Monday, March 14, 2011

REVIEW: Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
by Lucy Dillon
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade, Reprint Edition (March 1, 2011)

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Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts was originally published in the UK by Hodder Paperbacks in November, 2009.  Recently repackaged and released in the USA, Lucy's heartwarming novel is now available just in time to top our vacation read lists!

Description... When the abandoned strays from a local dogs’ home are matched with brand new owners, it turns out it might not just be the dogs who need rescuing...
  • Rachel’s aunt has left her a house, a Border Collie and, despite knowing nothing about dogs, a crowded kennel. But since her life has collapsed she’s not sure she can deal with any more lost souls. 
  • Zoe’s ex-husband has given their children a puppy. The kids are in love, but she’s the one stuck training Toffee the impossible Labrador. She’s nearly at the end of her tether – until Toffee leads her to a handsome doctor...
  • Meanwhile Natalie and Johnny’s marriage hasn’t been easy since they started trying for a baby. But is a fridge-raiding, sofa-stealing Basset hound like Bertie really the child substitute they’re looking for?  
A story about dog owner's paths crossing on the town's dog walking circuits and their lives becoming intertwined?  Sounds like the perfect light hearted summer read to me!  The characters learn more than they ever thought any dog could teach them...  about loyalty, companionship and unconditional love.

Although a complete work of fiction, I am quite certain I won't be the only dog Mom nodding and thinking "been there, done that" as I flip the pages.  You'll laugh out loud and find you simply can. not. put this one down.  Described as "A contemporary Bridget Jones, but with canines instead of chardonnay." by Stylist (UK), I can only imagine there's a movie deal coming soon! 

When you pick up a copy of Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts for yourself, why not grab an extra for a friend?  Surely there are some birthdays coming up and this one is gift worthy!

About the Author: British author Lucy Dillon divides her time between London and the Wye Valley, where she enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills with her Basset hounds, Violet and Bonham.

5 comments:

Channon said...

Sounds like it tugs at the heart!

jen said...

I would buy it based just on the picture on the cover:)

Kathy R said...

I'm going to put this on my Amazon list!

Jenner said...

I just saw this book in my mother's book club flyer today. I know I can't read it... I'm a helluva softie and can't even look at the cover of Marley and Me or think of My Dog Skip without bawling!

Bubblesknits said...

Okay...think I need to pick this one up. : )