A Country Escape

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The Blurb :
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

My Thoughts :
I am a huge fan of Katie Fforde and was delighted to read A Country Escape.
We meet Fran who moves to her Aunt Amy's Hill Top Farm in the Cotswolds. The farm is being run down and can no longer be managed by Amy as she is now in a care home. Although there is a farm hand called Tig, he is still inable to handle everything on his own.
Fran's task now is to run the farm for a year and if she makes profit from it, she gets to inherit it after Amy passes on.
Along with Fran in the running is Roy, Amy's other distant relative who has come over from Austraila just to see if he can get his hands on the farm for the money and not to actually use the farm. But can Aunt Amy see through his ways or is she blindsided by his charm.
Fran has a lot of help from farm hand Tig, her best friend Issi and neighbour Anthony. All of which are charactors you cant help but fall in love with.
Will Fran make a go of the farm and succed at her new adventure of cheese making or will Roy get his hands on it for future development and his inheritence.
As we follow Fran and her journey on the farm we are treated to a few surprises along the way aswell as some romance going on and maybe not just for best friend Issi but for Fran herself.
Katie has a way of drawing the reader into every scene and putting us right in the moment with her descriptive surroundings, I even felt I was on the farm at times with Fran helping her out and smelling that delicious cheese she was making.
This has to be one of my favourite books by Katie Fforde and I can not wait for the next release.


** This has been reviewed for Whispering Stories blog, thank you for the copy **


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 Country Escape by Katie Fforde

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