By Katie Fforde
Published Jan 2010
Anna, a newly qualified interior designer, has decided it’s time she went solo. She’s risked all her money on the property of her dreams, and is determined to do it up by herself – proving to her family that she’s not just a pretty face.
It may look as if she’s living in the perfect cottage in a chocolate-box village, but inside all is chaos: with a ladder for a staircase, no upstairs flooring, candles her only form of lighting and a sleeping bag and camping mat as her only resting place, Anna’s soon wondering whether she’s bitten off more than she can chew.
Her neighbour Chloe comes to the rescue, providing tea and sympathy and a recently rescued and extremely neurotic greyhound, Caroline. And it’s love at first sight – until the good-looking but impossible Rob Hunter turns up on her doorstep, bringing new complications. Can life get any more frustrating for Anna?