Review: Vets At Hope Green: Too Close to Home

Posted 2nd December 2017 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Vets At Hope Green: Too Close to HomeToo Close to Home by Sheila Norton
Also by this author: The Vets At Hope Green: Escape to the Country, The Vets at Hope Green: Follow Your Heart, A New Start, A Place to Hide
Series: The Vets at Hope Green #3
Also in this series: A New Start
on 16th March 2017
Pages: 80
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Things are finally starting to look up for Sam – a chance at her dream job as a vet, and a new friend (who is a huge animal lover himself – a very important detail!) What more could she ask for?

But a something is eating away at her: her boss Joe is acting strangely around her – he’s definitely hiding something. And having dreamed of being a vet for so long, she cannot afford to put a foot wrong.

When a call to tend to a sick pony comes into the practice, it all strikes too close to home for Sam and Joe. The odds are stacked against her, and she risks losing everything…

Thank you to Ebury publishing for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the third book in the series which carries on straight where the 2nd book left off. For only 80 pages there is a lot that happens in this little book.

Sam is settling in to life in Hope Green. She has a job at the vets not just as a receptionist but a chance to learn how to be an actual vet which is of course her dream job. We also learn a little more about Joe and why he acts like he does.

With visits from friends and family there is a lot happening in this book but it keeps true to itself with its theme of animals and their ability to help us humans to not only heal but to live again when life gets tough. Sheila packs a punch wit this book that is short and sweet read that will leave you craving more.

The story ends on a massive cliffhanger so make sure you have part 4 ready.

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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