PART TWO of a heart warming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals. Perfect for fans of Appleby Farm, Ivy Lane and Alfie the Doorstep Cat
Working as the receptionist at her local London vets, Sam dreams of escaping to a quieter life in the country. Spending time with her Nana and her lovely but elderly dog Rufus has sparked something within Sam, and all she wants is to start afresh. But her boyfriend Adam is in London, and something tells her that it won’t be an easy conversation.
But then something happens that makes her going-nowhere receptionist job seem much more appealing: she finds a little stray cat called Ebony, in need of love and nurturing back to health. Faced with a dilemma, she must choose between her heart’s desire and the little ball of fluff burrowing her way into Sam’s heart…
Is it possible to have it all?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
How lovely it was to get back to see how Sam was getting on after leaving her so utterly Stunned at the church. Well she had retreated back to the hustle and bustle of London and the townie boyfriend that I just wanted to keep at arms length. This obnoxious, I love me best, man made my blood boil. But it isn’t long before Sam is heading back to see Nana, armed with a secret weapon to help pull her out of the deep depression she is going through, after losing her beautiful companion Rufus.
I adore how this series is already unfolding, there is so much going on and yet it is not at all complicated, well I suppose if you were Sam you would say it was complicated, because boy she is leading a busy life.
First there is Adam from London the obnoxious one. (Don’t go there Sam)
Then there is kind David with his love of animals and caring way. (yep nice and sweet, Next!)
Joe is Rude, arrogant and someone to fluster Sam until she makes choices almost out of defiance when he speaks to her, (just a moment I feel a swoon coming on, me not her) so yes a complicated life for Sam. And pure enjoyment for anyone reading this book.
I find myself constantly giggling away, and not quietly when I am reading this book, it really is such a joy to relax with. I love how this little village is becoming more colourful in my mind with each page that I turned, the characters fuller each with their quirky little ways that a small village creates with its residents.
I am so looking forward to part 3 of this super series and wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an Arc of this book , which I have chosen to review.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I live in Chelmsford, UK, with my husband Alan. We have three married daughters and six grandchildren. I’ve been writing as a hobby ever since I was a little girl, and finally achieved my lifelong ambition to have a novel published, with the acceptance in 2002 of ‘The Trouble With Ally’. Prior to this, I’d been having short stories published in women’s magazines for about ten years.
My most recent books are stories with animals at their heart. THE VETS AT HOPE GREEN is the story of a girl with a dream, and the animals who are part of it.
OLIVER, THE CAT WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS and its sequel CHARLIE, THE KITTEN WHO SAVED A LIFE are heart warming stories narrated by their cat heroes.
My earlier books were ‘Chick lit’, including a series of three written under the pseudonym of Olivia Ryan. I’ve also published two books – YESTERDAY and TICKET TO RIDE set in the 1960s. More recently I published A GRAND THING, which is a family story with grandparents at its heart.
I worked for most of my life as a medical secretary. I now write full-time. I like to relax by reading, walking, swimming, going to pubs and restaurants and seeing my family and friends.
I am passionate about my writing and love to hear from my readers. I am also happy to give talks to writers’ groups and others, and book signings.