This story is delightful but utterly predictable. I would say it is a holiday read through and through. It's not emotionally draining nor does it need a lot of thinking, it's just a lovely story.
We follow Laura as she sheds the old and blossoms into the new. Essentially it is a late coming-of-age story of a hopeless romantic who has only just lifted her nose from her books. As a leading character she is a bit of a wet blanket but eventually she realises her full potential.
My favourite part of this book is the way Fforde gives us an update on characters from her previous book 'Wedding Season'. I love this as a literary technique. For me as someone who invests too much and probably gets overly involved i n books, it's nice to know these characters are doing ok.
For example, Sarah, who was one of the main characters in 'Wedding Season' makes a few small appearances in this book. You also find out what she is up to now, I won't give anything away. I love that I know they are doing ok and in a weird way are living on. I'm aware I'm starting to sound crazy!
I liked this book, however, I am going back to my genre of choice next, a good thriller probably.