Katie Fforde meets James Herriot in these two gorgeous countryside romances
Trust Me I'm a Vet
When city vet Maz Harwood runs away from her disastrous love life in London to work at Otter House Vets in Talyton St George, Devonsire, she is hoping that she will find some peace and quiet.
But there is precious little peace to be had at the Otter House. What with a comatose hamster, bowel-troubled dogs, and prize-winning cats. But her patients are the least of her worries, as she also has to contend with a stubborn neighbour who's threatening to sue over an overzealous fur cut, and the distracting presence Alex Fox Gifford, the dashing son of the Otter House vets' main competitor.
The Sweetest Thing
After a messy divorce, Jennie Copeland is determined to live life on her own terms, and so she moves herself and her three children into a ramshackle house on the outskirts of Talyton St George, where she intends to set up her own cake-baking business.
Although it sounds idyllic, in practice, Jennie can't help wondering whether neighbouring farmer Guy Barnes was right when he predicted she wouldn't last the year. But she's determined to stick it out, if only just to annoy him.