A Springtime Affair by Katie Fforde #BookReview #CornerstoneDigital #NetGalley #4.5*


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It’s the season of new beginnings for Helena and Gilly.

Gilly runs her own B&B business from her much-loved family home, which she doesn’t want to part with – at any price.

But that’s before she meets handsome estate agent Leo, and soon she begins to wonder whether selling up might not be such a bad idea after all.

Meanwhile Gilly’s daughter Helena has a budding romance of her own. A talented weaver, she’s becoming very close to her new landlord, Jago, who’s offered to help her at an upcoming craft fair.

It’s what friends do, and they are just friends. Aren’t they?

With spring in full bloom, Helena and Gilly begin to ask themselves the same question:

Might their new loves lead to happily ever after?


A wonderfully romantic novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Rose Petal Summer and A Country Escape.


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A Light-Hearted Romance!      stars 4.5


A lovely, pleasurable read with a good cast of characters.

It’s spring and romance is in the air for both for Gilly and her daughter Helena. Gilly meets Leo when he stops outside her B & B to ask for directions. Helena, on the other hand, finds herself moving closer to her landlord, Jago, who turns out to be very supportive of her small business. Both mother and daughter wonder if they’ve found themselves long lasting loves . . .

This is such a wonderful book to sink into. The characters are honest and flawed, well-described and very easy to imagine. As with real life, things don’t always go smoothly and the situations both Gilly and Helena find themselves all come about in a perfectly natural and believable way. Katie Fforde is another author who understands family dynamics and her writing is smooth and flows well, her talent shining through. A light-hearted, easy read which I’m very happy to give 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romance
  • Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook
  • Size: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
  • Publication Date: 20 February 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
  •              Google Play
  •              Kobo
  •              W. H. Smith
  •              Waterstones
  •              amazon


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Author Bio


Katie Fforde


I live in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with my family, and I’m a country girl at heart.

I first started writing when my mother gave me a writing kit for Christmas, and once I started I just couldn’t stop. Living Dangerously was my first novel and since then, I haven’t looked back.

Ideas for books are everywhere, and I’m constantly inspired by the people and places around me. From watching TV (yes, it is research) to overhearing conversations, I love how my writing gives me the chance to taste other people’s lives and try all the jobs I’ve never had.

Each of my books explores a different profession or background and my research has helped me bring these to life. I’ve been a porter in an auction house, tried my hand at pottery, refurbished furniture, delved behind the scenes of a dating website, and I’ve even been on a Ray Mears survival course.

I love being a writer; to me there isn’t a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. I particularly enjoy writing love stories. I believe falling in love is the best thing in the world, and I want all my characters to experience it, and my readers to share their stories.


Social Media

Twitter: @KatieFforde

Facebook: @KatieFforde


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