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Romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. The deliciously romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of A Vintage Wedding.

Emily is happy with her life just as it is.

She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she’s also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air.

So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.

But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.

Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily.

And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.

Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?

Reviews

It’s a delightfully engaging read.

Sunday Express

Warm, brilliant, and full of love, drop anchor and curl up with this.

Heat

A supremely engaging book from the doyenne of contemporary romance….it is Fforde’s characters that give this book its irresistible emotional pull…a thoroughly modern tale of love, career and family, perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the sofa.

The Lady

A lovely read.

South Wales Evening Post

If I had to choose the perfect writer to cheer me up on a shivery winter’s day I’d definitely go for Katie Fforde…

Emma Lee Potter blog

A lovely warm, escapist read

Choice Magazine

Engaging romance

Woman & Home

Katie Fforde is one of our favourite authors and A Summer at Seais an utterly charming and delightful book. It’s an atmospheric and beautiful read, perfect for escapist reading over the weekend! We loved it!

Hot Brands Cool Places

The perfect holiday book… A really nice read

What the Red Head Said Blog

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099579328

    May 1, 2017

    Arrow

    368 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780890869

    March 1, 2016

    Century

    368 pages

    RRP $37.00

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

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  • Hardback

    9781780890852

    February 15, 2016

    Century

    368 pages

    RRP $40.00

    Online retailers

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

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Also by Katie Fforde

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

Recommendations

Fifty Shades Darker
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Girl on the Train
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Mistress
Tiger Men
Amber and Alice
The Golden Age
A Long Way from Home
Uncommon Type
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans
Line of Fire