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Second Thyme Around: A Novel epub ebook

by Katie Fforde

Second Thyme Around: A Novel epub ebook

Author: Katie Fforde
Category: Women's Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (November 5, 2004)
Pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 0312335407
ISBN13: 978-0312335403
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 667
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Katie Fforde is a London Times-bestselling novelist who lives in Gloucestershire, England, with her husband and some of her three children

Katie Fforde is a London Times-bestselling novelist who lives in Gloucestershire, England, with her husband and some of her three children. Her hobbies are ironing and housework, but, unfortunately, she has almost no time for them as she feels it is her duty to keep a close eye on the afternoon chat shows. Библиографические данные. Second Thyme Around: A Novel. St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2004.

This item:Second Thyme Around: A Novel by Katie Fforde Paperback . A real life situation, a second time round for marriage, relationships and the characters were very real.

British author Fforde's sixth novel is an extremely good-natured, if rather predictable, romantic comedy. Well, at least I'm completely over him," Perdita, an unattached organic gardener who's approaching 30, prophetically mutters to herself when her ex-husband, Lucas, suddenly resurfaces as the local inn's new chef. The tale with its twists and turns, plus its comical side keeps your nose glued to the story to the very end.

One of my favourite Katie Fforde books. I always enjoy Katie Fforde's books and this one was no exception. The main character is strong and independent and I like the setting in the 'tunnels' and the restaurant. Lucas is a great brooding yet kind underneath love interest. Entertaining throughout. Then you sigh and say is that all and immediately start to look for more of Katie Fforde's books.

Second Thyme Around book. I re-read it when I need to cheer myself up with a happy ending. For years, things have run quite smoothly for Perdita and her.

Katie Fforde ablished by the fire in the snug, each nursing a glass of cold red wine, Perdita said, ‘Fire away then. She listened patiently, but it felt like a Pyrrhic victory. Soon, no doubt, she would revel in Janey’s happiness, and not think her own peace of mind was too great a sacrifice

For years, things have run quite smoothly for Perdita and her organic gardening business

For years, things have run quite smoothly for Perdita and her organic gardening business  . No commitment, cancel anytime.

Second Thyme Around by Katie Fforde Thyme Out by Katie Fforde Are these the same book (with 2 different titles) or are they 2 different books with different plots?

Second Thyme Around by Katie Fforde Thyme Out by Katie Fforde Are these the same book (with 2 different titles) or are they 2 different books with different plots? . Second Thyme Around by Katie Fforde. Thyme Out by Katie Fforde. Are these the same book (with 2 different titles) or are they 2 different books with different plots? Answer.

A sneak peek of Katie’s new novel. Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. To find out more about Katie Fforde step into her world at ww. atiefforde. Also by Katie Fforde.

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For years, things have run quite smoothly for Perdita and her organic gardening business. So what if her hair needs a complete overhaul, her sweater has more holes than Swiss cheese, and there's no hope of a boyfriend on the horizon? The last thing Perdita wants is a meddlesome man in her life-but she's about to get one, in the form of her completely infuriating ex-husband, Lucas.

Lucas in disagreeable, curt, arrogant, and smolderingly gorgeous. He's also the new chef at Grantly House, Perdita's number-one customer. Worse, Mr. Grantly has the insane idea of starting a television cooking show that will put Lucas and Perdita together as "The Gourmet and the Gardener."

Now, things are heating up in the kitchen--and elsewhere. With the bright lights blazing and old feelings stirring the pot, it could be a recipe for disaster...or absolute delight.

