Friday, June 01, 2007

Collectible Teapots

Title: Bidding For Love
Author: Katie Fforde

Flighty socialite Flora inherits 51% of an antique/auction business from a distant uncle; she travels to the English countryside to immerse herself in a business about which she knows nothing, and locks horns with her distant cousin Charles, the owner of the remainder of the business. Charles is engaged to the entirely unsuitable Annabelle; Flora ends up living for a while in Annabelle’s parents’ hunting lodge or something like that. Turns out that William, a totally hippie-like painter, also stays there when he feels like it, and lives in the woods the rest of the time. Flora works her way into the hearts of the locals (joins the church choir, etc.), and by the end of the book, she’s a relatively decent antiquer/auctioneer who’s engaged to or married to or banging Charles; Annabelle ran off with William the crazy guy.

Had a hard time getting into it – it’s so much easier when you can identify with the characters…


posted by ket at 10:44 PM


Blogger Kat said...

What? You can't identify with those characters? And here I totally had you pegged as the Flora type.

Or was it the Annabelle type? In which way is she unsuitable?

6/04/2007 5:27 PM  

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