The Vets at Hope Green
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The Vets at Hope Green

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A heart-warming and inspiring story about living the simple life, which readers are already likening to All Creatures Great and Small, 'like a Sunday Night ITV drama' 'Like a plate of hot-buttered crumpets and a mug of tea - warm, comforting and utterly delightful!' Annie Lyons (author of The Choir on Hope Street) Sam has always dreamed of working with animals... But her receptionist job in a London vets is not hitting the spot. Unsure whether a busy city life is for her, she flees to her Nana Peggy's idyllic country village. But despite the rolling hills and its charming feel, life in Hope Green is far from peaceful. On first meeting Joe, the abrupt and bad-tempered local vet, Sam knows she must get him on side, but that is easier said than done... With her dream close enough to touch, will she get there, or will events conspire against her...?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 21mm | 229g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785034200
  • 9781785034206
  • 613,567

Review quote

"A gentle tale, in a lovely setting, a thoroughly enjoyable read" -- Katie Fforde "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." -- Cressida McLaughlin * author of The Canal Boat Cafe * "A charming read. Made me want to move to the country and buy a cottage with roses around the door" -- Sarah Morgan "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." -- Phillippa Ashley "I adored this book! I fell in love with the sleepy little village of Hope Green and all the characters in it. Just as I found myself smiling in a complete state of delight, something would happen that would send me frantically page-turning to find out more. Perfect pace, beautiful descriptions, and fantastic characters. 5 warm and fuzzy stars!" -- Jenny Hale "An uplifting read, full of warmth and wonderful characters; four-legged and human!" -- Daisy James * author of The Runaway Bridesmaid * "Anyone dreaming of escaping to a rural life is going to love this. Pups, paw prints and piglets! A purr-fect curl-up read for country lovers!" -- Jane Linfoot * author of The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea *show more

About Sheila Norton

Sheila Norton lives near Chelmsford in Essex with her husband, and worked for most of her life as a medical secretary, before retiring early to concentrate on her writing. Sheila is the award-winning writer of numerous women's fiction novels and over 100 short stories, published in women's magazines. She has three married daughters, six little grandchildren, and over the years has enjoyed the companionship of three cats and two dogs. She derived lots of inspiration for Oliver The Cat Who Saved Christmas from remembering the pleasure and fun of sharing life with her own cats. Sheila is convinced cats can understand Human and that we really ought to learn to speak Cat! When not working on her writing Sheila enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, walking, swimming, photography and travel. For more information please see www.sheilanorton.comshow more

Review Text

"An uplifting read, full of warmth and wonderful characters; four-legged and human!"show more

Back cover copy

A heart-warming and inspiring story about living the simple life, which readers are already likening to All Creatures Great and Small, 'like a Sunday Night ITV drama' Sam has always dreamed of working with animals... But her receptionist job in a London vets is not hitting the spot. Unsure whether a busy city life is for her, she flees to her Nana Peggy’s idyllic country village. But despite the rolling hills and its charming feel, life in Hope Green is far from peaceful. On first meeting Joe, the abrupt and bad-tempered local vet, Sam knows she must get him on side, but that is easier said than done... With her dream close enough to touch, will she get there, or will events conspire against her...?show more

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16 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 25% (4)
4 69% (11)
3 6% (1)
2 0% (0)
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