Stately Pursuits Paperback
by Katie Fforde
Just the thing for a broken heart. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. 'I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while...' Hetty Longden's mother thinks that looking after Great Uncle Samuel's crumbling stately home will be just the thing for Hetty's broken heart.
Hetty doesn't mind; at least she can be miserable in private.
But 'private' is a relative term in a village which revolves around the big house.
Particularly when you are expected to thwart Great Uncle Samuel's awful heir, and his nefarious plans for his inheritance.
Pitchforked into the community's fight to save the manor, Hetty has no time to wallow. And once she has shared her troubles with one neighbour (Caroline: a very understanding shoulder, despite her glamorous appearance and impossibly long legs), and cast an appreciative eye over another (Peter: equally long-legged, but offering rather more practical help), she wonders if her heart is irretrievably broken after all...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 23/10/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099446682
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Review by risadabomb
Could not get into this novel at all. Hetty was not very interesting and neither was this book.
Review by Elphaba71
Thoroughly enjoyed, even though a bit predictable :)
Review by Gorthalon
I had high hopes for this book and to be quite honest, it was a disappointment.<br/><br/>The history and conservation was interesting and everything about the house was great.<br/>The first third or so had some good bits. However, that's pretty much everything positive I can say. The book took a huge nosedive once 'the barbarian' arrived. Why on earth would anyone even like someone who treated them so badly? It's just ridiculous.<br/><br/>I definitely don't recommend this book.