Wednesday 22 November 2017

The Christmas Stocking & Other Stories by Katie Fforde @KatieFforde @Francesca_PR @PenguinUKBooks

A brand-new book by the Number One Bestselling author Katie Fforde containing NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED Christmas short stories.   Perfect for anyone who loves romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings.  
It's Christmas morning. The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and the turkey's in the oven. Outside the first flakes of snow are beginning to fall. AND HERE IT IS! A personal present from Katie Fforde: six NEW perfectly themed seasonal short stories, guaranteed to make this your happiest Christmas ever! 'A lovely, warm read to sink your teeth into' Heat 'Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches' Sunday Times 'A perfect match for an afternoon curled up on the sofa!' Sun

The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories by Katie Fforde was published in hardback by Century / Penguin on 2 November 2017.  My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review.

I must admit that I rarely read Christmas books, and especially not before December. However, it feels like a long time since I read anything by Katie Fforde and I dipped into The Christmas Stocking and really enjoyed my little foray, away from crime and psychological thrillers, into warm and cosy, Christmas cheer!

The collection contains six stories, and all are around 50-60 pages long, so certainly enough to get your teeth into and the length enables the reader to get to know the characters well. I think Christmas in Disguise is my favourite of them all; it's a quirky and funny tale about trying to fool a selfish employer whilst producing the perfect Christmas lunch and of course, there's more than a touch of romance in there too.

Readers are also treated to an exclusive sneak peak of Katie Fforde's brand new novel; A Country Escape, which will be published in February 2018

Katie Fforde creates a little bit of magic in her stories; her heroines are sparky and gutsy; whether they are earning money by being the Christmas Fairy, or setting up home alone. Her male leads are dashing and handsome, and this is all quite perfectly injects some seasonal cheer into what could be long, dark, wintry evenings for the reader.

Katie Fforde's short stories burst with warmth and good cheer. I felt my heart begin to thaw a little each time I picked this book up. Pure enjoyment, and indulgent pleasure!

Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. Each of her books explores a different profession or background and her research has helped her bring these to life. She's been a porter in an auction house, tried her hand at pottery, refurbished furniture, delved behind the scenes of a dating website, and she's even been on a Ray Mears survival course. She loves being a writer; to her there isn't a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly enjoys writing love stories. She believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and she wants all her characters to experience it, and her readers to share their stories.
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