#Review: The Vets at Hope Green: Part 2: Follow Your Heart by Sheila Norton @NortonSheilaann @EburyPublishing
PART TWO of 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?
I was so pleased to get back into this lovely story, to find out what happens next for Sam in her quest for happiness after the events in part one. In part two we see her return to her Nana’s home in Dorset (which isn’t really a surprise), and she has big decisions that she almost forces on herself to make.
The thing that dawned on me and became really prominent whilst reading this part of the story was how the animals were really important for people’s welfare. They are more than just bit-players in a bigger story here. They are key to our characters well-being and happiness. I’m not a pet owner, although I am an animal lover so I get how an animal can affect people deeply. In this book I’m seeing the affect different animals are having on different people and it’s very moving seeing this in action.
It’s also key that we all get stuck in rut’s and find ourselves afraid to make changes. At the beginning of this story this is where Sam is and I think this book is gradually showing us what a bit of bravery can do, what closing your eyes and jumping, trying new things can bring.
This is a really pleasant read and I read part two very quickly in a just over an hour. It’s a real shame it wasn’t a bit longer as just as I was getting my teeth in it had ended but part three is coming soon and I wait with baited breath!
A huge thanks to Sheila Norton and Ebury Publishing for the eARC of this book in return for my honest review.
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Title: The Vets at Hope Green: Part 2: Follow Your Heart
Author: Sheila Norton
Genre: Chick-Lit | Romance
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication Date: 16 February 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
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