Katie Fforde Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Living Dangerously (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rose Revived (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Designs (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stately Pursuits (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Skills (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thyme Out (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Artistic Licence (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Highland Fling (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradise Fields (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Restoring Grace (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flora's Lot (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Practically Perfect (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Dutch (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedding Season (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Letters (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Perfect Proposal (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer of Love (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recipe for Love (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A French Affair (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Match (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Vintage Wedding (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Summer at Sea (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

The Undercover Cook (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Staying Away at Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Christmas Feast and Other Stories (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Loves Me, Loves Me Not (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

British author of romance novels, Katie Fforde is well known for her contemporary and ever appealing style of fiction. Easily accessible as it is textured, she has managed to amass herself a sizable audience throughout the many years of her career. With both commercial and critical success, she continues to attract audiences to her unique and distinctive works.

Early and Personal Life

Writer of a number of romance novels, British author Katie Fforde was born on the 27th of September, 1952, as Catherine Rose Gordon-Cumming. Growing up in Wimbledon, London, she spent the majority of her upbringing in the city, something which helped inform much of her later work. With her sister Jane Gordon-Cumming a famous writer as well, her fate as an author was sealed with her passion for literature established early on.

Marrying her husband Desmond Fforde, the cousin of famous writer Jasper Fforde, in 1972, she then had three children; Briony, Francis and Guy. It was only after her third child was born that she begun her career as a writer, whilst using her married name to write under. Living in Stroud in Gloucestershire, she takes an active part in the local community where she sings in the choir there, whilst undertaking a variety of other activities.

Reaching the top of the bestseller lists a number of times too, she’s managed to receive commercial as well as critical success. This is largely due to her own experiences ending up in her work, something which many readers have found themselves able to relate to over the years. Continuing to write, she will carry on into the foreseeable future as there is much more due on the horizon for her.

Writing Career

Arriving on the literary scene in 1995 with her novel ‘Living Dangerously’, she had published a novel that helped establish much of what was to come later on. Creating many of the archetypes that were to follow, it helped set-up the tone, thus providing her with her audience in the years to come. Whilst looking at traditional relationships from her own life, she managed to place her own distinctive take on the romance genre for readers looking for a different perspective.

Reaching the top of the bestseller list of The Sunday Times in 2007, she managed to reach a mass audience with her novel ‘Going Dutch’. This was later reflected with her critical success as well, which helped cement her reputation as a romance writer in good standing. With over nineteen books and counting, her popularity continues to rise year-by-year, with her readership growing internationally. She’s also edited anthologies, such as the ‘Loves Me, Loves Me Not’ collection in 2009, which managed to create a new audience for her. Writing a forward for the book ‘Wannabe a Writer’ in 2007, she takes her craft seriously, something which is also reflected in her position as fourth president of the ‘Romantic Novelists’ Association’, along with being a patron for the UK ‘National Short Short Story Week’. Constantly continuing her involvement as a writer within the literary community, she provides much assistance for others, whilst building her own voice as well. Showing no signs of stopping anytime soon, she’s got a lot more potential as she continues to write to this day.

Living Dangerously

First published in 1995, this was to mark an introductory effort by Katie Fforde that was to be warmly received by her many readers and critics. Featuring much of her now trademarked style and wit, it’s written in a light-hearted and easily accessible style that allows both casual and committed readers alike to delve right in. That’s not to say there isn’t substance there, as the tone and ambiance of the novel convey a realistic portrayal of the characters throughout that’s instantly relatable.

Featuring the story of thirty-five year old Polly Cameron, it tells of how she’s not looking for a relationship with a strong and independent mindset. Seemingly happy with life whilst somewhat world-weary, she’s keen to do things on her own whilst not needing others for company in the process. Residing in a small Gloucestershire town not unlike that of the author, she has her cat for company whilst taking an active part in her local community whilst working at a cafe. This all leads to both her family and friends attempting to set her up with various men in a number of different and increasingly elaborate ways, all efforts which she constantly attempts to fend off. Not wanting to complicate her life anymore, she wants to keep herself busy without relying on others for any help or assistance, instead doing things alone. That’s when a man enters her life to help her reevaluate things and maybe change her mind on what she previously thought to be the case. Will she change her mind and manage to settle down? Can she ever truly be happy? What will become of Polly Cameron as she finds herself living dangerously?

A French Affair

Published on the 1st of January, 2013, this was to mark a somewhat different direction for the writer Katie Fforde as an author, in that it works to establish a different style and tone. Whilst it contains many of her key trademarked style and wit, it also provides a new perspective on the romance genre, keeping it fresh and irreverent in the process. Once again with a female protagonist, Fforde injects many of her own unique experiences into the narrative, helping to keep it relatable and realistic for her now many loyal readers out there.

Two women, Sally and Gina Makepiece, have found themselves with a stall situated in a French House selling antiques in the rural England. The problem is that the proprietor is a fairly stubborn sort named Matthew Ballinger who doesn’t want to change the status-quo and alter things for them. In their attempts to move things forwards they find themselves fighting their passions along with their ambitions, as neither wants to fall in love at this time. Will they get what they want? Can they make the changes they feel necessary? What will become of them all as they find themselves in a French affair?

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