Katie Fforde Books In Order

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Living Dangerously (1995)
  2. The Rose Revived (1995)
  3. Wild Designs (1996)
  4. Stately Pursuits (1997)
  5. Life Skills (1999)
  6. Thyme Out / Second Thyme Around (2000)
  7. Artistic License (2001)
  8. Highland Fling (2002)
  9. Paradise Fields (2002)
  10. Restoring Grace (2004)
  11. Flora’s Lot / Bidding for Love (2005)
  12. Practically Perfect (2006)
  13. Going Dutch (2007)
  14. Wedding Season (2008)
  15. Love Letters (2009)
  16. A Perfect Proposal (2010)
  17. Summer of Love (2011)
  18. Recipe for Love (2012)
  19. A French Affair (2013)
  20. A Vintage Wedding (2014)
  21. The Perfect Match (2014)
  22. A Summer at Sea (2016)
  23. A Secret Garden (2017)
  24. A Country Escape (2018)
  25. A Rose Petal Summer (2019)
  26. A Springtime Affair (2020)
  27. A Wedding in the Country (2021)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Undercover Cook (2012)
  2. Staying Away at Christmas (2012)
  3. From Scotland with Love (2013)
  4. A Christmas in Disguise (2015)
  5. Candlelight at Christmas (2016)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. A Christmas Feast and Other Stories (2014)
  2. The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Sunday Night Book Club (2006)
  2. Loves Me, Loves Me Not (2009)

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Katie Fforde Books Overview

Living Dangerously

Polly Cameron is happy being thirty five and celibate, living in a small Gloucestershire town with a possessive cat for company and a Rayburn for comfort. After all, a relationship would only complicate things…
But Polly’s life is already complicated. In addition to her job in the Whole Nut caf and her part in the ‘Save Our High Street’ campaign, there’s her pottery career to get off the ground. Not to mention dodging the efforts of her friends and mother to find her a husband…

The Rose Revived

Joining a team of housecleaners as a means of supporting themselves, recently unemployed May, single mother and hopeful artist Harriet, and star seeking Sally find themselves in hotter water than they could have expected.

Wild Designs

Althea Farraday is a thirty eight year old divorced mother of three who’s got a teenage son who’s a Buddhist, a hypercritical sister who knows how to push all her buttons, a job on the endangered species list, and a love life to match. Just as she’s settling in to a comfortable level of chaos, a near perfect man enters her life. Equipped to steal her heart and help turn her passion for designing gardens into a new career, Patrick Donahugh may be too good to be true. Amid wild roses, California poppies, scarlet flax, sweet rocket, love in mist, and, of course, plenty of dirt, Wild Designs is a refreshingly honest and funny read that celebrates the almost ready to bloom aspect of all our lives.

Stately Pursuits

‘You’re not doing very much at the moment, darling. I don’t suppose you’d care to house sit for a while?’Thus begins the irresistible story of two fixer uppers an old house and a young woman and their efforts to recapture their true luster. When Hetty Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, agrees to look after her great uncle’s long abandoned mansion in the British countryside, she’s at something of a lifetime low. With no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates, she hope for nothing more than some good old fashioned escape. What she finds includes a cast of quirky an ever present neighbors, a couple of SNAGs Sensitive New Age Guys, some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house, and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again.A British bestseller that’s as inviting as an elegant old house full of unexplored rooms after a good scrubbing down, of course, Stately Pursuits is the funniest, smartest, and warmest read of the season.

Life Skills

Julia Fairfax isn’t quite herself today. It’s not like Julia to quit her job just because she was over for a promotion. Or to call off her engagement just because her fiance is a bore. And it’s certainly not like her to pack her bags, sublet her house, board a rattletrap hotel boat, and pass herself off as a gourmet cook. It’s just not like Julia to be so recklessly and delightfully in control. And she’s loving every minute of it…
But Julia’s new life soon gets anchored with familiar baggage like an old boyfriend, a meddling mother, and a spurned fiance nipping at her heels all of them bursting with unsolicited advice. Now, Julia’s got a surprise in store for each and every one of them. And somewhere between dry dock and a bargeful of hot tempered tourists, between old friends and new lovers, Julia’s got to turn survival into a skill if she wants to turn a season adrift into the summer of a lifetime…

Thyme Out / Second Thyme Around

For years, things have run quite smoothly for Perdita and her organic gardening business. So what if her hair needs a complete overhaul, her sweater has more holes than Swiss cheese, and there’s no hope of a boyfriend on the horizon? The last thing Perdita wants is a meddlesome man in her life but she’s about to get one, in the form of her completely infuriating ex husband, Lucas.

