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

  • Kim
    Feb 09, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Helen French
    Mar 15, 2018
    This is a sweet, cozy book with a rather straightforward plotline that is nevertheless charming if you're in the mood for a light read. Fran is one of the last living relatives of cousin/aunt (I can't exactly recall) Amy, who is too elderly now to run her beloved farm. If Fran spend...
  • Mikey Fernández
    Mar 08, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Alison
    Aug 23, 2018
    Delicious English romance about a London chef who is contacted by a distant relative and invited to spend a year looking after her farm in the Cotswolds, at the end of the year she could inherit the farm if she makes a go of it. Fran comes down to her great aunt's farm to find it de...
  • Amanda
    Mar 24, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Leonie Byrne
    Jan 31, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Michael Cayley
    Feb 17, 2018
    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...
  • Clare
    Feb 06, 2018
    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...
  • Suze Lavender
    Feb 27, 2018
    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
    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 ...
  • Megan
    May 29, 2018
    I usually really enjoy Katie Fforde books but have to say that this was not her best. The farm setting and the cheese-making storyline were promising but the characters felt very underdeveloped, as did the relationships between them. I had to look back a few times to check I hadn't mis...
  • Angela Newby
    Feb 22, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Steph Hayward-bailey
    Jul 25, 2018
    Really enjoyed this book a standard Fforde romance. Loved it. ...
  • Karen Cleary
    Mar 11, 2018
    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...
  • Hannah
    Aug 18, 2018
    I always love Katie fforde?s books and this was no exception. The characters were fun, plot was cute, and I learned a little bit about cheese. ...