Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Wellies and Westies by Cressida McLaughlin

What They Say:
Hilarious, touching and fun, Primrose Terrace will appeal to dog lovers everywhere and fans of Lucy Diamond, Cathy Bramley and Trisha Ashley.
Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realises, too late, that bringing an adorable puppy into work at the local nursery was a bad idea, especially after the ensuing chaos gets her the sack.
Determined to turn a negative into a positive, Cat decides this is the perfect opportunity to get her dog-walking business off the ground with the help of her flatmates, Polly and Joe. After all, Primrose Terrace where she lives, is full of home-alone hounds…
Wellies and Westies is the first part of a serialized novel told in four parts – all set in Primrose Terrace.

What I Say:

I would like to thank publisher Harper Collins for approving me to read this on NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I will mention the covers of this series how could I not love them they have dogs on them and as soon as they were introduced to the world I knew I just had to read them.

When Cat decides to take a puppy into her job at a nursery it's not the best decision that she has ever made, especially has a boss is rather a stick in the mud and likes an ordered life.  She is immediately fired and has to decide what to do with her life, now she hasn’t got a job.  Having a bottle of wine with her best friend she decides the way forward is to set up a dog walking business.

Right from the start I couldn't help but like Cat, she is full of fun and really one of life’s dreamers but at least she tries.  I loved her flatmates Polly and Joe.  I wasn’t sure on Mark though, I get the feeling he is hiding something.  I love how the book is set around a terrace in a small town and how their lives intertwine with each others.

This is a lovely summer read, full of fun especially when Cat takes too many dogs for a walk.  When I got to the end of this novella I really couldn't wait to find out what happens next to the residents of Primrose Terrace and I really get the feeling it isn't going to be plain sailing.  A wonderful read and Cressida really draws you into the lives of the characters from page one.

5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David.

Cressy’s favourite things include terrifying ghost stories, lava lamps and romantic heroes, though not necessarily at the same time. She doesn’t (yet) have a dog of her own, but feeds her love vicariously through friends’ pets, and was once chased around a field by a soaking wet, very mischievous Border Collie called Wags.

When she isn’t writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.

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