Lucas in disagreeable, curt, arrogant, and smolderingly gorgeous. He’s also the new chef at Grantly House, Perdita’s number one customer. Worse, Mr. Grantly has the insane idea of starting a television cooking show that will put Lucas and Perdita together as ‘The Gourmet and the Gardener.’

Now, things are heating up in the kitchen and elsewhere. With the bright lights blazing and old feelings stirring the pot, it could be a recipe for disaster…
or absolute delight.

Artistic License

Thea’s Love Life is a Mess…
Life as a globetrotting photojournalist had its moments for Thea Orville until a shifty scheme by her boyfriend ruins her career. For Thea, giving the boot to her man feels good. Selling her London flat to open a rooming house feels better at first. Then reality sets in…
and thirty something Thea realizes she’s a bit young to be a house matron. What she needs is a little diversion…

Until a Sexy Stranger Comes Along…
On a lark, Thea accepts her friend’s offer to go to France for an art tour. A little wine, a little C zanne what could be better? For starters, meeting a devilishly handsome artist named Rory. Somehow, Thea lets Rory convince her to stay with him until she sorts things out. But when Thea sees Rory’s paintings, everything suddenly makes sense…
. And Makes Cleaning Up a Pleasure…
Thea knows that bringing Rory’s spectacular paintings into London’s art world would be just the challenge she’s looking for. So where does that leave her love life? Well, romance has a funny way of working itself out…
just when and how you least expect it…

Highland Fling

After a fight with her boyfriend, a business trip to Scotland is the perfect diversion for Jenny Porter, who works as a virtual assistant for a financial executive. Dispatched to as*sess a failing textile mill, Jenny instead finds herself determined to save it at any cost after befriending its charming employees. That cost might just be her sanity as she stretches her resources, patience, and compassion to the outer limits. As she gets to know the colorful Dalmain clan, Jenny just can’t say no when asked to help run a mobile food stand, save the family business, put an overbearing matriarch in her place, rekindle an old romance, or throw a dinner party for sixteen on short notice. Then there’s the problem of being attracted to the dashing yet abrasive Ross Grant, who has a way of showing up just when things seem almost sane and manageable.. The majestic Scottish highlands, covered in purple heather and dotted with sheep and llamas, provide a dramatic backdrop while Jenny tries to pull everything together in time to save the mill and figure out her increasingly complicated personal life, in this delightful, romantic romp.

Paradise Fields

It’s not as if Nel Innes doesn’t have enough on her plate already: keeping track of her unnervingly beautiful teenage daughter, sorting out a house full of animals, and organizing a farmers’ market in the picturesque Paradise Fields. But when her old friend Sir Gerald dies and his son has no intention of preserving the Fields, Nel takes up arms determined to fight for the meadow and the market she loves.

Restoring Grace

Grace Soudley’s life is coming apart at the seams. Recently divorced, she is still living in the beautiful yet crumbling old house her godmother left her, but unless she can find a fortune, the house will disintegrate around her.
Artist Ellie Summers life is unraveling too. She s pregnant, but her boyfriend is less than enthusiastic about parenthood, and her parents are not exactly inviting her to move back home. She has to come up with a new plan. Fast.
Ellie needs a place to stay; Grace needs a lodger. Each of them needs a friend, and together they begin the work of fixing up the house. But then an unexpected and disconcertingly handsome man arrives on the scene, apparently determined to help. And when Grace discovers some beautiful and potentially valuable paintings hidden behind the tattered dining room curtains, the whole business of restoration starts to get serious…
This fresh, funny romance from bestselling novelist Katie Fforde offers charm, wit, and restorative new beginnings for all.

