A Country Escape

A Country Escape

Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true. She has just moved in to a beautiful but very run-down farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an old aunt who has told Fran that if she manages to turn the place around in a year, the farm will be hers. But Fran knows nothing about farming. She might even be afraid o Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true. She has just mov...

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Title:A Country Escape
Author:Katie Fforde
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:1780890893
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

A Country Escape Reviews

  • Jo Barton
    Feb 23, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

    Definitely an interesting idea but a bit flat, without the usual KF delight. The heroine was not remotely likeable, although KF heroines are normally a bit dippy and in need of rescue, they are quite often all the more likeable for it. I hate to say it because I have been reading K...

    A possible inheritance, a rundown farm, rare breed cows and cheese may seem to be strange themes for a romance but when Fran takes a chance on 'the good life', she becomes involved with all of the above and finds that love happens in the most unusual places. A Country Escape', begins ...

    A Country Escape was just the perfect spoonful of romantic fiction for my weekend. Katie's sublime storylines and concepts are spot on with current and favourite lifestyle topics. The lovable characters are inspirational, engaging and relatable, and the settings are always so pictu...

    Even though Fran is frightened of cows, she has always wanted to be a farmer. So when the opportunity arises for her to take over the running of a dilapidated Cotswold farm, she does so with a certain amount of trepidation. Her Aunt Amy has had to go into a nursing home and has informe...

  • Kim
    Feb 09, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

  • HullabalooLane
    Apr 14, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

    Definitely an interesting idea but a bit flat, without the usual KF delight. The heroine was not remotely likeable, although KF heroines are normally a bit dippy and in need of rescue, they are quite often all the more likeable for it. I hate to say it because I have been reading K...

  • Mikey Fernández
    Mar 08, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

  • Emma Crowley
    Dec 30, 2017

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

  • Rachel Gilbey
    Jan 31, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

  • Angela
    Mar 29, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

  • Verity W
    Mar 04, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

  • Liz
    Feb 28, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

  • Phrynne
    Apr 21, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

  • Amanda
    Mar 24, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

  • Rosie Amber
    Feb 04, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

  • Jo Crosby
    Apr 19, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

    Definitely an interesting idea but a bit flat, without the usual KF delight. The heroine was not remotely likeable, although KF heroines are normally a bit dippy and in need of rescue, they are quite often all the more likeable for it. I hate to say it because I have been reading K...

    A possible inheritance, a rundown farm, rare breed cows and cheese may seem to be strange themes for a romance but when Fran takes a chance on 'the good life', she becomes involved with all of the above and finds that love happens in the most unusual places. A Country Escape', begins ...

    A Country Escape was just the perfect spoonful of romantic fiction for my weekend. Katie's sublime storylines and concepts are spot on with current and favourite lifestyle topics. The lovable characters are inspirational, engaging and relatable, and the settings are always so pictu...

    Even though Fran is frightened of cows, she has always wanted to be a farmer. So when the opportunity arises for her to take over the running of a dilapidated Cotswold farm, she does so with a certain amount of trepidation. Her Aunt Amy has had to go into a nursing home and has informe...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for an ARC of this lovely book! Fran makes the massive move from London to the country to take over the running of a farm owned by a distant but ageing and in poor health relative, Amy, Amy has promised Fran that if she can turn the farm a...

  • Leonie Byrne
    Jan 31, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

  • Misfits farm
    Feb 08, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

  • Jane Hunt
    Feb 22, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

    Definitely an interesting idea but a bit flat, without the usual KF delight. The heroine was not remotely likeable, although KF heroines are normally a bit dippy and in need of rescue, they are quite often all the more likeable for it. I hate to say it because I have been reading K...

    A possible inheritance, a rundown farm, rare breed cows and cheese may seem to be strange themes for a romance but when Fran takes a chance on 'the good life', she becomes involved with all of the above and finds that love happens in the most unusual places. A Country Escape', begins ...

  • Michael Cayley
    Feb 17, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

  • Rachel
    Mar 13, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

    Definitely an interesting idea but a bit flat, without the usual KF delight. The heroine was not remotely likeable, although KF heroines are normally a bit dippy and in need of rescue, they are quite often all the more likeable for it. I hate to say it because I have been reading K...

    A possible inheritance, a rundown farm, rare breed cows and cheese may seem to be strange themes for a romance but when Fran takes a chance on 'the good life', she becomes involved with all of the above and finds that love happens in the most unusual places. A Country Escape', begins ...

