Lots of Love

by Fiona Walker | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0340836814 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ielfling on 10/26/2006
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by ielfling on Thursday, October 26, 2006
For some reason, I find stories about house and garden make-overs very satisfying :) must be the state of my own house. Not bad, but not as enjoyable as some of her earlier novels.

This is now on it's way to wilmar, enjoy! Posted Monday Nov 30th.

Journal Entry 2 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Thanks so much ielfling, also for the choclate bar. Both book and candy look so good I have to fight the urge to dive into them immediately!

I'm really looking forward to this one. I'm currently reading 'Between males' by Fiona Walker, and I once again realised how much I enjoy books by this author.

On the very top of my TBR pile, however, is 'The Piano tuner'. I hope to be able to send it on to you soon. - You will hear from me!

Journal Entry 3 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, December 24, 2006
Finished yesterday evening. And a genuine Fiona Walker it was... *sigh*

As always she surprises me with the troubled characters she comes up with, and as always she has me completely hooked after a few pages. I'm afraid it's a fact: Fiona Walker books are my only addiction (besides coffee)!

I was happy to read on fionawalker.com that she is busy writing another book, because I'm running out of supplies (read nearly everything already).

Thanks so much ielfling! At the moment I'm a bit stuck in 'The piano tuner', but I'll do my best to finish it asap, and then it comes your way. I will try to find another interested reader for this one, and otherwise I'll release it soon.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
And: Happy reading and happy bookcrossing :)

*edit* abstract (from madaboutbooks.com):
Spurs Belling had the X factor. In all her years travelling with dangerous sports fanatics, most especially surfers, Ellen had only met half a dozen who truly had it. And Richard, who had so wanted it, had never really possessed one cell of X. Spurs Belling was pure, unadulterated X. It made him very, very dangerous. And as far as Ellen was concerned, somebody to be avoided at all costs.

When she successfully bids for ‘Three Wishes’ at a charity auction, Ellen’s only wish is that she hadn’t wasted her twenties on a safe relationship and dangerous sports. She and Richard, her ex, had spent a decade working through the winter months to finance their passion for surfing every summer.

This summer is different. After thirteen years, all passion is spent and they’ve called it a day. With her life in suitcases and boxes, Ellen agrees to help her parents sell their unoccupied Cotswold cottage – then she plans to travel the world. Little does she know that idyllic Oddlode contains the world’s sexiest hell-raiser, and she finds herself travelling uncharted waters to unknown territory – headlong into love.

Ellen must be careful what she wishes for. As sports go, they don’t get much more dangerous than falling for the wrong man. . .

Journal Entry 4 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, December 27, 2006
There were a lot of enthusiastic replies on the message I posted on the Dutch forum, so 'Lots of Love' continues its travels through the Low Countries as a BookRay!


01. Joanazinha
02. 061019alexandra
03. nomorecorsa
04. Jordanne
05. iez
06. LenaLena
07. Enitnaj
08. wandering
09. Pebby72
10. Barbje
11. Lunabooks
12. EmEli
13. ...
14. ...
15. you?

Journal Entry 5 by wingJoanazinhawing from Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, December 29, 2006
I received the book today. I have never read a book by Fiona Walker; it's very tempting to start immediately. But first I have to read 2 other ringbooks, so this one will have to wait a little while.

Journal Entry 6 by wingJoanazinhawing from Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, January 28, 2007
I finally finished the book today. Although it was a nice read, the book could easily loose half of its pages without missing much of the plot. At some point all the characters irritated me - Spurs, Ellen, Ely, even butterfly Pheely. They were so not real in the way they acted.
Nevertheless I couldn't lay the book down and had to read all the 660 pages. All is well that ends well....

Thank you Wilmar for making this a ring. I might try another Fiona Walker next time!
Sending it off to the next reader as soon as I've the address.

Edit 02/02: Mailed to 061019alexandra today. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 7 by 061019alexandra from Schoonhoven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, February 3, 2007
I received the book today.It's along time ago that i read in english.

I find it very difficult to read in englisch again, but so far it is a nice book. But i can't read it in a month, so this book is longer with me.
Wilmar has let me know that it is no problem
It's a nice story but it is to difficult for me to read in englisch.

Journal Entry 8 by 061019alexandra at on Friday, March 16, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (3/17/2007 UTC) at



Journal Entry 9 by nomorecorsa from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, July 28, 2007
oh oh, I just found out that I didn't journal this book...so sorry...
I will PM Jordanne today, so it can travel further...

Journal Entry 10 by Jordanne from Landgraaf, Limburg Netherlands on Sunday, September 2, 2007
This book came as a suprise to me since I couldn't remember signing up for this ring and even after reading the journal entries it didn't ring a bell. But it looks like a fun easy-to-read book, even though it's 660 pages!

