Reality Rehab by Lisa Mary London

Reality Rehab

Lisa Mary London

Faded soap star Gloria Grayson swaps banoffee pie for humble pie with a stint on reality TV.  But her last ditch bid to salvage her celebrity backfires, when the ex-husband from hell is sprung on her in front of 10 million viewers. 

Can Gloria win back A-list status, happy ever after and her Rear of the Year title? Reality is stranger than fiction!

 Faded TV star Gloria Grayson has hit rock bottom.  Sacked from her starring role in a top soap, divorced from hell-raising actor ‘Mad’ Tommy Mack, and obese from binge eating, her days as Britain’s sexiest blonde are well and truly over.

But her luck changes when cruel paparazzi photos relaunch her career, and she and her fat, feisty dog are booked to appear on TV’s Reality Rehab.

Gloria is incarcerated with an American psychotherapist, a rabble of D-list celebrities and umpteen cameras, then put on a starvation diet.  But worse is to come, with the shock arrival of her alcoholic ex-husband.

Tears and tantrums ensue as the divorced couple’s therapy sessions take over the show, and ratings soar.  The other celebrities are infuriated to be sidelined and Reality Rehab fast becomes The Tommy and Glo Show.

But Gloria and Tommy are hiding explosive secrets from each other and 10 million viewers – Reality is stranger than fiction!

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My Review of Reality Rehab

I was thrilled to be asked by the author to read and review her new book Reality Rehab.

The main character Gloria Grayson, or  GG  as she is affectionately known by ex-husband Tommy, has hit hard times. Her career as an actor is in the doldrums, she is broke, single and the only thing rising for this star is the size of her waistline. She enters Reality Rehab to kick-start her career and conquer her addiction to junk food.

Gloria thinks she will have a cushy eight weeks getting paid for doing virtually nothing but the producers have other ideas and the outcome is hysterical.

I disliked Gloria immensely in the first few pages. She was everything you would expect from your typical D lister….. self-obsessed, arrogant and egotistical, but as the pages flew by I found myself warming to her and by the end I found myself punching the air and shouting “Go Glo!”

Poor Baby -Girl, Gloria’s pampered pooch doesn’t get away easily either, she is sent to boot camp and put on a diet. If that wasn’t enough she comes face to face with Gloria’s ex Tommy who she absolutely detests with a passion.

I loved the ‘Daily Post Online’ news cuttings which were dotted cleverly throughout the book, but most of all the reader’s comments made me choke on my coffee.

The characters have depth as well as comedy, each of the other celebrities has a story to tell. My favourite was AJ  Day,  uber- camp stylist to the stars, turned kleptomaniac.

The book is not just for lovers of reality tv because the writing is packed full of satire and irony. In fact, readers who dislike Big Brother and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here will enjoy this parody because it highlights the talentless ‘Get Rich Quick’ society.

Beautifully written, character driven and refreshingly unique, this page-turner was one of my favourite comedy reads of 2017.

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Author Biography

Lisa Mary London went from Chief Reporter on a sleepy Cotswold newspaper to become Celebrity Producer on some of Britain’s best-loved TV shows.  Her TV credits include An Audience with Ken Dodd, A BAFTA Tribute to Julie Walters, The British Comedy Awards and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! She’s worked with stars from Tony Curtis to Ant and Dec, and her debut novel Reality Rehab features around 200 famous names.

‘There’s never a dull moment when you’re working with the stars’, says Lisa. ‘One minute you’re sipping champagne with Pierce Brosnan, the next you’re standing in the Ladies’ minding Barbara Windsor’s handbag.’

Reality Rehab is based on her real life, behind-the-screen experiences as a Celebrity Producer. ‘I’ve met many old school stars like my book’s protagonist Gloria, who curse reality TV and think the cast of TOWIE should be stacking shelves at Tesco, not walking the red carpet.

‘She’s a cross between Diana Dors, Boadicea and Miss Piggy, a glorious, garrulous anti-heroine with bags of fattitude – Gloria puts the real in reality TV!’

