Thursday 21 February 2019

Review ~ A Rose Petal Summer by Katie Fforde

๐ŸŒ  Happy Publication Day ๐ŸŒ 

21 February 2019

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book

Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland. She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it's time to make a change and do something different for a while?

The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man who she met some years previously and who she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental.

Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning country house she's now living in. But the estate is in financial difficulties, and Caro soon realises there's only one way to rescue it.

So begins a magical romantic summer, one that will take Caro from Scotland to London and the south of France, in search of a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes.

My thoughts..

With her life in a bit of a dull spot, Caro Swanson decides to take on the temporary role of companion to an elderly gentleman who lives on a remote estate in a beautiful part of Scotland. Expecting to be there for just a short time, Caro is very soon gets drawn in the dynamics of Murdo's rather crazy family, and it's not just that her relationship with the irascible Murdo stretches her patience to the limit, but she also has an entirely unexpected meeting with Murdo's son, Alex, who is someone she  knew, very briefly, years ago.

Caro's time in the idyllic setting of Glen Liddell is filled with an abundance of people who all seem to need Caro in one way or another and yet, it is her relationship with the rather delicious Alex where the story really starts to come together. I can't say too much more about what happens as that would spoil things, however, it's a really lovely story, and I was soon immersed in all the crazy goings-on in Caro's life.

There is no doubt that this author gets right into the heart of what makes people tick. She always infuses her characters with such personality that it's hard not to like them, and flitting between Scotland and London A Rose Petal Summer becomes such an enjoyable 'feel-good' read which is perfect for long, hot summer days.  I loved it ๐Ÿ˜Š

Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family and is a true country girl at heart. Each of her books explores a different profession or background and her research has helped to bring these to life.

Twitter @KatieFforde

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