Books by Katie Fforde

B-
A Perfect Proposal

Like the foam on a high priced, overly sugared cup of fancy coffee, this book is fluffy and sweet. It has no real substance but the lightness of it (and the fact it knows that it is light) works for it rather than against it. On the other hand, the overly-indulgent length leaves you in a bit of a di ...

C
Love Letters

Sometimes we need a cozy romance to slow down our world and take a breather. Since Ms. Fforde is an author known for her cozies, I expected to be charmed into a peaceful world with minor setbacks, a world completely different than the one I see around me. Instead, I was given a book with a title poi ...

A-
Second Time Around

Going back to early favourites can be frightening, for fear that memory played tricks on you. When I decided to re-read and review the first chick lit book I ever read, I was a bit anxious. But luckily for me and my peace of mind, I found that Second Thyme Around stands up to both time and closer ...

B+
Practically Perfect

I went on a major glom of Katie Fforde's books a year ago. While I found the quality of her books to be a bit hit or miss, Practically Perfect is one of my favorites. If you think chick lit is solely made up of heroines obsessed with shopping, this book should disabuse you of that notion. Anna ...

C+
Bidding For Love

I think I’ve read this book a couple of hundred times before. It just had a different name and author. A girl gets a chance at a new life, moves to a new town completely out of her orbit, makes friends and enemies, finds a guy to play with and a guy to fall in love with, all the while Discovering ...

D+
Artistic License

There was quite a bit of buzz about Katie Fforde's books a while back, so I was excited to try one of them. Maybe I picked the wrong one or maybe I just don't get it. Either way, Artistic License features a terribly flighty heroine who never endeared herself to me and the book, while a quick read, w ...

C-
Second Thyme Around

Second Thyme Around made me wish for much more - more humor, more character development, more emotion. Although I enjoyed the pleasantly quirky narrative style, the book never gripped me enough to recommend it, particularly at the hardcover price. Fey organic farmer Perdita Dyl ...