Gloria’s petulant pooch Baby-Girl is closely based on the book’s cover star, Lisa’s beloved Maltese Dolly-Dog (says Lisa – ‘You couldn’t make her up’).  Dolly-Dog won fame on ITV’s Loose Women when she married Sherrie Hewson’s Westie Charlie, in a ceremony officiated by John Barrowman (available on YouTube).  The couple split acrimoniously and are currently fighting for custody of a chew toy.

A journalist by profession, Lisa has written for the Daily Mail and was briefly a News of the World reporter, but made her excuses and left before anyone was imprisoned for phone hacking.

‘Even if you have never seen reality TV you will be tickled by Lisa Mary London’s hilarious novel.  Get ready to read it and weep with laughter. A great pick-me-up… A Bloody Mary of cheerful reads!’

Deborah Lawrenson, Bestselling Author

‘Could just be the funniest book of the decade’

Rajee Narinesingh, US Reality TV Star.

‘The perfect frothy but sharply satirical read  –  Great fun!’

Bee Jones, Glossed in a Good Book.

 

Christmas at the Gin Shack by Catherine Miller

Christmas at the Gin Shack

 Catherine Miller

I am delighted to participate in the Blog Tour for Christmas at the Gin Shack organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

About the Book

Welcome in the festive season with love, laughter and the perfect G&T in Christmas at the Gin Shack – the most uplifting holiday read of 2017!

Gingle bells, gingle bells, gingle all the way…

Olive Turner might have lived through eighty-four Christmases, but she’ll never get bored of her favourite time of year. And this one’s set to be extra-special. It’s the Gin Shack’s first Christmas – and there’s a gin-themed weekend and a cocktail competition on the cards!

But, beneath the dazzle of fairy lights and the delicious scent of mince-pies, Olive smells a rat. From trespassers in her beloved beach hut to a very unfunny joke played on her friends, it seems that someone is missing a dose of good cheer.

Olive knows she’s getting on a bit – but is she really imagining that someone in the little seaside town is out to steal Christmas? More importantly, can she create the perfect gin cocktail before Christmas Eve – in time to save the day?

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My Review

I wouldn’t normally choose to read a Christmas book in October but the title ‘Christmas at the Gin Shack’ had me intrigued. I haven’t read the first in the series, ‘The Gin Shack at the Beach’ but that didn’t spoil my enjoyment of this one.

I was interested to find out how a trio of octogenarians had come up with the idea for a gin themed bar right next to the sea. The main character Olive is a force to be reckoned with.She travels around the coastline on a rather unique mode of transport and breaks every rule in the ‘Elderly Person’s Handbook’.  In addition to this, she knows everything there is to know about gin!

Olive has to turn into a sleuth when things start to go wrong at the gin shack and despite being eighty-four she won’t rest until she finds out what is going on. She is aided by her son Richard, a lawyer who returns to Westbrook Bay to spend more time with his mum. Lovebirds Randy and Veronica from Oakley West Retirement Quarters are such a cute couple and Veronica’s extensive knowledge of social media really made me chuckle. Friends from the beach hut community Skylar, Tony and Esme are on hand to help out and they all pull together to unravel the strange goings-on.

What really made this book different for me was the delicious sounding flavoured gin recipes. The customers of the gin shack are treated to some really imaginative concoctions and I licked my lips at the thought of some of them.

Packed full of mystery, mischief, and adorable characters, Christmas at the Gin Shack should be in everyone’s Christmas stocking, to be enjoyed with a homemade mince pie and a drop of gin for good measure.

About the Author

When Catherine Miller became a mum to twins, she decided her hands weren’t full enough so wrote a novel with every spare moment she managed to find. By the time the twins were two, Catherine had a two-book deal with HQDigital UK. There is a possibility she has aged remarkably in that time. Her debut novel, Waiting For You, came out in March 2016. She is now the author of four books and hopes there will be many more now her twins have started school. Either that, or she’ll conduct more gin research on Olive’s behalf.

 

Autumn Dog Walking

Autumn Dog Walking

We had such lovely weather for October this weekend I thought I’d share some photos from our Autumn dog walk. There doesn’t seem to be many leaves left on the trees and we are expecting a storm later today. This is a view over Cheshire.