Practically Perfect

Anna, a newly qualified interior designer, has decided it’s time to put her money and her expertise where her mouth is and risk everything to buy a tiny but adorable cottage in desperate need of renovation. Outside, the chocolate box cottage is perfect, but inside, all is chaos. With a ladder for a staircase, no downstairs flooring, candles the only form of lighting, and a sleeping bag and camping mat for a bed, Anna soon wonders if she s bitten off more than she can chew. Her neighbor Chloe comes to the rescue, providing tea, wine, and sympathy and a recently rescued greyhound, Caroline. But just as Anna s starting to settle in, make new friends, and see the house transforming before her eyes, the good looking yet impossible Rob Hunter arrives on the scene and puts even more obstacles in her way. Will Anna be able to get over all of life s hurdles in the end, or will she stumble and fall?

Going Dutch

When Jo’s husband ditches her, and Dora ditches her fianc , both women find themselves living on a barge on the Thames where they must learn to navigate their way around new relationships. They quickly learn the value of friendship and a fresh start. From the Hardcover edition.

Wedding Season

Katie Fforde’s unique spin on romantic comedy is a blend of the sweet, the sad, and the sexy. Patricia Gaffney Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth she doesn t believe in love. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful Wedding Season she finds herself agreeing to organize two more events, on the same day, and only two months away. And while her celebrity bride is all sweetness and light, the other bride, Sarah s own sister, quickly starts driving her crazy with her high expectations and very limited budget. Luckily, Sarah is aided in her seemingly impossible task by two best friends, Elsa, an accomplished dress designer, and Bron, a multitalented hairdresser. All three are very good at their jobs, but romance doesn t feature very prominently in any of their lives. As the big day draws near, every moment is spent preparing for the weddings, and they certainly haven t got any time to even think about love; or have they?

Love Letters

Phillida Horsley might have bitten off more than she can chew when she agrees to help organize a literary festival and finds herself going to Ireland to persuade the infamous and reclusive author Dermot Flynn to come out of hiding. From the Hardcover edition.

A Perfect Proposal

Sophie Apperly’s family has never taken her seriously. Fiercely academic, they see her more practical skills as frivolous whilst constantly taking advantage of her. So when her best friend Milly invites her over to New York, she jumps at the chance. It’ll do her ungrateful family good to do without her for a while. What’s more, she’s on a quest America holds the key to solving her family’s financial woes, even if they don’t deserve her help. From the moment Sophie hits the bright lights of Manhattan she’s determined to enjoy every minute of her big adventure. So when an evening at an art gallery throws her into the path of Matilda, a spirited old lady who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving, Sophie willingly accepts, much to the dismay of Matilda’s grandson Luke. Undeniably attractive but infuriatingly arrogant, he is very protective of his grandmother and seems to doubt Sophie’s motives for befriending her. No match for the formidable Matilda, he eventually admits defeat, but first he has a proposal to make. He’ll help Sophie in her quest to save her family from financial ruin if she repays the favour. But just what does she have to do in return…

Summer of Love

Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country. Her good intentions are torpedoed on a glorious summer’s evening with the arrival of Gus Berresford. One time explorer and full time heartbreaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous and a completely inappropriate love interest for a single mum. But Gus and Sian have met before…
Sian has no use for a fling, she simply mustn’t fall in love with the most unlikely suitor ever to cross her path even if he has now crossed her path twice. But who knows what can happen in a Summer of Love

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

Loves Me, Loves Me Not‘ will give you hours of outrageously indulgent reading pleasure. With over 40 stories to choose, this fabulous collection has something for everyone from bittersweet holiday flings to emotional family weepies; from fun chick lit tales to Regency romances ‘Loves Me, Loves Me Not‘ is a true celebration of the very best in romantic fiction. Read all new stories from the bestselling authors of today including Joanna Trollope, Katie Flynn, Carole Matthews, Maureen Lee and Adele Parks and discover the bestselling authors of tomorrow.

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