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.The Vets At Hope Green: Escape to the Country by Sheila Norton
Also by this author: The Vets at Hope Green: Follow Your Heart, Too Close to Home, A New Start
Series: The Vets at Hope Green #1
Also in this series: A New Start
Published by Ebury Digital on 19th January 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
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PART ONE of a serialised novel – a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.
Working as a receptionist in a London vets, Sam is living far from her idea of a simple life. She’s always broke, rents a tiny flat, and is constantly arguing with her boyfriend. But the worst part is that her career is going nowhere. She wants to be a vet, but the most contact time with the animals she has is a quick hello when she books in their next appointment.
Something’s got to give, so when her parents suggest visiting her Nana Peggy in a small quiet picturesque village, she agrees, thinking a bit of R&R could do her good.
But rest and relaxation may not be the order of the day. Poor Nana Peggy’s lovely dog Rufus is unwell, and Sam can’t help but grow fond of him. With the help of Joe the local vet, a charming yet strangely distant man, Sam sets out on looking after him, despite her London life trying to call her back…
Thank you to Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing for accepting my request via Netgalley. This is the first book I have read by Shelia but it won’t be the last. This is the first in a four part series of short stories following Sam as she leaves London and moves to Hope Green.
Sam lives in London with 3 other girls in a flat. She works as a vet’s receptionist and is dating Alex. She doesn’t much like anything about her life. Her flat is tiny, she’s always wanted to be a vet, not the receptionist and she’s not sure she’s in love with Alex.
Instead of spending her week off with Alex and his family she decides to go and visit her Nana in Hope Green. Hope Green is everything London isn’t. When Sam takes Nana’s dog Rufus to the vets she meets local vet Joe. Sam finds Joe to be abrupt and rude with her but he’s amazing with the animals.
This is a good cosy story that is perfect for those autumn evenings. It’s a short read but you will be quickly hooked on the series just like I was.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Goodreads Challenge (2017)
- Netgalley Challenge (2017)