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—-Patricia Gaffney, author of The Goodbye Summer
"Fforde's writing style is light and easy."
—-The Orlando Sentinel
"This sweet literary equivalent of warm fuzzy slippers will help bring Fforde, who has a sizable following in Britain, further into American radar."
—-Publishers Weekly on Paradise Fields
"This novel is written with such spirit and old-fashioned good humor that readers cannot help but be totally captivated."
—-Library Journal on Paradise Fields
"A light fling of a read, and a breezy, entertaining companion on a cold winter night."
—-Washington Times on Highland Fling
"Another adorable romance."
—-Kirkus Reviews on Highland Fling
Posted July 8, 2012
This was the first Katie Fforde book I read, and I have been a fan ever since. She is not heavy-handed with her characters or the plot. I found this book thoroughly entertaining! Please add more Katie Fforde titles to the nook store! Preferrably in English, as I don't speak (or read) German. :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 15, 2011
I'm approximately 1/3 of the way through this book at this point, and while the plot sounds sweet..... Eh, I wouldn't waste the money to buy this book again. The author really could have spent more time fleshing things out than she did; there are bits & pieces all thrown together without any real forethought or planning apparent in the way things work. One of the two main characters really comes across as annoyingly naive, while another that had the potential to be rather personably winds up feeling more like a minor character. Most annoying, though, is the fact that almost every page has a non-sense "word" thrown in. I'm not talking "Brit-speak", I mean that there are points where it looks like a relevant word in a sentance is replaced with a jumble of letters that don't spell any legible word, even a slang word as far as I can tell, other times it's a word that makes absolutely NO sense in the context of the sentence or paragraph. Sometimes this appears to be an "auto-correct" type error, or something similar. Don't know if this is because of whatever program is used to transcribe a book to a digital format, or what the problem is, but it's becoming a real issue with my enjoyment of the book itself. Anyway, I would usually try to finish the book before writing a review, but in this case I just couldn't hold back any longer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 23, 2010
Restoring Grace was the first book by Katie Fforde that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ms. Fforde wrote a charming novel set in a quiet England village. Her main characters, Grace, Ellie & Remi are all charming, sweet characters that have noticeable personal growth. Some of the peripheral characters are written in such a way that I wanted to reach through the pages and kick her butt (Allegra, I *am* talking about you).Grace is a newly divorced woman living in a big ancestral home in England. Her rooms are sparsely furnished because the furnishings that came with the house were left to her sister and her ex took everything else. A young pregnant woman enters her life and soon she is saying and doing things she never thought she would do. Like standing up to her overbearing sister, Allegra. It doesn't take Grace long to discover that home is more than the four walls that shelter you, it is the people within those four walls that make it home.
I am a big fan of authors from across the pond. Harriet Evans, Jill Mansell, & even Jane Green are among my favorite British authors, now I need to add Katie Fforde as an author I need to keep my eyes on! Her writing is fun, yet intelligent and something that all Chick Lit lovers will enjoy.
Posted February 17, 2011
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Posted February 24, 2011
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