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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Bidding for Love
If you're looking for strong female characters in fun English romantic comedies, you can't go wrong with any of Katie Fforde's books. And, her latest, Bidding for Love, is no exception.
Flora Stanza's uncle died and left her 51% of a family auction house. When she shows up to claim her share, and work in the family business, her stuffy cousin, Charles, and his fiancée, Annabelle, are not happy. Although Charles loves the business, Annabelle has plans to turn it into flats and sell it. Reluctantly, Annabelle turns over a holiday cottage to Flora, who finds herself loving the auction life, and the people of the town. She joins the choir, spends time with her cat and kittens, and starts to make a life, despite her relations with Charles and Annabelle.
As always, in a Katie Fforde book, there's romance and a happy, satisfying ending. Her books take the reader to a warm, comfortable England.
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