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Recipe for Love Paperback – March 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Export (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846056535
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846056536
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,218,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Deliciously enjoyable!" Woman & Home "Charming, fun and undeniably romantic, this is perfect reading for a lazy spring afternoon." 4 stars, Closer "Katie Fforde fans will love her latest novel Recipe for Love." Yours "This fun and witty novel combines mouth watering recipes, a beautiful location and an intriguing love story and is an absolute must read for all Fforde fans." No.1 Magazine "A treat! " Star Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Katie Fforde was born and brought up in London but has lived in Gloucestershire with her family for the last thirty years. She and her husband started married life on the water where they took a pair of narrowboats around the canals as a hotel. With her husband away at sea for a lot of the time and two young sons to look after the germ of her writing career began. It was when they moved to Stroud and after her daughter was born that Katie, encouraged by her mother, finally took up the challenge to write. Her first novel, Living Dangerously, went on to be chosen as part of the WHSmith Fresh Talent promotion. There have been over seventeen novels since, as well as some grandchildren. Her hobbies, when she has time for them, are singing in a choir and flamenco dancing. Katie Fforde is President of the Romantic Novelists' Association. To find out more about Katie Fforde visit her website at www.katiefforde.com and follow her on Twitter @KatieFforde.

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Customer Reviews

I love her characters and her quirky story lines.
Raewyn Connolly
I enjoy them, even though they are predictable and sometimes the main character drives me crazy (although less so with the more recent books).
Ann
I highly recommend readers to read Recipe For Love.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mirjam on July 18, 2012
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I have enjoyed most of Katie Fforde earlier books: escapism at its best, nice characters, nice plot. The realness of the characters was the most attractive feature of these books. Or maybe I have to correct this: the women are real, the men, well they are cardboard fantasies: the strong, handsome and silent types, a bit boring. But because the women are so real it doesn't matter.

Every new book was received with great enthusiasm: one (maybe two) very happy days.

This changed after 'Going Dutch'. Every new book became more and more formulaic. Summer of Love was really, really, really bad. I didn't even finish it. Every character was cardboard: drained of spirit and surprise. It seemed like the life has seeped out of Miss Ffordes novels. And that is bad. In this book she tries to retrieve something that resembles a plot. Thanks to Master Chef she achieves that. But the other part of storytelling is slightly less bad than in her previous book: the characterisation. The male character, as said previously not Miss Ffordes forte, is weak and bleak. The female main character is slightly less boring, because she can feel things like insecurity, joy, disappointment and resentment. That's something.

But nothing comes naturally. Everything feels forced. Nowhere the character springs of the page and joins you on the sofa to the kitchen, into the loo. You never have that fantastic experience that there is a new friend in your head: laughing with you, energize you in doing all these things that women in chicklit do. I am not a great `do-er' . But women in chicklit do things: they make things. Often they bake, clean up offices, have great parties with greater friends, make their own cloths etc. That makes me laugh. That's why I read these books. Because they are cheery friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Y. Klein on January 24, 2013
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I love Katie Fforde, and have not read any of her books that do not deserve 5 stars. They are easy to read, the readers becomes fully acquainted with the characters and you do not want the book to end. Wonderful relaxing read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jac on August 7, 2012
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I read all Katie fforde books so I didn't hesitate to pay the inflated price of this book to read it.
Was it worth it? I don't think so, it was ok but nowhere near her others in quality and humour.
The love story seemed a little forced and not really engaging, I'm not a fussy chick lot reader, I pretty much like anytging with humour and bit of mushy stuff and yet I just couldn't get there with this one.
So saying it would be worth reading if it was $5 or under but not the $16 I payed.
Her last book the wedding season was heaps better I thought so if you want a good one skip this n try that:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Franky on March 28, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Very hard to stop reading until the book is finished!
Highly recommended for nice light entertainment!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By suzbuz1st on March 21, 2013
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She always comes up to scratch in her books! I love her characters and story lines. I only wish it was easier to get her books in the U.S.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JMAM on March 9, 2013
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Probably the best Katie Fforde so far. Especially if you're hooked on the foodie programmes, it seems topical and fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonny on February 24, 2013
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I enjoy all Katie Fforde books. I have almost got her whole selection. It is a great book especially for "Foodies" Loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gillian Paterson on February 5, 2013
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I mostly do enjoy Katie Fforde and this was typical, fun and makes one forget one`s cares! You feel that she has done her homework. I look forward to the next.
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