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The Undercover Cook [Kindle Edition]

Katie Fforde
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

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A young journalist and her top-secret assignment. An exclusive straight to digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller.




Meet Emily, a young woman who dreams of being a prize-winning investigative journalist. Her first assignment is to a top restaurant where tempestuous chef Theo Milton reigns supreme. Very soon romance starts to sparkle amongs the pots and pans. And Emily finds there's more than cooking on her mind.



Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde is known for her wonderfully romantic stories, delicious heroes, and heroines we can all relate to. In The Undercover Cook her warmth and wit shine through in this enchanting short story.




It also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapter of her captivating new novel, Recipe for Love, out in March.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 169 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (2 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ZA280O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Katie Fforde lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and some of her three children. Recently her old hobbies of ironing and housework have given way to singing, Flamenco dancing and husky racing. She claims this keeps her fit. Her website address is www.katiefforde.com

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good quick read 6 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Undercover Cook was a really short read but I loved every word! I could just imagine myself trembling in my chef shoes in the professional kitchen! Katie is one of my favourite authors and this book is just as good as one of her full length novels. It reminded me of Thyme Out with the overbearing chef! I think Theo would make Gordon Ramsey sound tame! I do agree with some of the other reviews that the story ended too abruptly but don't let that put you off. I would recommend this to any Katie Fforde fans.The Undercover Cook
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally disappointed 19 Feb 2012
By Jackie
Format:Kindle Edition
I also didn't realise this was a short story when I bought it. And it was very short and very simplistic. I was a bit bored waiting for the story to get going. And then it just stopped. I've really enjoyed several of her proper books but felt totally let down with this. I'll be more careful purchasing anything from this author in future.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not comparable to Katie Fforde's novels 11 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Well I suppose it didn't help that I didn't realise this was a short story until it suddenly finished (just thought I was getting an Amazon bargain). I have read several books by this author before and always found them to be well written with likable, well-rounded characters. Not in this case. The writing was overly simplistic without any depth and does not reflect this author's strengths and the ending was awfully cliched. I should point out that I am not a fan of short stories and this has undoubtedly influenced my review. Still, this is the first book that I have deleted from my Kindle - purchased, completed and deleted in under 15 minutes.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is only a very short story!!! 24 Mar 2012
By HTW
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I thought this was very cheap for a Kate Fforde book and it was! It's just a very short story, just one chapter. Don't buy thinking you are getting one of her books, you're not. Should be made much clearer that it is a short story.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time and money 15 April 2012
By himself
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Im actually abig fan of Katie fforde and have read her other books over and over again; but this was a bitter dissapointment.

I feel this was just too short and badly written, clearly as an advert fopr her upcoming novel and really not worth your reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A taster 3 Mar 2012
By Kew
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I've never read any novels by Katie Fforde before, so this short story was a nice taster for me. I enjoyed reading it but hoped that it would go on a bit longer. It's been a good introduction for me though so I will now look out for some of her full-length novels to try.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed 16 April 2012
By jenni
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Very disappointed much too shorter story just got into it and it finished, and I love this author have many of her novels.But would still read her books because she is so good.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment! 27 Mar 2012
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As others have mentioned - this is a VERY short story with absolutely no substance, storyline or anything at all to identify it as written by an established, popular author. I am stunned that any publisher would put this into print. I have had many pleasant surprises at the quality of the low cost stories for Kindle - there really is no excuse for this one to be a) published and b) charged for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Ok
Published 9 days ago by S E Cundall
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was ok not her best story though
Published 21 days ago by Christine Mason
1.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a con ...shortest book ever ..shame
Bit of a con , shortest "book" I've ever read , more like a taster , won't buy this author again
Published 21 days ago by Helen Hedley
3.0 out of 5 stars spot on
spot on
Published 27 days ago by gwilmo
3.0 out of 5 stars okay if you have time to kill
This was okay but would not encourage me to read more books by the same author. Not my kind of a read
Published 1 month ago by j knight
1.0 out of 5 stars Disapoointment
I brought this book thinking it had the full story only had one chapter described as a short story I have read the book in paperback form so was aware of the storyline fully... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carol Ann Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars sheer enjoyment
i laughed a lot reading this trying to picture her in a kitchen where she didnt know any of the pans or utensils. You kept wondering how long she could get away with not knowing . Read more
Published 1 month ago by pittenweemer
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a cheap idea
Love her books but found this not to my taste..just seemed like a commercial try on. Would not buy another
Published 1 month ago by toast
4.0 out of 5 stars Undercover cook
I love katie fforde this is not bad story but could do with a better ending ..can't wait for the next book
Published 1 month ago by Minty
5.0 out of 5 stars The Undercover Cook
As with all Katie Fforde's books it was predictably good and it was an ideal holiday read (not too long!).
Published 1 month ago by Anne Neirbo
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