The charming and romantic first novel by Kate Fenton, set on the Yorkshire Moors.
Frankie Cleverdon is there to paint. Alone and away from it all in a cottage buried in the North Yorkshire Moors. Away from the fretfulnes of London. And away from men and a messy love life.
So when she sees the lone fisherman from her window, she sees a figure to be painted into a landscape. This bumbling man is absolutely not her type, but it is through Ned Cowper that she finds herself introduced to her neighbours in the valley - who she soons discovers are dangerous to know. And through Ned too she learns - painfully - that a worldly, witty and quite wise woman can still find she had fallen in love with the most unlikely of men.
The sunniest, most upbeat of novels - Guardian
Tantalisingly readable . . . and full of verve - Scotland on Sunday
Charming and psychologically acute - New York Daily Times
Shrewd, warm and concise - Today
A racy, entertaining read which turns the traditional romantic clich? on its head - Options
Kate Fenton was born in Oldham, brought up in Cheshire and read PPE at St Hilda's College, Oxford. A former features and documentary producer for BBC Radio 4, she lives in the North York Moors near Whitby with her husband, Ed Selby, a GP. She has written radio drama and journalism as well as seven novels, one of which, Lions and Liquorice, was serialised on Woman's Hour.