Release date - 1st June 2017
Book length - 416 pages
Publisher - www.hodder.co.uk
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
ABOUT THE BOOK
The first novel in the heartwarming, Yorkshire-set Hope Meadows series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Cathy Woodman and Katie Fforde.
Based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series.
Newly-qualified vet Mandy Hope is leaving Leeds - and her fiancé Simon - to return to the Yorkshire village she grew up in. There, she will help out in her parents' surgery whilst they're short-staffed. Mandy's life has always revolved around her work with rescued animals, and Welford offers an opportunity to work with creatures of all sizes, from hedgehogs and puppies to farm stock and even wild deer.
But rural Yorkshire is very different to the hustle and bustle of a big city. Mandy must work hard to be accepted by the close-knit village community, and convince them of her abilities as a vet - especially Jimmy Marsh, the gruff owner of the local Outward Bound business, with whom she just can't seem to get along.
When some long-neglected animals are discovered in a critical state on a nearby farm, Mandy is determined to prove herself as a confident and fearless vet. When it comes to protecting animals in need, she's prepared to do whatever it takes...
Mandy Hope is happy to return home to Welford for the summer, to help out her family's vet practice, Animal Ark, until they can get a suitable replacement. After all, it is only short-term and she will pop back to Leeds when she can to visit Simon, her boyfriend. But as Mandy settles back into her childhood home and lifestyle, it is not long before she can no longer remember her city life, or the ultra-sophisticated future vet practice plans that Simon is determined to start back in Leeds.
Reunited with her best friend James, and the various faces from the village that shaped her over the years, Mandy is forced to question what she really wants from her future. And even though some people certainly seem to rub her up the wrong way, the handsome Mr. Marsh, for example, Mandy feels at peace here. As tragedy strikes, and pressure from Simon to return to Leeds mounts, Mandy must find the courage to grab hold of her dreams and seize the moment...if she can.
SUMMER AT HOPE MEADOWS by Lucy Daniels is a stunning, emotional, beautiful tale of friendship, love, and the importance of being who you need to be. Naturally, there are plenty of animals to fall in love with in this story, especially Shy, but the characters and community of Welford are equally as compelling and I cannot wait to return for more in the next book. Mandy is a caring and determined character and I really loved that about her.
Based on the bestselling Animal Ark Series which featured 12-year-old Mandy and her best friend James, it was wonderful to see Mandy and James all grown up and still as close as ever in SUMMER AT HOPE MEADOWS. Their deep friendship brings such an emotional element to this novel and as they face hardships together, their strength and ability to be there for each other, really warmed my heart.
I laughed, I cried, and I became completely ensnared in SUMMER AT HOPE MEADOWS by Lucy Daniels and I cannot recommend it highly enough - it really has got it all!!
Lucy Daniels is the collective name for the writing team that created the bestselling children's book series Animal Ark. For more information:
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*I want to thank Emily from Hodder Books and the author, for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful novel.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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