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…
Note: this is part one of a four part serialised novel. The full length paperback will be available in June.
"A gentle tale, in a lovely setting, a thoroughly enjoyable read"
"Such a heartwarming and engaging story, with a wonderful setting in Hope Green ... It’s a charming and heartwarming book, that will bring a smile to every reader’s face"
"A charming read. Made me want to move to the country and buy a cottage with roses around the door"
"It was a truly lovely read with delightful characters, both human and animal and I'm dying to know what happens next to Joe, Sam and their family and menagerie"
"Like a plate of hot-buttered crumpets and a mug of tea - warm, comforting and utterly delightful!"
The author of The Vets at Hope Green and The Pets at Primrose Cottage discusses how her years of pet ownership inspired her writing