I am not going to talk anymore about the plot line because I do not want to spoil it for readers but I really enjoyed this book. It was classic Fforde, a book that I could settle down with on a Sunday afternoon and loose myself in the village setting and follow Bella as she goes about her estate agent duties helping prospective house buyers find their ideal home.
As well as following Bella in her day to day life, the reader is also able to look into the relationships that Bella has: that with her current boyfriend, who is also her boss, Nevil; with her landlady and godmother, Alice, who also has a chance of romance during the book; and that of Bella with her clients, she sees them as more than just clients, she always tries her best to find them the perfect property and will go to the extremes to find it for them.
I really enjoyed Alice's trip to Marrakesh - Katie managed to bring the city to my imagination, never having been there myself, I was able to imagine walking down the streets and through the markets myself. Katie's imagery and descriptive writing also bought the many houses in Bella's portfolio to life and I must say a number of the houses could of been on my preferred list to view.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a great chick-lit read. It is perfect to loose yourself in on a summer evening or on a beach this summer.
I also have a competition on my blog with the chance to win one of two copies of the book.
Thank you to the publishers, Century, for sending me the book to review.