The Pets at Primrose Cottage: Part One and Part Two by Sheila Norton book review

The Pets at Primrose Cottage is a new serialised novel from Sheila Norton, published Ebury Digital.  Part One: A Place to Hide is available NOW in ebook format.  Part Two:  New Beginnings is available to download in ebook format on 21st December 2017.

PART ONE: A PLACE TO HIDE

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Emma Nightingale needs a place to hide away. Pursued by the demons left by her ex-boyfriend, she takes refuge in quiet Crickleford, a sleepy town in Dartmoor, where she can lay low.

Life in Crickleford is quiet and peaceful, but it won’t be for long if people discover the truth about Emma’s past. Not wanting to make too much of a fuss, she ends up lying about why she’s there – she’s looking after some cats, she says – then suddenly the town’s new ‘pet-sitter’ is in high demand!

While looking after an Alsatian, Emma finds all attention is on her, and the handsome young reporter from the local paper takes an interest in her story…

Review

alsationI adored Sheila Norton’s previous book, The Vets at Hope Green and was pleased to hear of a new story from her.  I was instantly drawn by the title, I love stories set around a country cottage and with the inclusion of animals, which I feel add a warmth and humour to a storyline and they also bring out the soft side in a character’s personality, I knew I was going to enjoy this story.

Emma has recently moved to the little Devon village.  She’s renting a room with a young family.  The author hints about some celebrity gossip that Emma has fled from in the States.  You are left wondering what has happened to make Emma leave the bright lights of New York.  Emma is afraid of being recognised which has left me intrigued as to what she is trying to hide from.  She has no job and her money will only last a short while but when she offers to help look after her landlady’s two pet cats word spreads about Emma helping out with pet sitting and she is soon inundated with requests to look after other pets.

Emma, with the help of the dogs she is caring for, soon starts to enjoy village life and whilst walking the dogs she falls in love with a little property near the river.  It appears to be empty at the moment and Emma soon starts day dreaming of owning a property like this.  Wishful thinking at the moment.

Whilst reading this novel I felt like I was exploring the village with Emma, it sounded so idyllic with names like Primrose Gardens, Primrose Cottage, Lavender Lane and Bilberry Cottage. Such a lovely start to a new cosy novel to cuddle up with on a winter’s night.

PART TWO: NEW BEGINNINGS

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All Emma wants is a quiet life in sleepy Crickleford, away from the prying eyes of the press who are obsessed with the life she used to lead.

She is enjoying her new vocation: the town’s most in-demand pet-sitter. But her journalist friend and fellow animal lover Matt is desperate for a big story to make his career – such as Emma’s true identity…

Emma doesn’t want the spotlight, but it keeps finding her anyway. Can she keep her past a secret and live the life she’s dreamed of?

Review

burmese catIt was so nice to return to Emma and Primrose Cottage, it felt like I’d just recently visited them.  We left Emma last time with the fear of her whereabouts being found out by the local journalist.  Emma is still in hiding after fleeing from the States.  With this instalment we learn a little more about her relationship with her ex-boyfriend celebrity Shane but as yet we don’t know why she suddenly fled.

The pets of the village are keeping Emma’s mind off her thoughts although a farm cat causes her undue pain and anguish.

Will Emma’s new life and new beginning become in jeopardy as her friendship with the local journalist grows?

Another lovely instalment from Sheila Norton of a paw-friendly heartfelt story with a touch of intrigue and maybe blossoming romance for our animal loving shy heroine.

I’m really looking forward to continuing with this story, we don’t have long to wait with part three due out on 18th January 2018 and the final instalment part four due out on 15th February 2018.

To learn more about Sheila Norton and her work please visit the following pages:

Website:  https://www.sheilanorton.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/NortonSheilaann

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The Vets at Hope Green: Part Four by Sheila Norton book review

 

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The Vets at Hope Green: Part Four A New Start written by Sheila Norton, publisher Ebury Digital is available in ebook format from Thursday 13th April 2017.

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PART FOUR of a serialised novel – a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.

The last few months have been hard for Sam. Her dream to work as a vet is slowly becoming reality, and she is beginning to encounter the struggles and heartbreaks that someone in a job like this must face.

But what’s more heartwarming and inspiring than a litter of new piglets? On a call to a farm with Joe, Sam can’t help but feel a sense of renewal in her own life as she witnesses one of the most glorious and natural processes of all.

Sam’s thoughts inevitably turn to her own child – will she be able to cope when the baby is born? And with her love life so shaky, will a fatherless child turn out all right?

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This is the fourth and final part in The Vets at Hope Green series of ebooks and it has been such a delightful book series, I have thoroughly enjoyed being charmed by this wonderful, warm, cosy romance.  You can find my reviews for all parts here Part One, Part Two and Part Three

We continue with Sam’s journey settling into life in the idyllic coastal village of Hope Green in Dorset.  Sam’s life since moving to the village has been quite an emotional one and with her pregnancy progressing her life is soon going to be turned upside.  Emotions are running high at the vets both personally and professionally.  Joe the vet and Sam’s boss, has been called to an emergency at a local pig farm, one of the pregnant sow’s is struggling with her birth.  The only assistant available to help is Sam so they both rush to the farm to help.  However, whilst at the farm another emotive event is unfolding.  Can Joe save the day again?

