The Dog Share
The next gloriously uplifting book from the #1 bestselling author of The Mum Who Got Her Life Back.
Suzy Medley is having a bad day…
… when a shabby terrier turns up at her door. Just like Suzy, Scout has been abandoned, although only Suzy has been left with a financial mess and a business in tatters thanks to her ex.
Suzy takes Scout in and her chaotic world changes in unexpected ways: strangers have never been more welcoming and her teenage kids can’t wait to come home to visit.
Then a chance encounter on a windy Hebridean beach makes things more complicated, because Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a friend.
Scout has plenty of love to go round… but does Suzy?
A wonderfully funny and uplifting story about friendship and second chances (and whisky!), perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell
I was immediately drawn to The Dog Share because it features a small, scruffy abandoned dog called Scout. He enters Suzy’s life just when she needs a friend, and from that moment onwards life begins to feel much better.
Suzy has to visit the Scottish island where her ex partner’s whiskey distillery is located to sort out a huge financial mess and speak to the employees.Not only has her ex deserted her but he also moved quickly on, leaving employees worried for their jobs and the future of the island. She has to face anger and resentment from the locals and feels responsible, although she didn’t make the business decisions herself.
The chapters are split between the POV of Suzy and teacher Ricky who returns to the island to visit his father.Ricky is accompanied by his son Arthur who makes an immediate connection with Scout when they meet on the beach. Suzy learns that Ricky may know just the person to make the distillery profitable once more.
All the characters are likeable and you find yourself rooting for them to find happiness. The island of Sgadansay is described beautifully with quaint cottages, old fashioned shops and breathtaking walks along the clifftops.
This is an easy, uplifting read which everyone will enjoy (not just dog lovers!). It shows how connections can be made and avenues opened through mutual love of our furry friends.
Thank you to the publisher for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.