Laura, younger than her years, relies on books for action in her life. But now her ideal job in a bookshop is ending, leaving her at loose ends. Arranging author signings is her forte. At her farewell event, she meets a strong-willed literary agent who compels her forward into her future. Next thing you know, Laura is helping plan a literary festival, meeting new friends, and heading off to Ireland to hunt up Dermot Flynn, an elusive author who will absolutely put the festival on the map. She finds adventure and more new friends; then, under the influence of much strong drink, she offers her body to Flynn to get him to attend the festival. Laura is more naive and innocent than many of Fforde’s heroines, but she is as lovable and stalwart as any who have gone before her. She finds resources within herself that she never knew were there, has her heart broken, survives, and learns to make her way in the world with great success. In all, a sweet and engaging romance. --Danise Hoover
"Fforde's cosy style is strangely comforting and Laura's transformation from ingenue to confident and lustful young woman makes for an enjoyable summer read." Daily Telegraph "I was engrossed in this tale." The Sun "Kate Fforde's latest read is the perfect escapism - the witty dialogue and sizzling romance will keep you entertained in the long summer evenings." Press Association (syndicated article) "Laura is searching for love and finds work with literary agent Eleanora. She ends up running a book festival in Ireland and trying to convince a reclusive author to take part. Will she find love while she is there?" Daily Record "a sweet and endearing read." News of the World
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