Reviews (7)
INvait
This book begins with a lovely dedication: "To the older women I have known and loved, many thanks for your wisdom." We are then plunged headlong into a lighthearted tale of Perdita, an organic gardener, and her new client, a temperamental chef who turns out to be her ex-husband.
It is only toward the end of the book that one realizes there are two stories here. One is a fast and saucy bit of fluff a la Taming of the Shrew. Will Perdita and the loathed-ex Lucas ever stop fighting long enough to acknowledge the strong attraction between them? Will Lucas stop making fun of Perdita's beloved vegetables? Will Perdita stop sneering at Lucas's beloved kitchen? Will they remarry and live happily ever after? In typical Katie Fforde style, the story is told with such charm that it merrily zips along to its fairly obvious and very satisfying ending.
But there is another story here, and that is where the dedication comes in. Much deeper and more meaningful, it is the story of two dear friends, one of whom (Perdita) is just under 30 years old, and the other of whom (Kitty) is 87. Kitty, who is godmother to Perdita's gadabout mother, was mother/nurse/confidante/mentor and friend to the younger woman all through her childhood and formative years, as Perdita's parents dumped her with Kitty throughout her childhood so that they could pursue a lifetime of exotic travel. The relationship, which suited both child and mentor, deepened over the years into one of two soulmates, no matter how different in age.
While Perdita is pursuing her saucy relationship with Lucas, she is also facing possible tragedy when the whiskey-swilling, pipe-smoking, fiercely independent Kitty suffers a serious stroke. Perdita must face the inevitable loss of her dearest friend, if not from this stroke, then from another cause; after all, Kitty is almost 90.
The realization of one's mortality, of the importance of friendship, and of the impact of the very few but very treasured friends of the heart provides the counterpoint to the comedy. And it is so subtle that it is only when the book ends that the reader absorbs the deeper meaning.
Bravo, Katie, for this lovely tale. Bravo for making us laugh and smile while reminding us in your own unique way about what is important in life--and what is not.

Jan
OK, this isn't going to win the Booker Prize, but I found this book charming and absorbing. It's basically a romance but the main female character (Perdita) is likeable and not sitting around waiting for Prince Charming. I don't normally like romances but this book has much more substance and quality than the average romance.

Heroine Perdita has a life of her own already and is not looking for a man. She has a small organic gardening business and loves what she does even if she's not going to get rich doing it. Perdita's ex-husband Lucas walks back into her life. Perdita and Lucas had been married a number of years ago when Perdita was still in her teens; he left her for another woman and broke her heart. He's the new gourmet chef at a restaurant that she supplies -- she delivers vegetables there everyday. There is the predictable sexual tension between the two (she's attracted sexually but still mad at him), but it's all done so well you don't really care if it's predictable. Being set in an English village added to the charm, as does Perdita's loving relationship with the delightful 80-something "Aunt" Kitty, who has more or less raised her.

This is the first book I've read by this author -- I'm looking forward to reading more and hope they're as good.

GawelleN
Everything Katie Fforde writes turns to gold. She is by far one of the most phenomenal writers of her time. My only complaint is that I wish that Americans would be more aware of this fab author. You will not be disappointed in Ms. Fforde. If u are looking for a sex filled romp, this isn't the book for you.

If you ARE wanting a sweet and fun light and airy comedy then this book is for you. Katie Fforde has wonderfully developed characters, in idyllic settings. Often with a lot of mishaps thrown in the mix!

Karon
A happy romp through a chef’s kitchen and a market gardener’s growing tunnels plus a delightful characterful old lady all add up to delightful love story

Wenes
Love Katie Fforde Books

Styphe
One of my favourite Katie Fforde books.The main character is strong and independent and I like the setting in the 'tunnels' and the restaurant. Lucas is a great brooding yet kind underneath love interest. Entertaining throughout.

Dammy
I always enjoy Katie Fforde's books and this one was no exception. A real life situation, a second time round for marriage, relationships and the characters were very real.The tale with its twists and turns, plus its comical side keeps your nose glued to the story to the very end. Then you sigh and say is that all and immediately start to look for more of Katie Fforde's books.

The title gives it away, but this is a first for one of Ms. Fforde's books. How difficult this man is, but they say opposites attract---but also clash. And what a different man he was in his private life.

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