Journal Entry 11 by Jordanne at Landgraaf in Given To A Friend, Friend -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 25, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (10/25/2007 UTC) at Landgraaf in Given To A Friend, Friend -- Controlled Releases



OOk op de bus naar LenaLena

Journal Entry 12 by LenaLena from Hoevelaken, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, October 26, 2007
Found it in the mail today, thanks for sending! It looks promising, but it has to wait on Mnt TBR, I have to read 1 ringbook first.

Journal Entry 13 by LenaLena from Hoevelaken, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, November 17, 2007
What a wonderful book! I really enjoyed it; every time I went to work I was happy, beceause that mend that I could read for another 20 minutes in the train.
I agree with joanazinha that the story could have been shorter, but I never found it boring. I'm really curious what Fiona Walker imagined when she described Spurs! I think some kind of Brad Pitt (see journal entry pic) or a little bit meaner and tougher. Yummie!

(ik zie trouwens dat het boek niet door de brievenbus gaat, jammer, mag het open verstuurd worden? Anders wordt het zo duur)

08-12 verstuurd
Enitnaj, ik had de envelop dichtgeplakt, en toen lag hier nog het bijbehorende kaartje o tafel, dus bij deze: Veel leesplezier! (-:

Journal Entry 14 by wingEnitnajwing from Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Monday, December 10, 2007
Thanks for sending this book to me LenaLena, it came as quite a surprise!I couldn't remember signing up, but it looks like a book I would like...Unfortunately there are still some books on Mount to be Read...so it has to wait for a (little?) while!

Journal Entry 15 by wingEnitnajwing from Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Sunday, January 6, 2008
And finished...finally! It took me quite some time to read this. I liked the story, especially since it was at first really a question to me: who's gonna end up with who(m?)...anyway, maybe because it took Fiona Walker quite a lot of words to tell her story it made me a slow reader...

I'll send Wandering a pm, and then the book will be on its way again!

Thanks for making this a ring, Wilmar!

edit: book sent on January 8th

Journal Entry 16 by wandering from Breda, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Received the book today, thanks for sending and sharing! The book will balance (nearly) on top of mount to-be-read for a while, because as usual, all ringbooks appear simultaneously. I guess they love company. Oh well.

Journal Entry 17 by wandering from Breda, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Sunday, April 13, 2008
Well, this was an OK read, but certainly not brilliant. The plot lines are very thin - I could see it all coming many chapters ahead. Except one I must say, I didn't expect the plot line of the cat. :o) All in all, the book could have been a lot shorter and a bit more original, but as an in-between it was OK.

Pebby71 asked to be skipped, so this book is going to Barbje next. Enjoy the read!


p.108: She was grateful wandering around, enjoying the peace of early-morning birdsong, misty sunshine and warm tea.
p.117: Even accounting for half an hour wandering around the Lodge's lost gardens, Ellen was an early riser.
p.149: There were chickens wandering free range in the lane and a white goose flapped from an old churn stand.
p.408: It was a far cry from wandering lethargically to the Treglin Arms, and she felt a great, ill-timed pang of homesickness.
p.454: Ellen gratefully spotted Pheely wandering back along Goose Ens as they ran the last leg, her arms full of Sunday papers and croissants, a jaunty headscarf covering her dirty hair.

Journal Entry 18 by wingBarbjewing from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, April 14, 2008
In Gouda aangekomen!

May 31: started reading the book this week!

Journal Entry 19 by wingBarbjewing from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, June 12, 2008
Finished! I really liked the book, for it was funny, and romantic, and intriguing(?), and I love the Cotswolds and the UK :-) This story was exactly what I needed.

I will make a releasenote when I send it off to the next reader!

edit June 22nd: I'm taking this book with me to Castricum this afternoon, maybe Lunabooks will be there!

Journal Entry 20 by Lunabooks from Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, July 11, 2008
Got this book from Barbje today, who was so kind to drop it off at my house!

Journal Entry 21 by Lunabooks from Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This was a nice read, but the story was a bit unreal at times, especially at the end. Thanks for ringing this book! I sent it on to EmEli today.

Journal Entry 22 by EmEli from Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, September 25, 2008
I really can't remember signing up for this ring, but two years ago I probably signed up for about a million rings, so that might explain it. And I was quite into chicklit at that time, so that would fit as well. Anyway, I don't have any other ringbooks at the moment, so I'll probably start reading soon. :-)

Journal Entry 23 by EmEli from Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, September 29, 2008
And then I got a cold which really increased my reading time, so I've already finished this book. It was a lovely story, just what you need when you have to stay in bed. :-) I liked the characters and even though the story was a tad predictable I didn't really care as it is a feel good book.

Since I am the last person for this ray I'll post a message on the Dutch forum to ask if there are any other interested readers.

Journal Entry 24 by rroos from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, October 2, 2008
I received the book today! As my holiday is coming up (yeah!) it is very welcome!

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