I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Also by this author: The Vets At Hope Green: Escape to the Country, The Vets at Hope Green: Follow Your Heart, Too Close to Home, A New Start
Series: The Pets at Primrose Cottage #1
Published by Ebury Digital on 23rd November 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour
Source: from Netgalley
PART ONE of a serialised novel - a charming and romantic story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.
Emma Nightingale needs a place to hide away. Pursued by the demons left by her ex-boyfriend, she takes refuge in quiet Crickleford, a sleepy town in Dartmoor, where she can lay low.
Life in Crickleford is quiet and peaceful, but it won’t be for long if people discover the truth about Emma’s past. Not wanting to make too much of a fuss, she ends up lying about why she's there - she's looking after some cats, she says - then suddenly the town’s new ‘pet-sitter’ is in high demand!
While looking after an Alsatian, Emma finds all attention is on her, and the handsome young reporter from the local paper takes an interest in her story...
Note: this is part one of a four-part serialised novel. The full length paperback will be available in April 2018
Thank you to Ebury Digital for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I’ve read a few of Shelia’s books in the past and they always put a smile on my face.
There’s a lot of mystery around Emma’s old life and ex-boyfriend. Emma seems like she has had quite the past but very little is given away in this part. I love that Emma unintentionally becomes a pet sitter. I’m a dog person so the two dogs she looks after in this book were my favourite. They were both so different in their personalities and care needs.
This book is a great little teaser of what is to come in the next 3 parts. Crinkleford is a lovely little village in Devon. The town has spotty phone signal and is probably as cut off as you could get in the UK. Shelia has me intrigued about Emma’s past and longing for more of Crinkleford.
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