Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Book Review - A Girl's Best Friend by Jules Wake

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Title:  A Girl's Best Friend
Author: Jules Wake
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: 16th April 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

Welcome to your new cottage in the country - complete with grumpy vet, village gossip and a very muddy dog . . .

City girl Ella wants to take refuge in the country, lick her wounds and work out what she's going to do with the rest of her life. She certainly doesn't want to have a four-legged house guest or anything to do with village life. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Wilsgrave have other ideas.

Settling in to her godmother's house for a few months of R&R, Ella finds herself the reluctant babysitter of a badly behaved Labrador - and her plans of staying mainly indoors scuppered. But as she's forced into wellies and into the village's way of doing things, Ella meets people who make her think again about what she really wants out of life and love, starting with her new furry best friend . . .

Definitely a book for anyone who has ever owned a dog, or wanted to have their own dog, and possibly for those curious about the benefits of having a dog. 

For Tess, really is A Girl's Best Friend, Elle may have been looking after her reluctantly at first, but then she wasn't really sure about the village in which she is house sitting in either. However over the course of the story, Elle's thoughts about what she wants for life do start to change. 

This is a lovely story about new beginnings, discovering yourself and dogs.  If I am sounding slightly dog obsessed then well they are at the centre of the story and the best characters too! 

I really enjoyed this book and found I was losing myself within its pages, to the extent I didn't even notice a cat siting on my windowsill, until I looked up (I don't own a cat so was rather shocked!).  

With laughs to be had, almost always with Tess at the heart of the funny bits, a dishy vet to get to know and assorted villages,t this really is a fun and entertaining story to read. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Sphere for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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