Review: New Beginnings

Posted 23rd February 2024 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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.

Review: New BeginningsNew Beginnings by Sheila Norton
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 #2
Also in this series: A Place to Hide
Published by Ebury Digital on 21st December 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary
Pages: 79
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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PART TWO of a serialised novel - a charming and romantic story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.
All Emma wants is a quiet life in sleepy Crickleford, away from the prying eyes of the press who are obsessed with the life she used to leave.
She is enjoying her new vocation: the town's most in-demand pet-sitter. But her journalist friend and fellow animal lover Matt is desperate for a big story to make his career – such as Emma’s true identity…
Emma doesn’t want the spotlight, but it keeps finding her anyway. Can she keep her past a secret and live the life she’s dreamed of?
Note: this is part two of a four-part serialised novel. The full length paperback will be available in April 2018

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Thank you for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is part 2 of 4 in the series that follows Emma as she becomes the local pet sitter. You do really need to read the first part of the book but it’s only 80 pages so you can quickly get up to speed.

Emma is hiding out in Crinkeford and has set up her own pet-sitting business. I love animals so I really loved this part of the story. Hearing all the little antics that they got up to for Emma while she looked after them. I really liked Matt and I hope the relationship between these two continues to develop.

This is a short sweet instalment and I can’t wait for part 3.

About Sheila Norton

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 heartwarming 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


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