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A Springtime Affair – Katie Fforde

What better way to avoid all the doom and gloom than to read a Katie Fforde book and one full of bright, optimism and spring cheer.

Spring always heralds new beginnings and it is no different it seems for mother and daughter Gilly and Helena.

Gilly is happy with running her bespoke B & B she enjoys the work and meeting people and embraces the little touches that make her establishment stand out from the rest – like homemade shortbread! Leo though arrives in her life rather unexpectedly and his chosen career of estate agent might come in useful if Gilly decides to move on.

Helena is about to lose her home and whilst she knows that she can go home, her weaving loom does take up rather a lot of room. When a chance encounter to help new landlord Jago leads to some interesting events, it seems that Jago is a chance encounter worth pursuing.

In the meantime, Helena’s brother Martin and obsessive wife Cressida have other ideas about how Gilly should be spending her days. They seem rather in conflict in the way Gilly wants to spend them. Helena is also struggling to see the image of her mother that Martin is trying to portray.

Surely the new blossoms of spring will come to fully bud and the dead weeds will disappear forever?

This is a joyous book which takes you through family dynamics and new love. Added to this is the delicious recipes of Gilly and the wonderful creations of Helena’s weaving which make this a true Katie Fforde book.

 

A must for all fans and for anyone who wishes to escape. Perfect reading to soothe the soul. 

Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for the opportunity to read this book. 

 

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