A French Affair by Katie Fforde
(Random House Struik, R235)
Looking for a light-hearted, fun and romantic read for the weekend? Then this novel, with its English countryside setting, unlikely hero and unfolding characters in true Katie Fforde style, is the answer.
The Makepiece sisters, Gina (in PR) and Sally (a crafts designer and mom of twin daughters), inherit a stall in the French House antique market from their eccentric Aunt Rainey (who well knew that neither of them knows anything about antiques). Enter Matthew Ballinger, the moody market owner.
Gina is all plans to revitalise the old French House, but its grumpy owner is averse her maelstrom of ideas. During a trip to France their true feelings for each other are revealed … only to be promptly tested when Matthew’s ex-wife sets her eyes on the property and Gina’s plan to save the French House gets his thumbs down.
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