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A SUMMER AT SEA Katie Fforde

February 25, 2016



Emily is happy with her life just as it is.
She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she’s also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air.   
So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.   But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.   
Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily. And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.   Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?


The boat in a Summer At Sea is a real boat based in Crinan, round the Highlands and Islands in Argyle. Its real name is VIC 32 but it is known as the Puffer. The Puffer is a historic craft with a huge fan base of holiday-makers and will be selling A Summer At Sea on board.
I loved reading about single Emily who is a midwife who worked for a midwife-unit that helps mother have their baby at home. GP Derek Gardner thought that it was unsafe for mothers to have a home birth. Heavily pregnant Rebecca phoned Emily to ask her if she would like to spend the summer cooking on the Puffer boat. As a midwife Emily loves knitting and makes friends with Maisie who likes to knit but finds the arthritis in her hands makes it difficult to knit any more. Emily seemed to hate some of the doctors in general practice, but there is one handsome local doctor with a young daughter who seems be falling in love with Emily. I love reading Katie Fforde books as I find them a real escape from some of the crime books that I review.


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