, I just wish there had been a bit more of France in it. It also meandered a bit in terms of sub-plots but it had that same comfort I have come to expect from Katie's books, something that we don't get in non-British romance. Of course, lots of tea/coffee/afternoon breaks were involved and I particularly loved Gina's sister, Sally. She offered a fun break in the romance.  I definitely recommend this one if you like Antiques Roadshow!
A French Affair comes out for the first time on kindle next week on July 7, 2017, and you can purchase HERE.
He was looking at her intently and Gina found she couldn't meet his gaze. She wasn't sure she could conceal how she felt about him. She'd suddenly realised that what she felt for him wasn't just a crush. It was much, much more than that. You didn't pine for someone you simple had a crush on; you didn't want to protect them, to save them from marauding gift-shop owners and grasping exes. She'd fallen in love with him.

2 comments:

  1. Hmm, doesn't sound like a must have. I might borrow this one, I do love that France is involved at all.

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  2. I've yet to read anything from Fforde even though I've seen her books around for years. Not sure this is the one I would start with but it still sounds fun. I have authors like that... even when the book isn't my favorite, there's still plenty to enjoy. :)
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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