    A Country Escape was just the perfect spoonful of romantic fiction for my weekend. Katie's sublime storylines and concepts are spot on with current and favourite lifestyle topics. The lovable characters are inspirational, engaging and relatable, and the settings are always so pictu...

    Even though Fran is frightened of cows, she has always wanted to be a farmer. So when the opportunity arises for her to take over the running of a dilapidated Cotswold farm, she does so with a certain amount of trepidation. Her Aunt Amy has had to go into a nursing home and has informe...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for an ARC of this lovely book! Fran makes the massive move from London to the country to take over the running of a farm owned by a distant but ageing and in poor health relative, Amy, Amy has promised Fran that if she can turn the farm a...

    I usually love Katie Fforde's books, but this one was just not her best. The heroine, Fran, takes on the management of a dairy farm belonging to an elderly, distant relative, Amy, with the understanding that she may eventually inherit it if she does a good job. There's a lot of detail...

    I loved the premise for A Country Escape and I was willing Fran to succeed right from the very start. Katie Fforde always sets the scene brilliantly and I loved how descriptive this story is especially in detailing some of the dairy farming side. I could almost see myself right there o...

  • Clare
    Feb 06, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

  • Petra "Pippa" Q
    Mar 11, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

    Definitely an interesting idea but a bit flat, without the usual KF delight. The heroine was not remotely likeable, although KF heroines are normally a bit dippy and in need of rescue, they are quite often all the more likeable for it. I hate to say it because I have been reading K...

    A possible inheritance, a rundown farm, rare breed cows and cheese may seem to be strange themes for a romance but when Fran takes a chance on 'the good life', she becomes involved with all of the above and finds that love happens in the most unusual places. A Country Escape', begins ...

    A Country Escape was just the perfect spoonful of romantic fiction for my weekend. Katie's sublime storylines and concepts are spot on with current and favourite lifestyle topics. The lovable characters are inspirational, engaging and relatable, and the settings are always so pictu...

  • Suze Lavender
    Feb 27, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

  • Ágnes Palásthy
    Feb 03, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

  • Angela Newby
    Feb 22, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

  • Alice
    Feb 01, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

  • Claire
    Mar 01, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

  • Carly McKenna
    Apr 07, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

  • Melisa Broadbent
    Jan 24, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

  • Anne Fraser
    Feb 01, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

  • Shalini
    Mar 25, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

  • Karen Cleary
    Mar 11, 2018

    Years ago I used to read a lot of Katie Fforde books and I loved them so when I saw this in a display at the library I thought I would give it a try. I am not sure if I have changed or if her writing has altered over the intervening years but it was less good than I was expecting. N...

    I absolutely loved, loved this book. It was clean, passionate, and filled with characters who were delightful, both good and bad. Fran gets a letter from a distant far-off relative, Ms. Amy Flowers, with a stipulation that if she makes a go of the Hill Top Farm for a year, she woul...

    It's always a pleasure to live in Katie Fforde's world for a few days. If only real life was more like it! ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Londoner Fran is as a chef, she works in a pub but her dream is to own her own restaurant. One day she receives a letter from her distant cousin Amy Flowers with an interesting proposi...

    What a wonderful warm hug of a story, I felt completely at home reading this book right from the first pages and really didn't want it to end, as the characters were so lovely. It is such a shame that I'm not a fan of cheese, as I think this book is even better for those that can't...

    A cosy, happy story in a beautiful setting. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. The cover and title of Katie Fforde's latest book tell you all you need to know! A Country Escape is cosy escapism with likeable characters in a wonderful setting. Although...

    What a gorgeous book. I always look forward to a new Katie Fforde book and this one didn't disappoint. With an idyllic setting and characters that you are genuinely rooting for, I loved getting immersed in the lovely story of Fran, Antony, Isi, Trig and not forgetting Amy. This w...

    Not up to Katie ffordes usual high standard; the characters didn?t have much depth and I started to glaze over due to the amount on conversations about cheese! Love her books but this wasn?t one of my faves. ...

    What a beautiful heartwarming story. A easy five stars. The story was beautifully written. I love Katie Fforde style of writing she draws into the story as if you are there ...

