The Dog-walking Club by Liz Hinds
Today I am taking part in the blog tour for The Dog-walking Club by Liz Hinds. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for a copy of the book
The Dog-walking Club
Every dog walk brings new drama into the lives of these dogs and their people. A supermarket shelf-stacker, a stay-at-home dad, an elderly widow and a freelance photographer sound an unlikely bunch of friends but they have one thing in common: they all walk their dogs in Beauville Park at roughly the same time each morning.
And that’s enough for Angela, bored organiser without a cause, to get them together to form the Dog-walking Club.For Jock the Scottie, Benji the spaniel, Pixie the boxer, Mitzi the poodle and Bassett the … all sorts, walking each day with their friends is a dream come true. And it changes the lives of widowed Sybil who’s spent a lifetime hiding her secret sorrow, hopeless-with-women Jon who’s wandering almost unwittingly into an affair, freelance photographer Jemma who is at every wedding but her own, and Maggi who is frantically trying to save money to visit her family in Australia.
And for long-suffering Angela a nasty shock turns into a new start in disguise for her and her husband – and their love life.
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The Dog Walking Club is an enjoyable read about a bunch of people who come together each morning to walk their dogs. They are different ages and from all walks of life but the one thing that they do have in common is a love for dogs.
As we get to know Angela, Sybil, Jon, Jemma and Maggi (along with all their wonderful pooches) it is clear that they are all struggling with the ups and downs of life. The group slowly bond and with that comes friendship and they open up about their struggles.
The book shows that small thoughtful gestures can mean the world to someone and that anything is possible. There are some serious moments, a little romance and plenty of doggy fun. I have to say I really love the cover showing Boxer Pixie, with that adorable look on his face. (Yes, a boy called Pixie!)
It is an easy read, with some touching moments and lots of adorable dogs.
Author Bio –
I’m a golden-retriever-loving granny, who enjoys walking by the sea or in the woods, who eats too much chocolate and gets over-excited when the Welsh team plays rugby.
Writing-wise, I am an experienced freelance writer – published in The Guardian, Christian Herald and various other magazines and newspapers – with an MA in Creative Writing (Trinity College, University of Wales). My short stories have been published in Cambrensis (the now sadly-defunct short story magazine of Wales) as well as in several anthologies including Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe (Parthian) and Catwomen from Hell (Honno). I am also the author of several non-fiction books published by Hodder & Stoughton, Scripture Union and Kevin Mayhew.
I have self-published two novels, This Time Last Year, and The Dog-walking Club.
I enjoy speaking about my writing to various gatherings and the media, and am an active blogger, facebooker and tweeter.
My everyday blog: www.liz-and-harvey.blogspot.com
My writing blog: http://notanotherwannabewriter.blogspot.com/
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