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Life SkillsThank goodness for Katie Fforde the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times She really is the ueen of uplifting feel good romance AJ PEARCEJulia s learning some lessons in love A wonderfully romantic novel from the No Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love A French Affair andThe Perfect MatchSometimes you can t escape the past When Julia realises she holds affection for a Labrador than s. This is my third Katie Fforde and I found it really disappointing I got it so that I d have something uick and light to read on the train to Chicago and I found I had a hard time getting through it The premise was appealing and the book began promisingly enough newly single thirty something takes a job on a hotel boat on the English canals for the spring summer But then it devolved into chick litty throwback fauxmance I say fauxmance because the romance seemed so contrived What bugged me This is my third Katie Fforde and I found it really disappointing I got it so that I d have something uick and light to read on the train to Chicago and I found I had a hard time getting through it The premise was appealing and the book began promisingly enough newly single thirty something takes a job on a hotel boat on the English canals for the spring summer But then it devolved into chick litty throwback fauxmance I say fauxmance because the romance seemed so contrived What bugged me the most was that the main character continually railed against the old fashioned and patriarchal values of her ex fianc and her mother and presumably her new love interest whose ex wife left him because she selfishly didn t want to give up her career to have babies but then fell right into them when she found herself undone She never effectively stood up to the holders of those attitudes and her mother et al never evolved in their views Worse still those views are ultimately if tacitly validated

Katie Fforde â 7 Read

E sceneThe whole world loves Katie Fforde s work Modern day Austen Great fun Red Top drawer romantic escapism Daily Mail Warm brilliant and full of love Heat Delicious gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches Sunday Times Effortlessly lovable warm and fun Closer Curl up on the sofa with this book and dream delightful The Lady Deliciously enjoyable Woman and Home Uplifting and delightful Hot Brands Cool Plac. Oh dear This was just bad Bad Bad Bad I only gave it the one star because I learned about narrowboats and have a new dream vacation

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Read Life Skills 107 ß Thank goodness for Katie Fforde the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times She really is the ueen of uplifting feel good romance AJ PEARCEJulia s learning some lessons in love A wonderfully romantic novel from the No Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love A French Affair andThe Perfect MatchSometimes you can t escape the paHe does for her actual fianc e Oscar Julia decides to change her life She uits her job dumps Oscar and starts a new career as a cook on a couple of narrowboatsFinally feeling like she s keeping her head above water Julia is appalled when her past comes back to haunt herOscar is persistent her mother is a matchmaking nightmare and to top it all off her childhood enemy the enigmatic Fergus Grindley arrives on th. I love Katie Fforde s books Yes they are chick lit They are fun they make you laugh they end up with a happy ending but that is in spite of the characters not because of them Ms Fforde manages to make her women funny but not silly smart in most ways but uite obtuse and obstinate in others The characters are enjoyable endearing and entertaining