The Perfect Match by Katie Fforde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
'The wonderfully romantic new novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love.
Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn't have .
Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent.
Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he's been preoccupied, and she's starting to question if his future hopes and dreams are a perfect match for hers.
And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly in search of his dream house, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is. But she's over him, isn't she?'
When I was offered the chance to review the new title by Katie Fforde I jumped at the chance. I had never read any of Katie Fforde's novels - only a novella - how I do not know!
Bella is the central character in this novel, she is an estate agent who currently lives with her Godmother Alice. Bella is going out with her boss, Nevil. Bella ran from her previous job due to a man, Dominic who was a married man with a child. She left her job and her home for a chance to start again.
Bella, has a professional but friendly relationship with most of her clients as she really feels like she wants to help them. Jane is an elderly lady who loves her home but its beginning to become a little unmanageable for her. Nevil wants her to sell, unlike Bella who desperately tries to find ways of her remaining in her house. There is good news when her nephew Dominic is coming to stay with her - the same Dominic that Bella went running from!
I loved this book as not only do we follow Bella and her relationship but Alice her Godmother and her second chance at love, she meets Michael on a train and forms a firm friendship with him. Although there are many side stories in this novel they all come together really well and none of them feel rushed. Being younger, I was unsure how I would connect to Alice and her story, as she is an older woman, however I found that this was one of my favourite stories within the novel.
Although this was the first book I have read by Katie Fforde this will certainly not be the last. I would recommend this book to any woman, older or younger you will connect to the story in a way and thoroughly enjoy it. I found the book easy to read and read in two sittings. It was wonderfully written and left me with a heartwarming feel.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending me this copy. For me this was 'The Perfect Match!'