The Misplaced Affections of Charlotte Fforbes


News, events, maybe cats

Here’s what the reviewers said:

“She has a knack for odd imagery that is humorous and evocative and I found this novel as much fun as its predecessors.” 

Dr Cushla McKinney, Otago Daily Times.


"If you are a fan of Catherine Robertson, this is a must read.

If you don’t know the author, best you discover her quick-smart and look forward to enjoying what is a great read with

her exciting new novel and start scouting around

for the earlier two.” 

Jacquie Webby, Oamaru Mail.


“If, like me, you want a bit of grit with your

chick lit-style entertainment, it’s time you

discovered Catherine Robertson.” 

Sonya Rowell, Your Weekend magazine.



About the book

This book contains pretty much everyone from Book 1 and Book 2, which gives it (extra kind reviewer) “a huge load of depth”. (Weaving together all the storylines also drove me spare but that’s by the by.)


In fact, there are only two new characters: Charlotte and Ned. Charlotte is PA to Patrick (you know the one: large, sweary Gypsy). Charlotte works diligently to keep her emotional life under control, but is thwarted by whatever deity decides to keep us humble when she inadvertently falls in love with her boss.


At first, she refuses to act but once she’s given a clue that Patrick’s marriage may not be as stable as believed, she goes all out to win his heart, including arranging to be nanny-for-a-month to the small children of Patrick and his wife and two other families at a Lake Como villa.


There Charlotte meets Ned, a ghost from Patrick’s past whose hard life has been partly of his own making, and ends up being forced to question the desirability (and indeed sanity) of the actions that have brought her to his point.


Can’t say more because of spoilers, but be prepared for some storylines that contain conflict and personal struggles. Be prepared, too, for four determinedly single-minded female characters (five if you count Marcus’ absent sister Gus) and the usual earthy language. My main aim has always been to make readers laugh, so fingers crossed you will.

Read an extract

Buy the book: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | iTunes

Book 1: The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid


Book 2: The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence

© 2019 Catherine Robertson

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon