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Summer of Love by Katie Fforde

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List Price: £14.99

 

Hardcover: 384 Pages.

Published: 17 March 2011 by Century

Edition: 1st

ISBN: 1846056500

EAN: 9781846056505

Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness – a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country.

Her good intentions are torpedoed on a glorious summer’s evening with the arrival of Gus Berresford. One-time explorer and full-time heartbreaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous and a completely inappropriate love interest for a single mum. But Gus and Sian have met before…

Sian has no use for a fling, she simply mustn’t fall in love with the most unlikely suitor ever to cross her path – even if he has now crossed her path twice. But who knows what can happen in a summer of love…

Reviews

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Not quite real enough

I hesitated about what rating to give this book. It is a good and very enjoyable romance novel by a very accomplished writer and I found it entertaining. The problem was that, although the writing and the enjoyment factor could earn it a higher star rating it was badly let down by one very large, unbelievable element of the plot.

Sian is a single mother who conceived her very cute and extremely well behaved child in an uncharacteristic night of passion. Although the man went away immediately afterwards and was difficult to contact we are asked to believe that it was impossible for her to find out his identity even though she apparently wanted to and even though, four years later, this one night has left her in love with him. This is just not credible and taints the rest of the story.

I wish that I could more easily have accommodated this plot issue as the rest of the book is very entertaining and as well written as all of her novels. A real pity that the plotting wasn't more realistic.

 
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