Thursday, 10 December 2015

Lost dogs and lonely hearts - Lucy Dillon

Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved border collie, and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not just be the dogs that need rescuing. 

My thoughts:
I am a bit torn. I liked it, but at the same time it felt...well I just did not really connect with anyone. Maybe the book was just ok after all. Or ok bordering on good.

Rachel is the main character as it is she who inherits a house and a kennel. And she does not like dogs. And she spent her 30s on a man who dumped her. But as we get to know her the book becomes about 2 other women too.

Zoe who has an idiot ex husband, who gives the boy a puppy and leaves it to Zoe to care for it.

Natalie and Johnny who is trying for a kid, but falls for a dog.

Maybe, yes maybe it was the preachy part, not preachy that way! Just preachy about how to care for dogs. Srsly, it made me feel bad that I left our then kitten alone while I worked. I should have put him in daycare? Really? Ok I know that kittens and puppies are not the same. Cats are better *whistles* It was just too do this and that, or else you suck.

Conclusion:
And then everyone met someone or something like that and lived happily ever after.

Cover 
cute

Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Hodder & Stoughton
Romantic fiction
Library


32 comments:

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    1. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES. Only one week left and then HOLIDAY!!!!

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  2. Sorry to hear you didn't connect, but glad you found other things to like

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  3. I'm a total dog person, but I still don't think I'd like to be preached at about how to care for them:) Sorry you weren't really able to connect with anyone in this!

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    1. Do this, do not do that. I did not like it

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  4. I'm horrible when I read books about pets. I work for a vet so I get all judge-y lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. You would not judge here, they were all about rules and regulations

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  5. Daycare for a kitten? *snorts with laughter* Sure dude, plenty of kids don't have that option available...

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    1. I know right. I am EVIL cos I left poor little Luci home alone, all day long

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  6. hmmm.... this sounds like it has potential, but I read several books like this in the last month, and none of them really worked for me, so I think I am going to pass.

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  7. Hmm, not sure if this is for me either.

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  8. I really like the cover and the title reminds me of that one Beatle song. CUTE

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  9. At some point I must try a Lucy Dillon book. I enjoy books with pets in them, although I don't have any to leave or not leave anywhere.

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    1. Even if this one was not perfect, I will still read more

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  10. Rachel lost me when you said she didn't like dogs. I wouldn't want to read a book that was preachy about how to care for your dog.

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    1. She did fall in love with dogs but yeah...

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  11. I think I would like this one.

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  12. You mean I've been doing it wrong for nearly 40 years of pet ownership? Haha! I can see why that sort of thing rubbed you wrong.
    Interesting premise about inheriting a kennel when she didn't even like dogs.

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    1. It was the whole whole would you leave your kid alone...well when my cat is 1 he was an adult. A kid would not be

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  13. sometimes it's nice to have a book like that but well too bad it's finally just an OK book.

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    1. It was just so meh at times, and other times not

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  14. I was thinking maybe, but I hate preaching books. And I'm not a dog person. haha

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