Love Letters – Katie Fforde


I’ve been a Katie Fforde fan for a long time. When I hear about a new novel I pre-order it so I can get it quickly. They are very formulaic (and there is something comforting in that) and easy to read.

Here’s the information from Katie Fforde’s website …

With bookshop where she works about to close, Laura Horsley, in a moment of uncharacteristic recklessness, finds herself agreeing to help organise a literary festival deep in the heart of the English countryside. But her initial excitement is rapidly followed by a mounting sense of panic when reality sinks in and she realises just how much work is involved – especially 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. Laura might have been secretly infatuated with the infamous Dermot Flynn ever since she studied him at university, but travelling to Ireland to persuade the notorious recluse to come out of hiding is another matter.

Determined to rise to the challenge, she sets off to meet her literary hero. But all too soon she’s confronted with more than she bargained for – Dermot the man is maddening, temperamental and up to his ears in a nasty case of writer’s block. But he’s also infuriatingly attractive – and, apparently, out to add Laura to his list of conquests …

I was a bit disappointed with this one. I was also disappointed with Marian Keyes latest novel, so it might be me rather than these novels.

I didn’t feel much sympathy for Laura – in fact I thought she was a bit pathetic. I also thought everything was a bit too contrived.

Here are some other reviews …

I thought this next review was great … particularly about the dull as dishwater heroines.


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