About the Book
A dog’s life is just what Maddy needs
Maddy Young thought she had it all.
Swanky city apartment? – yep. Fancy car? sorted. High-flying career? – tick.
Even if she’s lost most of her friends because of spending all her time at work, and can’t remember when she last had fun, it’s worth it.
Until she’s suddenly made redundant. Now she’s 37, jobless, and after the breakup with the former love of her life, unhappily single.
Enter Maddy’s childhood friend, Beth, the owner of Growlers, the doggy daycare centre at Giddywell Grange, on a mission to make Maddy see there’s more to life than work.
Soon, Maddy is swapping spreadsheets for volunteer duty at the library, daily Starbucks for cups of tea with elderly neighbours, and her Prada handbag for doggy poo bags… And with Beth’s gorgeous brother, Alex, back from the States, Maddy starts to think that Giddywell Grange might just be her happy place.
But when her old life – and her old boyfriend – comes calling, will Maddy go back to the job she loved so much? Or will she discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy?
An uplifting romantic comedy that will warm your heart – perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde.
OMG I absolutely loved it!
Kim the Bookworm is Kim Nash the author and I’m sure she will soon be a superstar too.
I loved Amazing Grace , and this is equally fantastic.
I was looking forward to reading this book. I love Kim as a blogger and she shouts from the rooftops about books, sharing the booklove.
I knew it would be fabulous from the start, so effortless to read it totally hooked me in.
Maddy’s almost perfect life fell apart on that fateful morning when she was called in to see her boss. Corporate was all she knew. Power dressing, fancy meals, fancy car, even fancier holidays.
It’s such a special story. As her life is turned upside down she comes to the rescue of her childhood best friend Beth. That very friend who has always been there for her even though Maddy is always too busy to make time for. Beth needs an operation and Maddy helps out filling in for Beth with all the jobs around the farm and also projects in the community. It’s a revelation for Maddy and she realises there is more to life than her previous career.
The cast characters are so likeable, from her Mum, Uncle Tom and Alex, and the people on the community projects. I wanted to join in and help out, the feel-good feeling is infectious and jumps out from the pages.
Her ex does creep back into the story and you realise what trouble he caused in the past.
I had many thought-provoking moments whilst reading this, especially telling people ‘I can’t stop long’ when visiting them…..something I need to stop doing right now. When Maddy sang ‘Moon River’ (it’s on every playlist I have) at the old folks home I totally went! It gave me tears and goosebumps.
I related to so many things, (even going for a wee while the kettle boils, so as not to waste time!!)
It is a funny, romantic and emotional read and I can’t recommend it enough. In fact it’s one of my favourite books of the year.
Thanks to Hera Books and NetGalley for the review copy of this this fabulous book in which I give my honest opinion.
Publication date 18th September 2019
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