#Review – The Vets at Hope Green Part 2 by Sheila Norton (@NortonSheilaann) @EburyPublishing

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PART TWO of a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals. Perfect for fans of Appleby Farm, Ivy Lane and Alfie the Doorstep Cat

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?

What does TWG think?

Time to head back to Hope Green as we re-visit Sam in Part 2 of The Vets at Hope Green – Follow Your Heart. The second instalment is published today (16th February) by Ebury Publishing, huge congratulations to Sheila Norton!

Lets just remind ourselves of Part 1 in the series: #Review – The Vets at Hope Green Part 1 by Sheila Norton @NortonSheilaann @EburyPublishing

Poor Sam ended up in a little bit of a pickle with her boyfriend, Adam, in part 1 and I was hopeful that her luck would change with this instalment. However, Sam is STILL having trouble with Adam and her luck doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

Once again, it is quite tricky to write a review for a book series because it’s quite tricky to work out what to say without giving anything away. I really enjoyed returning to Hope Green; so much in fact I read the book in an hour and I wasn’t mentally prepared for it to end! Luckily for us, the third instalment should be here in a month!

I loved how Sam’s dilemma highlighted such relatable situations; especially given the fact that it looks a ‘happy’ sort of book. Which it is, don’t get me wrong. It just contains more depth to it that meets the eye, and I really do think a lot of readers will resonate with Sam. I must admit though, one character in particular managed to rub me up the wrong way in this part, too! I wasn’t really surprised that the leopard didn’t change its spots; but you gotta be positive, right?

Another cosy part to The Vets at Hope Green series. Re-visiting our friends in Hope Green with Sheila Norton, is like being cuddled in a big, soft blanket. I can’t wait to see how the storyline pans out in part three!

Thank you Ebury!

Buy now from Amazon UK.

#Review – The Vets at Hope Green Part 1 by Sheila Norton @NortonSheilaann @EburyPublishing

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Blurb.

PART ONE of a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals. Perfect for fans of Appleby Farm, Ivy Lane and Alfie the Doorstep Cat

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…

What does TWG think?

Ever been between books and fancied something light and cosy; which didn’t make you start questioning your IQ level? I’m sure you have! I most CERTAINLY have, this being one of those times. I had just finished a book that left me with goosebumps where goosebumps ideally should not be. I wanted a story which wrapped my mind in a soft blanket and fed me marshmallows, but it’s those types of books you’ll only know once you see the cover.
Sheila Norton’s book was THAT sort of books. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on the cover that it would be the book that I could cosy up with. Isn’t it amazing how you just know that a book is going to be just…right?

Of course, a part of me was concerned that my expectations were too high to begin with. But honestly? I needn’t have worried, at all.

Sam works as a receptionist for a city vets. The thing is, she doesn’t want to be a receptionist for the rest of life and is adamant that she wants to become a vet. The thing is, her boyfriend thinks that she is living in a dream world. A girl can dream though, right? Nana Peggy to the rescue! Well, Sam is hopeful. A change of scenery, a wise woman; just what the doctor (or vet) ordered..or is it?

I really did feel sorry for Sam at first as she oozed innocence and just wanted to be happy, but things seemed to be going from bad to worse for her. Seeing as ‘Escape to the Country’ is the first part to the Hope Green series, we only get to find out so much. The majority of the story consisted of background information and mainly getting to know Sam. It was such a comfortable read, so comfortable in fact it seemed to end far too quickly haha! I really am looking forward to seeing where Sam’s life is headed and getting to know more of the characters.

A very promising start to a highly intriguing serial. Definitely the cosy read I had hoped for!

Thank you Ebury Publishing!

The Vets at Hope Green Part One is available to buy now from Amazon