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Stately Pursuits by Katie Fforde
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Stately Pursuits

by Katie Fforde

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*sigh* Another book where the heroine is pretty, talented and falls on her feet...but what the heck, I still loved it. This was a good mix of escapism and romance, with a bit of comedy thrown in. Working in heritage, the location was great, and I totally got the love, sweat and tears that the characters poured into the property. A good, quick holiday/ escapist read! ( )
  peelap | Feb 3, 2019 |
Hetty house-sits in a stately home. She quickly gets caught up in village life. A good plot although the characters were a bit flat: too much conversational banter and recorded thoughts, making some of Hetty's reactions a bit unlikely. Pleasant reading overall. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Fluff book, easy to predict what was going to happen. Good book to listen to while working out at the gym. ( )
  Pmaurer | Jul 26, 2013 |
Fluffy fun with engaging characters. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
Thoroughly enjoyed, even though a bit predictable :) ( )
  Elphaba71 | Mar 11, 2012 |
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To my Mother / Barbara Gordon-Cumming / 1912-1996
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Hetty was humming to herself as she drove up the rutted track to Alistair's cottage.
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"You're not doing very much at the moment, darling. I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while?"

Thus begins the irresistible story of two fixer-uppers-an old house and a young woman-and their efforts to recapture their true luster.

When Hetty Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, agrees to look after her great-uncle's long-abandoned mansion in the British countryside, she's at something of a lifetime low. With no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates, she hope for nothing more than some good old-fashioned escape. What she finds includes a cast of quirky an ever-present neighbors, a couple of SNAGs (Sensitive New Age Guys), some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house, and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again.
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"You're not doing very much at the moment, darling. I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while?"

Thus begins the irresistible story of two fixer-uppers-an old house and a young woman-and their efforts to recapture their true luster.

When Hetty Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, agrees to look after her great-uncle's long-abandoned mansion in the British countryside, she's at something of a lifetime low. With no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates, she hope for nothing more than some good old-fashioned escape. What she finds includes a cast of quirky an ever-present neighbors, a couple of SNAGs (Sensitive New Age Guys), some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house, and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again.

A British bestseller that's as inviting as an elegant old house full of unexplored rooms (after a good scrubbing-down, of course), Stately Pursuits is the funniest, smartest, and warmest read of the season.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:52 -0400)

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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're expected to thwart Great Uncle Samuel's awful heir, and his infamous 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, and cast and appreciative eye over another, she wonders if her heart is irretrievable broken after all...… (more)

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