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Love Dogs and Lonely HeartsI LOVE this book It s cute it s uirky it s funny it s real it s the kind of book that tugs your heartstrings and it s funny it s real it s the kind of book that tugs at your heartstrings and all the DOGS involve it s just lain amazing First character we meet is Rachel She just inherited her Aunt Dot s estate where a kennel is included along with rescued dogs She just got out from a bad relationship and lost her job at the same time Rachel had a 10 year relationship with her married boss Oliver who in my opinion tricked her into having a relationship with him At first I was a bit Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-Text put off with her because I can t help but think that she s a baderson being in a relationship with a married guy But then I realize reading that m I absolutely love this author as I always know that when a read one of Lucy s books I know that I m in for a treat I loved getting to know all of the different characters and there own individual stories which you get to discover as you rogress through the book If you haven t read a her books before then I highly recommend that you do The world of canine rescue is the foundation for this sweet story There are three main vignettes with some minor characters revolving around them A couple dealing with infertility a divorced mom of two with the ex from hell and all the attendant heartache and a single career woman suddenly finding herself without a job All find each other when they become involved with a local rescue kennel Friendships aren t immediate but start slowly with each so absorbed with their issues that a local rescue kennel Friendships aren t immediate but start slowly with each so absorbed with their issues that can t see what is just beyond their noses Of course the dogs do the heavy lifting in getting the characters to start seeing and resolving their issues As is usual with animal based stories the dogs steal the show especiallyfor me Bertie the Basset Hound And there is lenty of good information about the benefits of rescuing versus buying a dog and some training tips And there was a twist or two that keep the reader guessing A uick and sweet read An excellent feel good book that will renew all your faith in romance and loveRachel nearly 40 and fresh out of a long relationship as mistress to the love of her life has come to the country to sort out her inheritance from Aunt a dogs homeJust wanting to Fantasy Noir. Übernatürliche Mordfälle pay the tax and run with the rest to sort out her complicated life Rachel finds herself not only getting involved with the rehoming of such delightful doggies as Bertie the Basset Hound and Lulu the Poodle but with the locals tooand a tangle with the gorgeous vet winds up with her tangled than she thoughtThere is single mum Zoe struggling to housetrain her two sons let alone theuppy her ex lands on her thank goodness she can turn to chirpy Aussie Megan kennel maid at the Dogs Home and if dishy doctor Bill wants to lend a hand tooThen there are Nat and Johnny desperate for a baby but meanwhile who better to nurture their arental impulses but Bertie the Basset Hounda delightful cast of characters that just make the story flow and whom you cannot help cheering on and loving Settle down for a jolly romp of a read that will have you chuckling and feeling just great Woman goes to take over dead aunt s dog rescue legacy woman meets dog woman meets vet Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts is well written and incredibly redictable which isn t terrible in a book that is meant to be tear jerkingly heartwarming People who like dogs and love stories will inevitably enjoy thisHowever the nature of the mystery at the core of the book why her aunt lived as she did makes me see red view spoilerUltimately the aunt rejects marriage to the Diari perfect man because he turns out to be bisexual and can t give up male liaisons on the side Bisexual men can t be faithful or truly commit is a horrible stereotype that the world would be better off without It s not true and it s hurtful and seeing this book mindlessly reinforce that made me want to rip it up Shame on you Lucy Dillon hide spoiler I am a bit torn I liked it but at the same time it feltwell I just did not really connect Maybe the book was just ok after all Or ok bordering on goodRachel is the main character as it is she who inherits a house and a kennel And she does not like dogs And she spent her 30s on a man who dumped her But as we get to know her the book becomes about 2 other women tooZoe who has an idiot ex husband who gives the boy auppy and leaves it to Zoe to care for itNatalie and Johnny who is trying for a kid but falls for a dogMaybe yes maybe it was the reachy art not A Long the Krommerun: Selected Papers from the Utrecht James Joyce Symposium preachy that way Justreachy about how to care for dogs Srsly it made me feel bad that I left ou. Herrenlose Streuner einsame Herzen und die Frage Wer hat hier eigentlich wen adoptiertAls Rachel von ihrer Tante Dorothy ein Haus auf dem Land samt einem Heim für herrenlose Hunde erbt ackt sie ihre Koffer und kehrt Lon. .