Rosie and Holly A view over CheshireThis is my granddog Rosie, a Cavapoo(on the right) and my dear old lady Holly who is approaching fourteen years old.

Darcy Autumn Dog Walking

Darcy has spotted something in the distance, my guess would be a squirrel!

 

Holly, Rosie and Darcy Autumn WalkAnd finally a group shot when we stopped for a drink.

Its lovely to have some unexpectedly nice weather when Winter should be on its way.

Hope you like the photos.

Adventures of a Dog Walker

Adventures of a Dog Walker

You know the signs. You ‘re having a lovely walk with ‘mans best friend’ when you suddenly spot four legs where a head should be, frantically writhing in the grass.

The first time it happened I thought ‘how cute he’s wriggling around in ecstasy’. I was partly right. There is nothing a dog loves more than writhing in a heap of fox poo!

Yuck!

It’s always when you have just valeted the car, cleaned the bathroom and have guests coming for dinner. These things go through your mind as Fido runs back to you triumphantly wearing the doggy version of Chanel No5. Your beautiful white Jack Russell now resembles a very, very, smelly zebra.

You then have to hope the dog hasn’t got any on his collar (they always have!). You tentatively attach the lead whilst trying not to vomit. Then it’s time for the walk of shame back to the car. You have to walk past all the other dog walkers, whose dogs look like they have just stepped out of the salon. You just want the ground to swallow you up but Fido has his head held high. His tail is wagging because he thinks he is irresistible! No one wants to chat, in fact, people cross the road rather than pass you. You now know what it must have been like to be the smelly one at school.

During the drive home, you have to gasp for air through the open window. Then hold your breath for as long as possible before sticking your head out again.

Then, how to get your stinky four-legged friend into the bath without him contaminating your home with wild animal faeces?. There is only one thing for it, you have to sacrifice your nice new Marks and Spencer’s hoody, pick Fido up and get him to the bathroom as quickly as possible. Other members of the family look up from their phones to see this mad woman trying to carry a third of her bodyweight up the stairs whilst holding her nose!

Once little Fido is bathed and returned to his former handsome self you look around at the filthy bathroom, your ruined clothes, and smell the pungent aroma of fox poo wafting all through the house….just as your dinner guests arrive!

Anyone know the feeling?

Tip ; Use tomato sauce before bathing, it removes the smell.

Why do they do it?

It’s an instinctive thing that they do from when they were wild. It masks their own smell and confuses predators, it allows them to sneak up on prey without their own scent being detected.

 

For more grooming tips see here

 

15 Low Shedding Dog Breeds- Hypoallergenic Breeds

15 Low Shedding Dog Breeds- Hypoallergenic Breeds

There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog but some dogs have coats which shed less and therefore are the best for allergy sufferers. It is the dander, which is attached to pet hair, that affects people with pet allergies. However, there are a few low shedding dog breeds which may make great pets for people with mild allergies.

It is normal for a dog to develop a thicker coat in Winter, then shed it in Spring. However, if your dog starts to shed excessively or develop bald patches, there may be an underlying medical condition or stress-related illness, so talk to your vet.

Low shedding Dog Breeds

Here is a List of 15 Low Shedding Dog Breeds

Bichon Frise

West Highland Terrier

Lhasa Apso

Cairn Terrier

Maltese

Poodle

Schnauzer

Scottish Terrier

Shih Tzu

Whippet

Yorkshire Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Portuguese Water Dog

Briard

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Simple Tips To Reduce Dog Shedding

1.You can cut down on the amount of pet hair in your home with regular brushing.

2. Good nutrition can also help to reduce shedding in dogs. Cheap products have a high percentage of grains that are hard for the dog to digest. Look for a product which has a higher meat content.

3. Improve the quality of a dogs coat by adding a drop of olive oil or coconut oil to their food and add salmon, tuna or sardines to their diet (no bones).

4. Also, fish skins given as a treat will also add nutrients and clean teeth. My dogs really love them but make sure that you keep in an airtight container because the smell is very strong.

