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The Undercover Cook [Kindle Edition]

Katie Fforde
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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: 220 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: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,765 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

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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27 of 28 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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40 of 44 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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32 of 35 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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time and money 15 April 2012
By himself
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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18 of 20 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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9 of 10 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A taster 3 Mar. 2012
By Kew
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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