R then kitten alone while I worked I should have Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies put him in daycare Really Ok I know that kittens anduppies are not the same Cats are better whistles It was just too do this and that or else you suckAnd then everyone met someone or something like that and lived happily ever after This is one really sweet and readable story so 4 stars from me Just for the record I m not chick lit fan at all so when I give it 4 stars it s really good Besides I m dog lover so I couldn t GIVE IT ANY LESS I GUESS it any less I guess Who Like Sweet Chick Lit Stories who like sweet chick lit stories love this one This is story about eople who try to live their everyday life but they still don t know that their lives will be changed It s about women Rachel in here late 30 s who loses everything and gets everything in the same time She just need to realize that After her aunt dies she inherits her house and dog shelter Rachel moves form London and tries to take care about everything There he ll meet Natalie and Johnny young couple who are trying to have a child and Zoe also young divorced women mother of two sons who is still struggling after divorce Although Rachel thinks he is not right erson for this and she tries to find a way to leave all that and find herself she slowly gets into routine Where she finds answers on some of the uestions From the blurb you can see how this story will goes not everything but most of the things Even though this story is This Deleuzian Century predictable I can say that I enjoyed Really nice read What a genuinely lovely book this isI hadn t read any of Lucy Dillon s books before but I will nowThe story centres around Rachel who inherits a large house kennels friends and the responsibility for her rescue dogs from Dot her unusual aunt Prior to this Rachel had only know the trendy London scene where her job in PR her interest in fashion and hours spent networking left little room for anything else except the odd evening spent with a man who turns out to be married After her move to the country and not being a dogerson Rachel finds it all a bit daunting But with Megan the kennel manager s help she settles into the daily task list eventually even seeming to enjoy itOne dog in Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity particular takes to her her Not really surprising as it was Gem her aunt Dot s dog Their relationship grows alongside Rachel s confidence She finds abilities she never new that she has Even daring to look start looking forward instead of back An unexpected turn in the story sees Rachel with a new man entering her life as well as a new challenge Rachel gets the chance to start to make her relationship with her mother better because of her new challenges She also finds out a family secret along the wayAs soon as I started reading this book I loved it I didn t want tout it down Snatching little moments for a few Tell Me What You Want pages as I went through my day Splendid Until one has loved an animal aart of one s soul remains unawakened Anatole FranceWhat a Water in Social Imagination: From Technological Optimism to Contemporary Environmentalism pleasant nostalgic read These lost dogs were theerfect companionship to my lonely heart and they totally stole the show Don t get me wrong I love em crazy independent felines but I ll always be a dog Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftain, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887 person at heart Oh yes it s a slow burner but those are often the best because somewhere along the line you get caught up in the story and you don t let go till it s finished For me it was when these three different stories started to connect through dog whispering All the characters are so likable you can t help but to feel empathy towards them and their dilemmas Plus theortrayal of the animals is so genuine it ulls at your heart strings and how could it not Rachel George Rachel s growth was noteworthy throughout the story and I really enjoyed the way their romance unfolded even though it was anything but conventional They were both mature and ondered Le rendez-vous people Plus Gem Nat Johnny I admit at first I wasn t that into the whole gettingregnant obsession of Nat s And Johnny didn t seem that into it either But then things took a turn and I felt for them I m so glad the author didn t go all clich on them in the end though Plus Bertie Zoe Bill The couple who made me smile the most from the way they met till the inevitable I m a single mother talk Plus Toffee and Lulu The only thing I thought could ve been handled better was Dot s mystery which wasn t that shocking Honestly I was expecting something in the lines of view spoiler I gave up my own child to be raised by my sister Now that would go along well with Dot and Rachel s shared looks and the inheritance left to her wouldn t it hide spoiler Rachel is a bit horrif. Don den Rücken Zwar ist sie nicht gerade eine Hundeliebhaberin aber nach einer Trennung kommt ihr der Tapetenwechsel wie gerufen Und siehe da Die charmanten Vierbeiner geben Rachels Leben eine vollkommen