Most widely held works by Katie Fforde
Paradise fields by Katie Fforde ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
Juggling widowed parenthood with her career and numerous Cotswolds events, Nel Innes struggles to rally the community after the death of an old friend threatens regional lands.
Second thyme around by Katie Fforde ( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
Perdita Dylan's success with her organic vegetable garden brings her big-mouthed ex-husband back into her life, this time as a TV chef.
Bidding for love by Katie Fforde ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 libraries worldwide
Leaving behind her glamorous London life to join the family antiques business in the country, Flora Stanza is initially put off by her cousin's chilly reception and a very pregnant cat, challenges she eventually endeavors to transform in her favor.
Wild designs by Katie Fforde ( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
A domestic comedy on Althea Farraday, an English divorcee with three children who loses her job. Every cloud has a silver lining and Althea's has two. She discovers she can make a living from gardening, until then only a hobby, and a homosexual acquaintance becomes so impressed by her he gives up men to devote himself to Althea.
Restoring Grace by Katie Fforde ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
Unable to afford renovations to a house she has inherited, Grace Soudley takes in boarder Ellie Summers, a pregnant artist who assists Grace's efforts to restore the house and some of the potentially valuable paintings it contains.
Practically perfect by Katie Fforde ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
Anna, a newly qualified interior designer, purchases a tiny cottage in need of renovation, but as she deals with an escalating series of problems, settles in, and makes new friends, her life is turned upside down by the handsome but impossible Rob Hunter.
Love letters : a novel by Katie Fforde ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
With the bookshop where she works about to close, Laura Horsley finds herself agreeing to help organize a literary festival deep in the heart of the English countryside. But when an innocent mistake leads the festival committee to believe that Laura is a personal friend of the author at the top of their wish-list, she finds herself travelling to Ireland to persuade the notorious recluse (and her literary hero) to come out of hiding.
Stately pursuits by Katie Fforde ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy on Hetty, a woman house-sitting a mansion for a hospitalized uncle in England. On learning that Connor, a nephew, intends to raze it upon inheritance, Hetty organizes a campaign to preserve the mansion and it is war between niece and nephew, until love intervenes.
Wedding season by Katie Fforde ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
Sarah Stratford is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth--she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But she somehow finds herself agreeing to organize two more, on the same day and only two months away. Luckily Sarah has two tried and true friends on hand to help her. As the big day draws near, all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game. And as all their working hours are spent preparing for the weddings of the year, they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love. Or have they?
Life skills by Katie Fforde ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
The adventures of two women operating a hotel barge in Britain. They are a busy pair--in addition to navigating canals, working locks and catering to their guests, there are their respective men to handle. By the author of Stately Pursuits.
Highland fling by Katie Fforde ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and German and held by 991 libraries worldwide
Taking a business trip to Scotland after a fight with her boyfriend, financial assistant Jenny Porter works to save a troubled textile mill and helps in a variety of local causes, including a mobile food stand and a troubled romance.
The rose revived by Katie Fforde ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
A novel on a trio of women working for London's Quality Cleaners, an establishment supplying maids with high-class accents to the well-to-do. The three are a novelist, an artist and the owner of a houseboat. The novel follows them as they wash dishes and scrub floors for the very rich, until after losing their jobs they set up a business of their own, finding fulfillment and romance.
Artistic license by Katie Fforde ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
While vacationing in Provence, thirtysomething ex-photographer Thea meets Rory, a promising Irish painter, whose work she decides to exhibit in her new gallery in the English Cotswolds, as she deals with old friends and new flames.
Going Dutch by Katie Fforde ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Women. Love stories. English fiction. When Jo's husband trades her in for a younger model, she suddenly finds herself living on a barge. Used to being a kept woman, she soon realises she'll need more than a few culinary skills to keep herself afloat. Aware she was about to make a terrible mistake, Dora has fled from a huge wedding, her fiancee, her mother and a very critical village to come under Jo's protective wing. Though they may not know much about boats they're determined to make the best of things. One thing's for certain, though, they've both sworn off men for good. Unfortunately, life has other plans. "A gently witty read." - Cosmopolitan. "Delicious... gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches." - Sunday Times.
Artistic licence by Katie Fforde ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Thea is fed up with being mother to a houseful of students and accepts an invitation from her bossy friend Molly to go on an art appreciation holiday in Provence. There she meets the gorgeous Rory, and decides to visit his house in Ireland, where she discovers a studio full of wonderful paintings.
Living dangerously by Katie Fforde ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Polly is happy being thirty-five and celibate. Her life is full with her cafe job, burgeoning pottery career and "Save Our High Street Campaign". She does not need a relationship to complicate things, but that doesn't stop Polly's mother and friends trying to find her a husband.
A perfect proposal by Katie Fforde ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Sophie Apperly's family are fiercely academic and see her practical skills as frivolous - whilst constantly taking advantage of her. So an invitation to stay with her best friend Milly, in New York, is eagerly accepted. Whilst leaving her ungrateful family behind, America holds the key to solving her family's financial woes. She arrives ready for adventure and meets Matilda, a spirited old lady, who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving - to the dismay of Matilda's grandson Luke. Attractive but arrogant, he seems to doubt Sophie's motives for befriending Matilda. When his grandmother gets her way, Luke proposes that he'll help Sophie in her quest to save her family from financial ruin if she repays the favour. But what must she do in return?
Loves me, loves me not ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Anthology of over forty short stories, by members of the Romantic Novelists Association, U. K. marking their 50th anniversary.
Summer of love by Katie Fforde ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Een alleenstaande moeder en haar vierjarig zoontje verhuizen naar het platteland, maar daar loopt ze een man tegen het lijf van het type dat ze wilde ontlopen.
Reddende engel by Katie Fforde ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Een verloofde jonge Engelse krijgt opdracht om een nagenoeg failliet familiebedrijf in Schotland door te lichten en ontmoet er een intrigerende man.
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