5. Dehydration can also cause the skin to dry and therefore more fur is lost, so keep the water bowls topped up.

6. Regular baths help to reduce shedding in dogs followed by a towel dry and light hair dryer. Use a special de-shedding brush which can be purchased from pet shops.

Reduce Shedding in the Home

It goes without saying that regular vacuuming is important when you have a shedding dog in your home. Special pet hoovers are available with attachments to clean upholstery as well as carpets.

A lint remover is a must for removing pet hair from clothes. You can also use a brush or glove with rubber bristles which are designed for pet hair removal from clothes and upholstery.

TopTip… Simply wipe with a tumble dryer sheet which will remove fur, and in addition, repels dust and pet hair.

An air purifier will filter the dust and allergens from the air.

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Dogs that shed the most

If you do suffer from allergies, are house proud or don’t have the time for daily dog grooming there will be certain breeds to avoid.

The following breeds are known to be high shedders.

Newfoundland

Pekingese

Golden Retriever

German Shepherd

Alaskan Husky.

Border Collie

Recommended Products To Reduce Shedding

Low shedding Dog Breed product

Organic Coconut Oil        Fish Skins For Dogs         Grooming Brush

Grooming Gloves

Additional Reading

Grooming and Bathing Tips  

Amazing Reasons To Give Your Dog Coconut Oil

Thank you for reading about low shedding dog breeds.

Pet Treats

Stray Magic by Jackie Bouchard (Book Review)

 

Stray Magic

 Jackie Bouchard

Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone— other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events.

Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don’t exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late. (Her daughter Winnie is convinced he must be there for her!) Vincent does his best and casts a spell “guaranteed” to help Cara find the One. But when she actually starts meeting men, none of them are her type. If only they were as perfect for her as the dogs they adopt. Did her screw-up fairy godfather botch the spell? If so, what will it mean not only for Cara but Vincent as well?

From USA Today best-selling author Jackie Bouchard, comes a tale of love, laughter, and the profound magic of believing in yourself.

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My Review of Stray Magic

How do you imagine your very own Fairy Godmother would look?

Mine would be dressed in a huge ball gown sprinkled with diamonds, her hair would be blonde and set in huge retro curls. She would have a beautiful smile and appear at just the right time to help me out of sticky situations or to give some honest advice. With a swish of her twinkling wand, she would cast a magical spell to make my dreams come true then disappear in a puff of glitter dust.

It wasn’t quite like that for Cara. First of all her Fairy Godmother is actually a man and his name is Vincent. He appeared the first time, at a very inopportune moment and promised Cara that he was going to find the love of her life. Cara didn’t quite believe her Fairy Godfather at first. He was the smallest man she had ever seen, wearing a velour tracksuit and white sneakers. Cara is recently divorced and her daughter is about to leave home so she is open to the idea of finding love. She works in a pet shop and has an awful boss called Justin who takes credit for all her ideas.The pet shop holds rescue days where homeless dogs are available to view. Cara would love a friend for her corgi, Llewellyn, and hopes to find a rescue dog of her own. She falls in love with dogs easily and would love to take them all home.

The problem is Vincent isn’t very good at his job, He does send along some men but they aren’t exactly right for Cara. Will he finally find the man of her dreams so that Cara’s fairytale can have a happy ending, or is she destined to be alone with only four-legged friends for company?

Stray Magic is a humorous fairy tale that really fuels the imagination. Cara is your average girl next door who gets herself acquainted with a rather quirky Fairy Godfather who likes a drop of wine and a chat about his love life.

If you are unlucky in love there may be a Vincent, hiding behind the shower curtain, who is just waiting to cast his spell and make your dreams come true.

My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend by Peter Jones

My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend

Peter Jones

Adrian Turner, Mountaineer, Secret Agent, Fireman… Ade would dearly like to be any of these things, though he’d trade them all to win the heart of feisty Public Relations Executive, Paige.

Instead, he’s a disillusioned school teacher, on suspension, after an unfortunate incident with a heavy piece of computer equipment. And somebody’s foot. And Paige? Despite being his girlfriend for the past eighteen months, she still seems to have one foot out of the door and hasn’t quite committed to leaving a toothbrush in the bathroom.

Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. A man who in almost every way imaginable is better, taller, wealthier, hairier, and infinitely more successful than Ade.

Is Paige still in love with Sebastian? Why then did she suggest they get away for a few days? Some place romantic…

But when Adrian finds himself in Slovenia – with Sebastian in the room down the hall – he realises there’s serious possibility that he’s in danger of losing his job, his mind, and the woman he loves…

From best-selling author Peter Jones comes this hilarious romp about love, and the things people do to keep it from getting away.

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My Review of My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend

My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend is a romantic comedy written by a man, from a male perspective, which is quite a rarity.   It is usually women who are shrouded in self-doubt, eaten away by reckless jealousy and constantly paranoid when it comes to romance. This book demonstrates perfectly that men suffer huge insecurities too,

Adrian Turner is his own worst enemy, he spends every waking hour wondering why his girlfriend Paige is with him and not her dashing ex-boyfriend Sebastian. The fact that Sebastian is tall, hairy, built his own house and keeps alpacas sends Adrian into a whirlwind of self-doubt and paranoia, especially as Adrian himself struggles to assemble an Ikea bedside table!

The story takes us to a wedding in Slovenia where Adrian meets his demon head on. How will he cope? Does Adrian rise to the occasion or remain defeated by the notorious ex-boyfriend?

I liked Adrian and wanted things to turn out right for him. I imagined him as a John Cleese type character, fumbling and awkward but hilariously funny too.

An unlikely friendship develops between Adrian and one of his pupils called Gary who appears to be seeking a father figure. The boy is extremely bright, unashamedly nosey but undoubtedly lonely. The relationship which evolves is truly endearing.

A great read for women who should be aware that it is not only the female species who suffer from crippling self-doubt. Peter Jones portrayal of Adrian Turner is not only extremely amusing but insightful, compassionate and thought-provoking.

I was sent the book to read in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Peter Jones

Peter Jones started professional life as a particularly rubbish graphic designer, followed by a stint as a mediocre petrol pump attendant. After that he got embroiled in the murky world of credit card banking. Fun times. Nowadays, Peter spends his days writing, or talking about writing. He’s written three novels; a Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy), A Crim-Com (Crime Comedy), and a Rom-Com-Ding-Dong (a sort-of Romantic-ish Comedy, with attitude). He’s currently working on his fourth novel, which – if it’s a musical – he’ll no doubt describe as a Rom-Com-Sing-Song. (Spoiler: It isn’t).

He is also the author of three and a half popular self-help books on the subjects of happiness, staying slim and dating. If you’re overweight, lonely, or unhappy – he’s your guy.

Peter doesn’t own a large departmental store and probably isn’t the same guy you’ve seen on the TV show Dragons’ Den.

 

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Ziji by Yongey Minghur (Childrens Book Review)

 

Ziji

The Puppy who Learned to Meditate

Yongey Minghur

Ziji by Yongey Minghur

Children will love learning the calming power of meditation alongside Ziji, a playful puppy.

Ziji is a noisy, bouncy puppy who lives with the Anderson family: Mom, Dad, Jenny, and Baby Jack. He loves to bark and play and—most of all—chase pigeons in the park. Then one day, Ziji sees a new boy from Jenny’s school, Nico, sitting in the park. What is Nico doing? Why does he look so calm and happy? Ziji can’t wait to find out.

This book, written by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, one of the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters, will teach your child the basics of meditation in a fun and engaging way. Included after the story is a guide for parents and teachers with more information on what meditation is and how it can be helpful as well as suggestions on how children can continue to practice meditation on their own.