This was such a wonderful finale to a gorgeous book series that has totally wrapped itself around my heart.  Perfect reads for lazy days and with the sun now making its appearance this story would be ideal to read whilst enjoying the countryside on a picnic.  Delightful and charming 5/5*

To find out more about Sheila Norton and her books please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.sheilanorton.com/

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The Vets at Hope Green: Part Three

 

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The Vets at Hope Green: Part Three written by Sheila Norton, publisher Ebury Digital is available NOW in ebook format.

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PART THREE of a serialised novel – a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.

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 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…

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Once again I loved returning to Hope Green and continuing with Sam’s story.  We start with the cliffhanger from Part 2 which leaves Sam emotionally exhausted.  However, her life doesn’t quite return to some semblance of normality as a visit from her best friend back in London leaves her with an unpleasant feeling.

Sam’s split personality boss, Joe, starts to slowly open up with her about his home life after Sam inadvertently upsets his daughter, Ruby.  Ruby loves horses and she has a little pony whom she’s keen to show Sam all about inviting Sam to the stables.  Visiting the stables brings up visions of a traumatic event in Sam’s past and we are left wondering what truly happened.

With friendships blossoming and others strained life in the idyllic village is a welcome distraction for Sam.  However, Sam’s life is thrown off balance again with a new worry close to home.

This story by Sheila Norton has lovingly wrapped itself around my heart.  It’s a wonderfully warm cosy read about real life with it’s high and low points.  The glorious picturesque setting of Hope Green sounds like the perfect tonic for any of life’s bumps in the road.  I’m looking forward to the fourth and final part in this lovely series.

To find out more about Sheila Norton and her books please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.sheilanorton.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/NortonSheilaann

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The Vets at Hope Green: Part Two by Sheila Norton book review

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The Vets at Hope Green: Part Two written by Sheila Norton, publisher Ebury Digital is available NOW in ebook format.

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PART TWO of a serialised novel – a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.

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?

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This was another wonderful instalment in the new cosy romance series by Sheila Norton.  My review for part one of this series can be found here

Once again we are welcomed back into Sam’s life. Following her return back to London after a visit to the picturesque Hope Green, Dorset to see her nan, Sam is resuming life back at the city vets. She’s not sure where to go next with her relationship with Adam and she has to discuss some important details with him that will ultimately effect their futures.

Following a heart to heart with Adam, Sam reassesses her life and feels like the best place to ponder over her future is in Hope Green away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sam takes an unexpected guest with her to her nan’s, a stray black kitten that had been taken in at the city vets. Sam has taken a shine with the little cat and has spent a lot of time with her to aid her recovery. Sam is hoping the little stray will bring a smile back to her nan who sadly lost her beloved dog a few weeks back.

We follow Sam on her contemplative journey back to Hope Green with this little bundle of fur. Sam has to make decisions about her future. Hope Green makes Sam feel instantly comfortable and at home and the locals welcome her with open arms apart from the grumpy local vet.

This story is so likeable with it’s idyllic setting and characters that are relatable. There is some hidden depths to the personalities of a few of the characters that leave you wanting to learn more about them. Sheila Norton has managed to wrap this series around my heart. She gives you a cliffhanger at the end of each part leaving you with the anticipated need to grasp the next instalment. A delightful series that I am looking forward to reading each and every part.

To find out more about Sheila Norton and her books please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.sheilanorton.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/NortonSheilaann

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The Vets at Hope Green: Escape to the Country by Sheila Norton book review

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The Vets at Hope Green: Escape to the Country written by Sheila Norton, publisher Ebury Digital is available in ebook format from the 19th January 2017.

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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…

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I’m really not sure why I haven’t read a Sheila Norton novel before but after reading this novella I feel like I’ve found a new favourite author.  I devoured this part one of the new series by Sheila Norton, The Vets at Hope Green: Escape to the Country it’s a wonderful start to a blossoming new series.

I love animals and to work with them seems like one of my ideal jobs so this series looked perfect for me.  We are introduced to Sam who is a receptionist at a city centre vets in London.  Sam is in a relationship with Adam but feels like something is missing; for starters their dream lifestyles don’t seem to match.  Sam also feels she wants more out of work.

To try and recharge her batteries Sam set’s off to the Dorset countryside to visit her Nan in the gorgeous coastal village of Hope Green.  Sam is hoping the sea air, taking her nan’s dog Rufus for walks and enjoying her nan’s company is just what she needs to take stock of her life.  Sam didn’t expect a life changing event in her personal life to cause her some more heartache and decisions need to be made personally and possibly professionally.  Whilst in the village Sam makes an acquaintance with the new village Vet Joe Bradley who ruffles feathers with his animal owners but has the most wonderful charm and patience with their animals.  This man seems an enigma to Sam, one minute she is so alarmed with his rudeness and the next she is swooning over his kindness to the animals.

Escape to the Country has left me wanting more and I can’t wait to read the next (and all) in the series.  We are left with questions unanswered and situations need to be resolved.  This start to the series which sets to be a wonderful feel good romance is full of charm, gorgeous countryside coastal settings, life’s struggles in a more serene setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, characters to learn and love and animals to fill your heart.  Perfect read to start the New Year with.  5/5*

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this novel.

To find out more about Sheila Norton and her books please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.sheilanorton.com/

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