Tots100 Summer Reading Challenge

I have always enjoyed reading, right from a young age I would read at every opportunity. I was that little girl hiding under the duvet with a torch when my parents thought I was fast asleep. However over the last few years as I’ve had children I have found I have less opportunities to read. Usually I read when I have some time off work and over the Christmas period when I get a chance to completely relax. I have a pile of books in my bedroom just waiting for me to get the time to read. After I had Erin I made a conscious decision to make more time to read more.  I along with dad of 3 spend alot time reading with the children and more often than not it’s one of their books you will find me reading.  But it is nice to be able to read a book for myself even if it isn’t as often as I would like.  I really hope my children grow to love reading as much as myself and dad of 3 do.
One of my favourite authors at present is Katie Fforde. I’ve read several of her books over the last year or two and have thoroughly enjoyed them often not being able to put them down for a few hours at a time. Which when you have young children really is a luxury. About a fortnight before I was due to have Erin, Katie Fforde’s latest offering was released and I had my sights on it to add to my hospital bag. Quite true to form it has taken me several months off and on to finish reading Recipe for Love. But I have thoroughly enjoyed it. As a mother it isn’t often that you are able to whole heatedly get engrossed in something but Katie has this knack of making you feel you are part of the story. Her books are so enjoyable and easy to pick up where you left off without you feeling like you need to reread the previous chapter because you need reminding of the plot. I think that is one reason I love Katie’s books.

 When Zoe Harper wind a coveted place in a televised cookery competition, she is thrilled. It’s a chance to cook her way to fame and fortune and the little delicatessen she’s set her heart on.

The first task has hardly begun when she finds herself with rather too much on her plate.

Not only has she got to contend with the fiercely competitive and downright devious Cher, but she’s fast developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges – the truly delicious Gideon Irving.

All too soon there’s more than canapés, cupcakes and cordon blue at stake.

Will Zoe win the competition or is Gideon one temptation too far? And is Zoe really prepared to risk it all for love?  (taken from the jacket cover of ‘Recipe for Love’

The central characters are easy to identify with and you  find yourself getting absorbed with the story line.  I won’t spoil the ending for you but if you read one book this summer make it ‘Recipe for Love’ These last few weeks I have looked for every available moment I could sit down and read this book.  Thankfully no early school runs has meant some later nights for me and I’ve used them to read. 

Katie has a way of portraying everyday events in such a vivid way it is almost as if you are right there as it unfolds.  Katie’s books will make you laugh, cry and experience a whole range of emotions in between.  I have read all of Katie’s books to date and can’t wait to see what she has to offer next, no pressure Katie!

Katie Fforde Recipe for Love is available from all good book stores and also from Tesco Books

Where it currently cost £9.68.

I have written this post as part of the Tots100 Summer Reading Challenge, why not pop over and see what the other bloggers taking part in have been reading, you never know you may find something new to try.  I would love to hear what you have been reading too so why not leave a comment below.  Happy reading.

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