Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas Reading Challenge: Katie Fforde - From Scotland with Love

When Daisy travels to Scotland to confront notorious author Rory McAllan, little does she know that within hours she’ll be snowed in with him. But surely she's not going to have to spend her precious New Year's Eve with him too? 

Put the champagne on ice, get the fireworks ready and step into the wonderfully warm, witty and romantic world of Katie Fforde. Plus the first chance to read the opening chapter of Katie's new novel, The Perfect Match, out in March. 

Amazon link: Kindle

One of the things I love most about this time of year is the abundance of short stories and novellas to get you into the festive spirit so when I saw that Katie Fforde had a short story available on NetGalley I had to request a copy of From Scotland with Love to read. 

When Daisy decides to go on a spur of a moment trip to Scotland, to get some book plates signed by reclusive author Rory McAllan to prove herself to her boss after a hiccup at one of his recent book signings, the last thing she expected was to find herself stranded with him in the middle of nowhere during a storm.

Right from the outset you get to see Daisy as she is, an ambitious young girl with good intentions albeit completely unprepared for the weather and the circumstances she finds herself in.  Rory meanwhile is the complete opposite, someone who has been hurt in the past so prefers his solitude and privacy, so how will he cope when the energetic Daisy bursts into his life?  

This was a sweet, heart-warming tale perfect for reading in a single sitting although if I'm honest I would have liked a little more as it was over far too quick. It was fairly obvious from the start how it was all going to end but I didn't mind that so much as it was still an enjoyable read. 

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