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by Wendy Holden

Free eBook Farm Fatale: A Comedy of Country Manors download ISBN: 1402237162
Author: Wendy Holden
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition (July 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 432
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Humor and Satire
Size MP3: 1379 mb
Size FLAC: 1890 mb
Rating: 4.6
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Wendy Holden has done it again! With Farm Fatale: A Comedy of Country Manors she had me cracking up as. .I greatly enjoyed Wendy Holden's Farm Fatale, and would love another story about all the interesting characters of Eight Mile Bottom.

Wendy Holden has done it again! With Farm Fatale: A Comedy of Country Manors she had me cracking up as well as worrying about her heroine Rosie, and her semi-unfocused life. Illustrator Rosie lives in London with her boyfriend Mark, an ambitious reporter. Desperately wanting to move to a country village, Rosie is able to pull her plan together when Mark is given the opportunity to write his own column.

Wendy Holden has done it again! With Farm Fatale: A Comedy of Country Manors she had me cracking up as.

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Farm Fatale: A Comedy of Country Manors. A witty, beloved novel of heart and heartland, Farm Fatale skewers the culture clash of city vs. country in the snappy, observant style that made Wendy Holden famous

Farm Fatale: A Comedy of Country Manors. country in the snappy, observant style that made Wendy Holden famous. Cash-strapped Rosie and her boyfriend Mark are city folk longing for a country cottage.

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Holden’s novel is the literary equivalent of a big-budget romantic comedy with an all-star Hollywood cast in which . You can tell that this is a Wendy Holden book - the characters are well drawn out and are fun to read - and the book is still loaded with great "chick lit" moments.

Holden’s novel is the literary equivalent of a big-budget romantic comedy with an all-star Hollywood cast in which everyone’s stories overlap. And it is equally as carefree and enjoyable. Pure frothy fun! If you enjoy Sophie Kinsella or Helen Fielding, you will love this author. You'll be sitting there rooting for the underdogs and racing to the end. A fun sparkling jet set read! My goodness, does that Wendy Holden make me laugh or what! I gobbled up Beautiful People.

"Wickedly funny." -Kirkus

A witty, beloved novel of heart and heartland, Farm Fatale skewers the culture clash of city vs. country in the snappy, observant style that made Wendy Holden famous.

Cash-strapped Rosie and her boyfriend Mark are city folk longing for a country cottage. Rampant nouveaux riches Samantha and Guy are also searching for rustic bliss-in the biggest mansion money can buy. The village of Eight Mile Bottom seems quiet enough, despite a nosy postman, a reclusive rock star, a glamorous Bond Girl, and a ghost with a knife in its back. But there are unexpected thrills in the hills, and Rosie is rapidly discovering that country life isn't so simple after all.

"This lighthearted romp, surprisingly unpredictable, smart, and fun, is refreshing fare readers can turn to." -Publishers Weekly "Every character here is deliciously ridiculous, and every rustic detail a grand satirical opportunity." -Baltimore Sun "Wendy Holden writes with delicious verve and energy." -Mail on Sunday

User reviews
Goldendragon
It's an easy summer read, however I found myself constantly irritated by the poor choices of the main character. I kept hoping she'd become self-aware, but was never fulfilled.
Silly Dog
I enjoy this book as a light, fluffy read. However, the Kindle version is missing words, has some typos, and in at least one place is missing an entire scene. Disappointing.
Cordaron
Poor Rosie had given up on her dream of moving to the British countryside when her live-in boyfriend Mark, an underappreciated journalist, gets the assignment of writing a regular column on how -- in Mark's editor's words -- "moving from the city to the country is the millennium dream" and "what it's really like to swap SW7 for rural heaven."

Needless to say, the relocation to the village of Eight Mile Bottom ne'er runs smooth. Mark is no less self-absorbed in the village than he was in their apartment in the London suburb of Easthampstead. (After all, he moved for his own benefit, not because of what Rosie wanted.) But Rosie rises to the occasion and comes into her own. Farm Fatale combines both quite funny situations and some sweet bits in a convincing fashion without it sounding patched together.

At the same time, B-grade actress and trophy wife Samantha Villiers relocates to the same village, along with her ruthless, cynical and self-absorbed banker husband Guy Grabster. Samantha, a selfish prima donna given to embellishing her movie résumé, has succumbed to every passing fad, and that includes the new trend of country life. Samantha now envisions herself the lady of the manor at The Bottoms, a 17th century manor house, and the arbiter of life in Eight Mile Bottom. You'll forsee that this grasping social climber will get her comeuppance, but, when it comes, you'll still savor the satisfaction.

Farm Fatale, of course, constitutes a Cinderella story with Rosie in the starring role. I won't ruin the novel for you by giving away who fills the role of Prince Charming, but I promise you'll love to see Rosie happy at long last.

This is my first Wendy Holden novel; it won't be the last.
Enone
Rosie is an illustrator and Mark is a journalist living in the big city, but they both have grander dreams. Rosie wants to move into the country and Mark wants to become a freelance columnist.

With a quirk of fate, Mark is bestowed a column about cityfolk living in the country and so begins the search for a cozy cottage in the country. After much searching, they finally find a cute cottage affordable within their means in a small village and things seem to be working out nicely.

Then the neighbors come home with all of their children and it's just not as quiet as it once was. Rosie gets a job to illustrate a book and she needs farm animals to draw, so she begins visiting a neighboring farm, and Mark struggles with his column. Rosie keeps advising him to use some of the local color, but Mark tells Rosie she doesn't know what she is talking about.

It gets tense between the two and the local farmer's advances to Rosie are getting harder and harder to avoid. Meanwhile, social climber, actress wannabe Samantha and her husband move into the village, buying one of the oldest and finest homes in the area, and throw a party. Mark is determined to get invited, and perhaps get a deal as a screenwriter.

The characters are quirky, funny, and the plot highly entertaining. The gossiping mailman was my favorite! Great for a summer read! Chick-lit lovers will love Farm Fatale!
Thoginn
Rosie and Mark want to move to the country. Rosie, a freelance illustrator, can work anywhere and is tired of the city noise, traffic, smells, people, hustle and bustle. Mark, a rising journalist, first refuses to consider relocating, but when his editor approves a weekly column on the trend of moving from the city to the country, he is on board.

Samantha also wants to move to the country. A frustrated actress who married super-rich Guy, she wants to get in on the trend, and she wants to move Guy further away from his first wife and daughter. Guy is not enthusiastic, but when he has a heart attack, Samantha sells their city place and buys a country one while he is out of commission.

Both couples end up in the small village of Eight Mile Bottom, although in vastly different circumstances. Rosie and Mark are in "a restricted financial condition" as their realtor puts it, and move into a small cottage in need of renovations. Samantha picks out the local manor house, a seventeenth century house she then proceeds to renovate until it loses its authenticity. Rosie is entranced with the local folk, livestock, local produce and small town relationships and ways. Samantha, who expects the local landed gentry to beat a path to her door, is less entranced. She regards the locals as buffoons and the animals as nuisances.

Can these two couples adjust to life in the country? Wendy Holden, author of Beautiful People and Bad Heir Day, will entertain the reader as they find out which couple, if either, makes a successful adjustment to this new way of life. Holden is in fine form. Her prose is witty and has an off-beat, self-deprecating humour that many authors try to accomplish but few can pull off. Her depiction of Lady Avon coming to visit Samantha (she turns out to be the Avon Lady!) is priceless and had me laughing out loud. This book is recommended for readers looking for a fun entertainment.