One Enchanted Evening, Katie Fforde

One Enchanted Evening opening lines: Just for a moment, Meg was on her own on the station platform. She had travelled into deepest Dorset and it felt like another world.

One Enchanted Evening

My blurb:

Ever since attending Mme Wilson’s cooking school, Meg has wanted to cook in a professional kitchen. And now it is going to happen! Alexandra and Antoine have made her dream come true. She will be going to work in a kitchen in Provence. But before she heads off, she decides to spend some time with her mother. Louise is running a small hotel and instead of Meg coming to visit, she ends up cooking. Despite how much she loves her work she has to go to France. Not only to fulfil her dream and obligation, but because working for the hotel owner’s son is not what she wants to do.

One Enchanted Evening
Ever since she can remember, Meg has wanted to be a professional cook.
But it’s 1964, and in restaurant kitchens all over England it is still a man’s world.
Then she gets a call from her mother who is running a small hotel in Dorset.
There’s an important banqueting event coming up. She needs help and she needs it now!
When Meg arrives, the hotel seems stuck in the past. But she loves a challenge, and sets to work.
She has reckoned without Justin, the son of the hotel owner, however, who seems determined to take over the running of the kitchen.
Infuriated, Meg is determined to keep cooking – and soon sparks between them begin to fly.
Will their differences be a recipe for disaster? After all, the course of true love never did run smooth…
My verdict:

This is a continuance from A wedding in Provence and so if you have been following the story of the friends then get yourself a copy. I did not find this as well written as the previous two novels, but it was nonetheless enjoyable. A typical love story with happy endings.

About the author:

Katie Fforde, as well as being a novelist, also shares a passion for family life at home in the Cotswolds, with many family gatherings centred around the kitchen. It is at one of these gatherings her children and their partners came up with the idea of creating Katie’s own homeware and now stationery range.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529136166
Format Trade Paperback
Published March 2023

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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