ABOUT THE BOOK
Suzy Medley is having a bad day…
… when a shabby terrier turns up at her door. Just like Suzy, Scout has been abandoned, although only Suzy has been left with a financial mess and a business in tatters thanks to her ex.
Suzy takes Scout in and her chaotic world changes in unexpected ways: strangers have never been more welcoming and her teenage kids can’t wait to come home to visit.
Then a chance encounter on a windy Hebridean beach makes things more complicated, because Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a friend.
Scout has plenty of love to go round… but does Suzy?
A wonderfully funny and uplifting story about friendship and second chances (and whisky!), perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell
This is a cute read with a good feel factor. Now the title had caught my eye when I had seen it, but it wasn’t quite the story that I thought it was going to be. From the title, I had it more in mind of a couple breaking up and sharing visiting rights for the dog. What I got was more of a ‘Mary Poppins’ story but in dog form.
Suzy Medley’s life had turned upside down, and she had felt at rock bottom when a stray dog turned up to make her it’s new owner. As she was actually on a small Scottish isle, it had been easy enough to ask around to see who the dog belonged to, but no-one seemed to know anything about him. As there was nowhere to leave him on the island, she decided to take him with her to the mainland, they took her details, and she took the newly named Scout’ with her.
I loved the sound of the small Hebridean island, with its unpredictable weather and hard-working people. Suzy and her ex-husband had put tremendous pressure on the folks that lived there, and now she was determined to right the damage they had caused. The little dog seemed to attract people that needed help.
It is a slow-paced read, but where it was set suited it somehow. Scout seemed more to bring people together than being a ‘dog share’, but it is a story that brought a smile to me even if it was somewhat predictable.
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fiona Gibson is the author of 15 romantic comedy novels, including the best-selling The Mum Who Got Her Life Back (Avon), which celebrates the empty nester years. Under the name of Ellen Berry, she also writes the heartwarming Rosemary Lane series (Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane is out in January 2020).
Fiona grew up in West Yorkshire, before working on Jackie and Just Seventeen magazines – in those heady pre-internet days when it was thrilling to get a free plastic mirror taped to the front of your magazine. She went on to edit More! magazine, where she introduced the infamous Position of the Fortnight. After having twin sons and a daughter, Fiona started to write novels, usually at night with the house full of toddlers and builders. She was sleep deprived anyway so it really didn’t make any difference.
She also loves to draw, paint and run – by some miracle she managed to finish the London Marathon 2019. With the kids all grown up now, she and her husband Jimmy live in Glasgow with their collie cross, Jack.