Review: The Vets At Hope Green: Follow Your Heart

Posted 30th October 2017 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: The Vets At Hope Green: Follow Your HeartThe Vets at Hope Green: Follow Your Heart by Sheila Norton
Also by this author: The Vets At Hope Green: Escape to the Country, Too Close to Home, A New Start, A Place to Hide
Series: The Vets at Hope Green #2
Also in this series: A New Start
on 16th February 2017
Pages: 80
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PART TWO of a serialised novel – a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.

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?

Thank you to Ebury Publishing for my copy of this book via Netgalley. As soon as I finished Part 1 I was eager to start part 2.

The story continues right where part 1 left off with Sam telling Adam the big news. Adam reacts exactly as expected and it will be no surprise to readers that Sam doesn’t stay in London. While everyone thinks she’s making a mistake Sam knows n her heart that there’s nowhere else she should be but at her Nana’s.

This part of the story gives us a little more on Sam as well as the villagers in her new home. The story focuses a little bit on loneliness and I think it is important to highlight how this affects lots of different people.

This isn’t a story that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. It’s classic chicklit and and I love it.

This short story can easily be read in one sitting. It’s perfect for a chilled out weekend afternoon.

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


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)
  • Netgalley Challenge (2017)

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