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 of cows.She's going to need a lot of help from her best friend Issi, and also from her wealthy and very eligible neighbour - who might just have his own reasons for being so supportive. Is it the farm he is interested in? Or Fran herself?Warm, funny and wonderfully romantic, this is Katie Forde at her very best.A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. A YEAR TO FALL IN LOVE. The BRAND NEW deliciously romantic novel from the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author of A Summer At Sea and A Secret Garden.'Modern Day Austen. Great fun!' Red'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail'Deliciously enjoyable' Woman & Home'Effortlessly lovable' Closer...
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A Country Escape Reviews
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 proposition.
Amy was widowed at a early age and and never had children of her own. Now Amy is elderly and is unable to cope with Hilltop Farm where she has lived for all her adult life. Amy traced her family tree and found Fr ...more
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 on the farm as Fran tries to make it a success. Even when things were going wrong her determination was so lovely to see especially as she has to figure out new ideas to make a living.
There is a wonderful range of c ...more
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 with my tastes but this time the nervousness was unfounded. I really like the whole inherit the farm, make a profit, and have a rural life. It's why I love the Harvest Moon games. Sometimes the whole city girl goes to ...more
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 around in 12 months, then she will inherit the farm. Fran makes a good start with the help of her best friend Issi, (who comes to enjoy the country life as much as Fran thanks for a blossoming relationship), the farm he ...more
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 cold winter's evening with a handsome hero and a villain to hiss at..
Twenty-seven year old Fran who has been working as a chef in London has a year to prove to a distant relative that she is a fit person to inherit ...more
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 about the farmhouse, but nothing about the farm or stock. Fran never goes out and explores the farm, & it's only 2/3 of the way through that we discover the cows are kept indoors (this was weird to me, it's not ...more
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 for Fran when she leaves her cheffing job in London to run a distant relative's farm after she moved into a care home. The farm is rundown but has potential, the question is, has Fran the expertise and finance to rea ...more
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