Books by Katie Fforde

Katie Fforde has lived in Stroud for more than twenty years. She didn't start writing until she had moved there and had the third of her three children. Her early married life was spent on the water, either at sea with her husband, or with him running a


A PERFECT PROPOSAL by Katie Fforde
Released: April 9, 2013

"Uneven fare from the British Fforde, made forgivable by an appealing heroine."
Fforde's latest is a rambling, bighearted novel in which a young Londoner becomes entangled with a wealthy American family. Read full book review >
LOVE LETTERS by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Despite occasional flashes of wit, a standard romance tale with a predictable outcome."
A timid, unemployed British bookseller has her horizons expanded by an encounter with an irascible Irish author. Read full book review >
BIDDING FOR LOVE by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Good-natured fluff."
Fforde (Restoring Grace, 2006, etc.) presents a chatty, feel-good romance filled with antiques and numerous cups of tea to get her gang of Brits through the tribulations of modern love. Read full book review >
RESTORING GRACE by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Boilerplate chick lit."
Two nice Englishwomen recover from failed relationships, then begin good ones. Read full book review >
PARADISE FIELDS by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Mild as malted milk (see above: Horlicks) and just as comforting."
British single mother finds love. Read full book review >
HIGHLAND FLING by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2003

"Routine fare, dated plot. Britisher Fforde has done better."
Another adorable romance from the author of, most recently, Second Thyme Around (2001). Read full book review >
SECOND THYME AROUND by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"One of those beguiling stories that charm and engage with wit and sparkling prose rather than depending only on an energetically churning plot."
Veteran chronicler of the travails of the British house-and-garden set (Life Skills, 1999, etc.), Fforde now wryly details the often-incendiary relationship between a young woman who runs an upscale market garden and her former husband, now a celebrity chef. Read full book review >
LIFE SKILLS by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1999

Love triumphs as an agreeably surprise ending validates a story that otherwise often moves as slowly as the two British hotel barges on which the protagonist is resident cook. Read full book review >
STATELY PURSUITS by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 1998

"A delightful, unabashedly unpretentious love yarn."
A romp from British writer Fforde (Wild Designs, 1997) as This Old House meets the Love Channel when a woman finds romance and restores a ruin in an eccentric English village. Read full book review >
WILD DESIGNS by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 1997

"Altogether, a considerable improvement over the author's debut."
British writer Fforde (The Rose Revived, 1996) returns, this time exhibiting a spirited sense of humor, a light touch, and a real sense of how families work. Read full book review >
THE ROSE REVIVED by Katie Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 1996

"No complex twists or turns, no surprises, just good, clean (emphasis on the latter), old-fashioned fun."
With a light touch and a simple style, British writer Fforde offers a slight but spirited first novel of three English roses who blossom when they strike out on their own—and finally meet the right men. Read full book review >