Ziji

My Review

A really inspiring and unique book, written by a Tibetan meditation master, Yongey Mingyur who uses the transformation of a dog called Ziji to teach children the art of meditation.
Ziji starts out as a hyperactive dog with ruffled up fur who lives in a chaotic family environment. His favourite thing is to bark and scare off the pigeons in the park. One day he meets a boy called Nico who appears to be sitting quietly doing nothing. Over time Nico teaches Zijii how meditation calms the brain and eventually Zijii becomes a calmer dog who doesn’t chase pigeons anymore.
The beautiful illustrations show Zijii’s progress from a scruffy hyperactive pup to one who is happy, smiling and with smooth fur. Nico explains how frightened the pigeons are by Ziji’s barking and how he should consider how his actions hurt others. Zijiis mum goes to the park to learn how to meditate too.
At the back of the book, there is a section for teachers and parents which informs them of the benefit of meditation and how the reactions of Ziji can be used to reinforce the message that calmness brings happiness.., I can’t praise this book enough, it is non religious and will be a source of inspiration to a new generation.book was kindly sent to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Published 24 October 2017

 

 

 

How to Hygge with Your Dog

How to Hygge with Your Dog

What is Hygge?

Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word which can be described as

‘ a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or wellbeing

We’re all talking about Hygge and how to achieve it, but a fine example of it is right under our noses in the form of our pets.

 

Hygge With Pets

My dogs have idyllic lives. They spend much of their lives napping, in a cosy bed or on a lovely soft cushion. On really special days they will find a sunny spot to laze in and think about their next hearty meal. When the weather changes they are supplied with a warm jumper to wear and a roaring fire. People stop by to stroke their fur and tickle their tummies. They have a furry friend nearby who offers security as well as a warm body to snuggle too.

Dogs really do crave warmth, comfort, and contentment. They will find the very last rays of sunshine at the end of a summers day and choose the warmest spot in front of the fire in Winter. They know that by huddling together they will be warmer and love nothing more than a contented snooze after a long walk.

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So why don’t we take a leaf out of their books? They certainly seem to naturally know how to Hygge and we can learn so much from them.

Here’s How to Hygge With Your Dog

1. When you have a few hours free switch off electricals and take laptops, mobile phones, and tablets out of the room.

2.Light a candle and make sure that the room is warm and dimly lit.

3.Make a hot chocolate and invite your dog or cat to come over for a cuddle.

4.Lower your blood pressure by gently stroking your pet.

5.Feel your pet’s heart beating close to yours and try to clear your mind.

6.Pull a warm blanket over both of you and drift off together.

 

Here is Darcy in his ‘snuggle sack’. Dachshunds love to burrow and often sleep completely submerged under a blanket. They are good for giving the dog or cat a warm safe haven and they are easy to wash and dry. In the photo, the snuggle sack has been placed on the sofa but I also put it in his bed. They are great for dogs who are nervous car travellers too.

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Under the Cherry Tree by Lilac Mills (Book Review)

Under the Cherry Tree

“My dog didn’t like men. Actually that was a lie – she didn’t like the men I chose. The only ones who rocked her world had been my father (who was no longer with us), Ross (who was gay), and the butcher on the high street (for obvious reasons).”
When Jenni Meadows has the opportunity to expand her dog-grooming business she takes it, and when a nice man appears on her horizon but fails to make any sparks fly, she decides she has enough on her plate with her business without adding a boyfriend into the mix.

Besides, Millie doesn’t like him and when her dog doesn’t like a man, Jenni knows all about it. So why does Millie take a very strange liking to the new vet, especially since he has a taciturn expression, wears a wedding ring, and wields a needle?

Under the Cherry Tree is a tale of love and hope, waggy tails, and cold noses.

My Review of Under The Cherry Tree

I can’t put into words how much I loved this book. It has everything..romance, a cottage with a story to tell, a delightful main character in the form of Jenni, but most of all, a little white Westie called Millie.

Millie knows instinctively who she likes, but also who she doesn’t like. Jenni’s love life is dictated by her dog and so far no one has come up to par. The relationship between Jenni and Millie is enchanting, you are compelled to keep those pages turning and I read this book in just one sitting. I will resist giving any of the plot away but if you love dogs like I do, I highly recommend it.

There were parts which made me cry, as I read huddled up to my thirteen-year-old chihuahua, with a sleepy dachshund curled by my feet, and the memory of a dog we lost recently still at the front of our minds.

Other parts made me chuckle, and some warmed my heart and left me glowing, and wanting more!

Huge thank you to the author, Lilac Mills who sent me this book in exchange for an honest review. It really was a pleasure!