Time for escapism: A Rose Petal Summer by Katie FForde

A Rose Petal Summer: It’s never too late to fall in loveSometimes I just want to read a “nice” book, one that won’t stress me in anyway and will provide me with a bit of escape.  Katie Fforde writes those kinds of novels, along with some other authors whom I enjoy, including Erica James and Jill Mansell.

This book definitely requires suspension of disbelief and an ability to accept random coincidences along with some unlikely good luck…but that is the point.  The novel begins with a short prequel in Greece and then readers spend time in London (some of the time on a houseboat), Scotland and France.  There are old loves revived, an actress ingenue and her older fiancee, a young girl looking for independence and… perfume.

This is not a weighty read but it is a pleasant diversion.  Keep it in mind for a time when you truly want to destress.

 

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