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The brand new heart-warming romance from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Country Escape and A Secret Garden.

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The brand new heart-warming romance from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Country Escape and A Secret Garden.
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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FALL IN LOVE...
Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland.

She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it's time to make a change and do something different for a while?

The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man who she met some years previously and who she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental.

Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning country house she's now living in. But the estate is in financial difficulties, and Caro soon realises there's only one way to rescue it.

So begins a magical romantic summer, one that will take Caro from Scotland to London and the south of France, in search of a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes.

Romance, humour, a cast of warm and totally believable characters and the tantalising possibility of happily-ever-after? It must be a Katie Fforde novel.
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The whole world loves Katie Fforde's work:
"Modern-day Austen. Great fun" Red
"Top-drawer romantic escapism" Daily Mail
"Warm, brilliant and full of love" Heat
"Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches" Sunday Times
"Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun" Closer
"Curl up on the sofa with this book and dream... delightful" The Lady

"Deliciously enjoyable" Woman and Home
"Uplifting and delightful" Hot Brands Cool Places

Reviews

We absolutely loved it, an uplifting and delightful perfect weekend read! Highly recommended!

Hot Brands Cool Places

A perfect antidote to grey weather, I encourage you to curl up on the sofa with this book and dream of the summer to come. Delightful.

The Lady

We fell in love with this heartwarming tale

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781780897554

    March 19, 2019

    Century

    400 pages

    RRP $37.00

    Online retailers

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  • Hardback

    9781780897547

    March 7, 2019

    Century

    400 pages

    RRP $40.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

Extract

Prologue

Two decades earlier

Caro pulled her jersey over her knees knowing she should just be sensible and have an early night. She’d said her goodbyes to her friends who were having drinks not far away and she had a cab booked for five in the morning to get her over to the other side of the Greek island where she’d been staying to catch the ferry to the mainland and the airport.

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