Summer of Love

Summer of Love

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A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Who knows what might happen in a summer of love? Sian Bishop has left the hustle and bustle of the city behind and has thrown herself into a new life in the country. With her young son, her picture-postcard garden and her small thriving business, she's happy and very busy. She is not - repeat not - looking for love. And then, one glorious summer evening, Gus Beresford arrives. One-time explorer, full-time heart-breaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous - and, Sian tells herself, completely wrong for a romantically cautious single woman like her. But she and Gus have met before. And, despite Sian's best intentions, it isn't long before she's falling for him all over again more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Cornerstone
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099539144
  • 9780099539148
  • 135,030

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"Captivating ... Fforde's novels are notable for their gentle humour and this one is no exception... Summer of Love is as deliciously addictive as Fforde's earlier books...if you're after an escapist novel that fizzes with warmth and wit, then this is perfect." * Daily Express * "A heart-warming, uplifting and beautifully written story about the twists and turns that everyday life can bring." * Essentials * "Another terrific Katie Fforde novel." * Woman's Own, 4 stars * "A lovely, warm read to sink your teeth into." * heat, 4 stars * "A captivating and romantic read." * Closer, 4 stars *show more

About Katie Fforde

Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. Each of her books explores a different profession or background and her research has helped her bring these to life. She's been a porter in an auction house, tried her hand at pottery, refurbished furniture, delved behind the scenes of a dating website, and she's even been on a Ray Mears survival course. She loves being a writer; to her there isn't a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly enjoys writing love stories. She believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and she wants all her characters to experience it, and her readers to share their stories. To find out more about Katie Fforde step into her world at, visit her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter more

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"A lovely, warm read to sink your teeth into."show more

Back cover copy

'Summer of Love is as deliciously addictive as Fforde's earlier books ... if you're after an escapist novel that fizzes with warmth and wit, then this is perfect' Daily Express 'Katie Fforde's brilliance shines through in this warm novel' Star 'The perfect summer read ... a well-crafted, intelligently written book' Hello! 'A heart-warming, uplifting and beautifully written story' Essentials 'A captivating and romantic read' Closer 'A lovely warm read' heatshow more

Rating details

3,584 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 31% (1,109)
4 36% (1,285)
3 26% (934)
2 5% (196)
1 2% (60)

Our customer reviews

I had previously read and enjoyed Living Dangerously by Katie Fforde and I was keen to read more of her books, so here we are. With all the rain outside this story was just what I needed, it was a lovely summery read that made me want to go for long woodland walks in the sunshine (obviously not possible what with the weather situation but a very nice thought nonetheless). What I'm trying to say is that it was comforting and easy to read, there was nothing too taxing on the brain and overall it was just a very enjoyable book. I always love a story with a good coincidence or two in it and this certainly had one of those! I realised after things were revealed that I probably should have seen it coming but sometimes it's more fun not to guess what's about to happen. The characters all felt real and very relatable, I found myself getting completely involved in their lives and quite often ended up talking to the book giving my opinion on what I thought should be done (I seem to be doing this a lot lately, is this normal?). I enjoyed reading about Fiona's experiences with internet dating, particularly the strange date to the garden centre which really made my heart pound! I loved that Gus and Sian's son Rory had a great relationship from the start, Rory seemed like such a lovely little boy so it was no wonder everyone took to him so quickly. Gorgeous Gus was actually a favourite of mine, and not just for obvious reasons, he came across as a bit of a jack the lad but I liked how loyal he was to those he cared about and while I understood Sian's misgivings about him, especially as she had her son to think about, I felt annoyed with all the secrets she kept from him and everyone else. There were some funny parts to the story too - a very important meeting near the end of the book had me giggling as I pictured the scene. The events at Rory's birthday party seemed to turn the whole story on its head and once I got to that part there was no way I could stop reading. A heart-warming, romantic story that ticked all the boxes for more
by Kate Verrier
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