    What would you do when presented with a challenge that you would never have seen heading in your direction in a million years? An opportunity that couldn't be furthest from your current lifestyle? Something that will test you to your limits, try your patience and call on qualities you ...

    It's always a huge treat picking up a new Katie Fforde book. She has such a lovely, easy writing style that you soon lose yourself deep in the story with wonderful characters and beautiful settings. Fran has received a letter from a distant relative saying that should she be able to ma...

    3.5/5 stars. It's been a long cold rainy day so when you can you might as well enjoy a good book to pass the time. For quite some time I've had this on my to read list for this year but was a bit nervous to start it. I liked the idea quite a bit but this author doesn't usually mesh wit...

    Fran is a great cook and dreams about having her own restaurant, but she's also always loved the countryside. When a relative offers her the farm that's been in her family for a long time Fran doesn't hesitate and packs her bags straight away. She doesn't know much about farming, but...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I especially enjoyed it as I live in Bristol not far from the Cotswolds where this book is set. Indeed one of my grandfather's sisters married a farmer and made butter and cream in her Cotswold dairy. It was a fine read for a ...

    Este ha sido uno de mis libros favoritos de Fforde. Realmente interesante todo el tema de la granja y el queso. Me ha encantado como ha hilado esas historias con el romance de la novela. <3 ...

    I?m a big fan of Katie Fforde and I am pleased to say her latest novel did not disappoint, it is full of heart with characters you care about. A great read from the queen of women?s fiction. If you?re a fan of this genre, you don?t want to miss this - it?s a light but big hea...

    Enjoyable read if you take it at face value and don?think too deeply about the plot! ...

    I always look forward to a Katie Fforde book. Even before I have read the first page there is the anticipation of that feel good factor along with a wonderful story line, larger than life characters and a smile along the way. This one didn?t disappoint me in any of those aspects. Fra...

    I'm so disappointed. Fforde used to be a total autobuy for me and among my favourite authors, but - as far as I'm concerned - we're on a bit of a downward slope. On the brightside, it's better than her last book. On the downside... well. I liked the set up for this - some of my favo...

    Thank you to the lovely people at Century part of the Penguin Random House group for my copy of Katie Fforde's A Country Escape. Title: A Country Escape Author: Katie Fforde Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Page Count: 384 Pages Rating: 5* Quote: 'Would you still love me if...

    A delightful light read. Amy has had to move from the farm she owns, with its never-ploughed pastures, and the herd of cows she loves, into residential care. She asks Fran, a distant relative with a talent for cooking, to look after the farm and see if she can make a go of it. With the...

    This is a wonderful book - one of the best ones by the author. I love the setting: rural Englad with a close-knit community. There is a romantic storyline of course. Or rather two - both very enjoyable with very loveable people. I loved the characters in the book. IThere are wonderful ...

    A Country Escape is a women?s fiction novel set on a farm in the Cotswolds. A distant relative has offered Fran a chance to own her own farm; she just has to prove she can be a successful farmer for a year. Aunt Amy is now in a care home, but she?ll only leave her beloved farm t...

    Definitely an interesting idea but a bit flat, without the usual KF delight. The heroine was not remotely likeable, although KF heroines are normally a bit dippy and in need of rescue, they are quite often all the more likeable for it. I hate to say it because I have been reading K...

    A possible inheritance, a rundown farm, rare breed cows and cheese may seem to be strange themes for a romance but when Fran takes a chance on 'the good life', she becomes involved with all of the above and finds that love happens in the most unusual places. A Country Escape', begins ...

    A Country Escape was just the perfect spoonful of romantic fiction for my weekend. Katie's sublime storylines and concepts are spot on with current and favourite lifestyle topics. The lovable characters are inspirational, engaging and relatable, and the settings are always so pictu...

    Even though Fran is frightened of cows, she has always wanted to be a farmer. So when the opportunity arises for her to take over the running of a dilapidated Cotswold farm, she does so with a certain amount of trepidation. Her Aunt Amy has had to go into a nursing home and has informe...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for an ARC of this lovely book! Fran makes the massive move from London to the country to take over the running of a farm owned by a distant but ageing and in poor health relative, Amy, Amy has promised Fran that if she can turn the farm a...

    I usually love Katie Fforde's books, but this one was just not her best. The heroine, Fran, takes on the management of a dairy farm belonging to an elderly, distant relative, Amy, with the understanding that she may eventually inherit it if she does a good job. There's a lot of detail...