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A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. A YEAR TO FALL IN LOVE. The BRAND NEW deliciously romantic novel from the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author of A Summer At Sea and A Secret Garden.

A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. A YEAR TO FALL IN LOVE.
The BRAND NEW deliciously romantic novel from the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author of A Summer At Sea and A Secret Garden.

'Modern Day Austen. Great fun!' Red
'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail
'Deliciously enjoyable' Woman & Home
'Effortlessly lovable' Closer

Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true.

She has just moved in to a beautiful but very run-down farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an old aunt who has told Fran that if she manages to turn the place around in a year, the farm will be hers.

But Fran knows nothing about farming. She might even be afraid of cows.

She's going to need a lot of help from her best friend Issi, and also from her wealthy and very eligible neighbour - who might just have his own reasons for being so supportive.

Is it the farm he is interested in? Or Fran herself?

Warm, funny and wonderfully romantic, this is Katie Forde at her very best.

Reviews

Fran has made the brave decision to move into a beautiful but run-down farm in the Cotswolds. She has one year to make a success of it, and to prove to herself and to the old lady who owns it that she can manage on her own. But can she? She’s going to need a lot of help. Not least from her very eligible neighbour next door …

from the publisher's description

A captivating read, the perfect tonic for these long winter months.

Emma Lee Potter Blog

Engaging, life affirming, exquisite book.

Shaz's Book Blog

Easily one of my favourite books by this always talented author.

Rachel's Random Reads

A Country Escapeis another delightful opportunity to settle back and enjoy a wonderful escapist read. Highly Recommended!

Hot Brands Cool Places

I loved this from start to finish but the last few chapters literally made it unputdownable as I just needed to know what happened next! As I’ve always said, Katie never disappoints.

Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You Blog

Good, warming winter reading

Choice Magazine

great fun

Mama Geek blog

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Also by Katie Fforde

A Secret Garden
A Summer at Sea
The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories
A Vintage Wedding
Summer of Love
Recipe for Love
A French Affair
Love Letters
Practically Perfect
Going Dutch
Wedding Season
The Rose Revived
The Perfect Match
A Christmas Feast
Candlelight at Christmas
Katie Fforde's Winter Collection
A Christmas in Disguise (Short Story)
From Scotland With Love (Short Story)
Staying Away at Christmas (Short Story)
The Undercover Cook
A Perfect Proposal
Flora's Lot
Restoring Grace
Paradise Fields

Recommendations

Fifty Shades of Grey
Birdsong
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Voyager
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Breath
Ready Player One
A Long Way from Home
The Light Between Oceans
The Travelling Cat Chronicles