neue Richtung Ab. Ied when she finds out that her Aunt Dot has died and left her entire estate to her Dot s legacy is a boarding kennels in the middle of nowhere a huge house and a lot of debts to go with it and Rachel doesn t much fancy moving and becoming at one with the dogs and their owners However when she arrives she finds the eople are nice folk with hearts of gold and that the dogs uickly grow on you as well Rachel soon begins to make friends with George the dishy local vet Zoe a single mum of 2 young boys struggling to cope with them and new uppy Toffee Natalie and Johhny a couple who subsitute a baby for a dog for subsitute a baby for a dog for time being whilst they hide a ainful Secret And Of Course Megan Who Helped and of course Megan who helped run the whole show Will Rachel be able to settle down and mend her lonely heart once and for allI read and adored Lucy s debut novel The Ballroom Class when it was released last year and I ve been really eager for her to bring a second book out When I found it was about dogs I was a bit unsure as I m not the biggest dog lover in the world but the cover won me over with its lovely winter setting and I think it s going to be a big seller in the run up to Christmas The book is Discovering Our Past California Edition: Medieval And Early Modern Times published on 26th November and it s one that will be worth the wait and iserfect for the cold winter nights the book made it onto our Winter Warmers list even before we had reviewed itAnyway back to the book It begins with a narrative by a dog which was interesting and not at all what I had expected Soon after though the book begins with Rachel at the solicitor s office finding out that she s inherited the kennels from her Aunt If I m honest I did find the start of the book to be a little bit slow going and I did wonder how it was going to In This Land: The Purple Book, Volume Four pan out for the rest of the book I did of course stick with it and I m glad I did because it definitelyicks up as it gathers momentum and by the end I was hooked once I do wonder if I didn t get into it at first because as I say I don t especially love dogs and therefore the subject matter wasn t one I was too fussed about reading about but either way it did get better for meThe characterisation in the book was fantastic Rachel was a great character and I liked her very much but for some reason I kept thinking of her as a twenty something rather than the 40 year old she was She doesn t come across in that way but it doesn t make it too roblematic for me when I was reading it However it was the other characters in the book that I liked best Zoe the single mum of 2 was my favourite her ex husband was written so horribly you can t help by feel sorry for her and I liked her rogression as the book moved forward Natalie and Johnny were also such a likeable couple and the storyline between them was so touching and emotional it was so well done by Lucy and I congratulate her for tackling such a difficult storyline with real compassion for her characters Their friend Bill was a good male character although I would have liked to have seen from him and the other man in the book is George the vet who I also really likedOne thing that I really enjoyed about this book was how I could The Houdini Solution: Put Creativity and Innovation to work by thinking inside the box picture in my mind the village they lived in the kennels Zoe s house and all the otherlaces mentioned in the book Dillon has a real knack for descriptive writing not the sort that goes on and on and ends up boring the reader a little bit but she weaves it effortlessly through the story so you re imagining it with every word you read and it unfolds Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction perfectly as the bookrogresses I loved her descriptions of the dogs and the little letters written by the dogs to rospective owners were very emotional and well done You can tell Dillon has a assion for dogs and this really comes across throughout the whole bookIt is a wonderful read and definitely a nice one for the winter nights if only for that glorious cover but I still find that the beginning really did hinder my enjoyment towards the start which was a shame It did drag on a little bit and took a while for me to get into the characters but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed There are a lot of complex issues wrapped up in the book which are written very emotively and all of them relevant to society today and I enjoyed how everything felt realistic and didn t feel like it was going to be rushed to the typical happy ending I loved the characters and think Dillon did a great job of making the reader care not only about the humans in the book but the canine ones too Definitely one to The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability pick up if you can I really enjoyed it it s gentle charming and a lovely read. Er nicht nur Rachel sondern auch die allein erziehende Mutter Zoe und das kinderlose Paar Natalie und Johnny lernen an der Seite ihrer schwanzwedelnden Begleiter eine Menge über Freundschaft Treue und bedingungslose Lieb.