Has Laura found her leading man? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author . . .
'The queen of uplifting, feel good romance' AJ PEARCE
'Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun' CLOSER
'Katie Fforde is on sparkling form' INDEPENDENT
'Top-drawer romantic escapism' DAILY MAIL
Falling in love can be all too easy . . .
When the bookshop where Laura works is about to close, she finds herself agreeing to help organise a literary festival.
Laura's initial excitement turns to dread when an innocent mistake leads the festival organisers to believe that Laura is a close friend of Dermot Flynn. An infamous writer at the top of their wish list and a notorious recluse to boot.
Always one to rise to a challenge, Laura sets off for Ireland to convince her literary hero to attend the festival.
Falling for him was never part of the plan . . .
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
Hardworking author Fforde's (Wedding Season) latest delivers a cute but meandering story with a Nora Ephron feel. A chance meeting gives quiet bookshop clerk Laura Horsley a chance to organize a literary festival. Though Laura is initially unsure of herself, she gains the support of a potential sponsor, on the condition she fly to Ireland to find and bring back reclusive author, Dermot Flynn. Contrary to her expectations, handsome Dermot agrees on the shocking condition that she sleep with him. Laura, a virgin, acquiesces, only to fall asleep before the deed is done. After Laura returns to England, circumstances bring Laura and Dermot together to teach a writing course, and Laura finally fulfills her earlier agreement. But when an encounter with a rival for Dermot's affections leaves Laura feeling like nothing more than a one night stand, she becomes determined to avoid Dermot. In the old-fashioned tradition of the great misunderstanding, Linda and Dermot's quarrels are eventually resolved. The focus on the heroine's personal growth and the closed door sex scenes lends this novel a comfortable if predictable retro Cinderella chick lit sensibility.