Book review: Love Letters by Katie Fforde
AGREEING to help organize a literary festival is not the sort of thing bookseller Laura Horsley would usually do.
Love Letters - Katie Fforde
AGREEING to help organise a literary festival is not the sort of thing bookseller Laura Horsley would usually do.
She’s feeling edgy about the event when, at her first committee meeting, she manages accidentally to imply that she is close friends with the infamous writer Dermot Flynn.
It’s only a little misunderstanding but, before Laura can correct it, wealthy Jacob Stone offers to sponsor the festival, whatever the cost, on the condition that they enlist Dermot as the star speaker.
Rather than jeopardise the festival’s funding, Laura makes the snap decision to find Dermot and secure his support – a decision made easier by the fact that she is thoroughly infatuated with him.
Having spent so much time in the bookshop surrounded by romantic adventures, she is excited by the prospect of finally embarking on one of her own but, having travelled to Ireland to find the elusive writer, she quickly realises that he is a less-than-suitable candidate for Prince Charming.
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It begins to look as though booking Dermot, who is renowned for his reclusive, temperamental behaviour, for the festival might be a lost cause.
Can Laura turn the situation around, resist the charms of the infuriatingly attractive author, and save her career by pulling off the literary festival of the year?