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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucy Dillon Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781482982541
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Juliet’s been in hiding. From her family, from her broken life, but most of all from the fact that Ben’s not around anymore. Her mother Diane has run out of advice. But then she insists Juliet looks after her elderly Labrador and it becomes apparent that Coco the dog might actually be the one who can rescue her daughter. Especially when it leads to her walking dogs for a few other locals too, including a spaniel, Damson, who belongs to a very attractive man. Before she knows it, Juliet realizes she has somehow become the town’s unofficial pet-sitter. A job which makes her privy to the lives and secrets of everyone whose animals she’s caring for.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warm, fluffy and fun.”

    Cosmopolitan

  • “Dillon does an excellent job of conveying the depths of her character’s loss without letting the story grow tedious. The characters are charming and real.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/16/2014

    " Unique way of dealing with grief, walking her own and other people's dogs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 2/12/2014

    " If you are a dog lover, you will enjoy this book. It is fun, inspiring and a hopeful read. It is hard to imagine our lives without their judge free companionship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheena | 2/12/2014

    " Cute story I'd give it 3.5 stars out of 5 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 2/10/2014

    " This was a really long and predictable book that took a turn for cheesy at around the 200 page mark. No thanks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bambola | 1/31/2014

    " Ah, really liked this book. A few characters from Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts made fleeting appearances, which was kind of nice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabra | 1/18/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, it was heartwarming and really made me think about the emotions each character was facing. It was also perfect for reading this time of the year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 12/24/2013

    " I love Lucy Dillon's books. They are always well written and I enjoy the characterizaton she gives the canine characters. All I can say is I love Minton and how he got his name! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah Lane | 12/20/2013

    " A bit depressing for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 11/16/2013

    " I liked part of this book, however, I got a bit bored with it. Good ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 11/3/2013

    " A light read about a young widow who recovers from her loss through walking dogs and renovating her house. A good summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie Wilson | 10/25/2013

    " Lovely heartwarming tale - well written, and definately recommended as light reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Pugh | 9/26/2013

    " This is such an engaging story which I will definitely re-read in the future. I really connected with Juliet, she is such a likeable character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Whiteford | 8/12/2013

    " This took me a bit longer to like than Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, but I ended up loving it. Same setting, new characters, still lots of dogs. The writing is solid, the plot moves along well, and the eventual romance made me more fluttery than I'd normally be. I can't wait to read her next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Irwin | 8/2/2013

    " Loved it!! The perfect holiday read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 6/27/2013

    " This is nicely written light read. Just right for the "I don't want to think too deeply and I'd like a happy ending" times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 6/6/2013

    " Lese die deutsche Ausgabe ... tolles Buch "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbe | 4/13/2013

    " This is a nice, light read. Predictable, but sometimes, when done well enough, that's what I need. I want nice people who have some problems, but sort them out and live happily ever after. If there is a dog, or dogs, and also set in the UK, all the better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki Woodham | 4/6/2013

    " I really liked this book. Fairly predictable, but an enjoyable read. Made all the more better for having a dog of my own, I felt I could relate to the story better, definitely towards the end of the book. It made me cry!! Be warned! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerstin Severien | 1/11/2013

    " After reading the first on, walking back to happiness, I just had to have more of her words, she is such a nice writer and really explains the small golden gifts we get in life! From our dogs!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Ruth | 7/4/2012

    " I really enjoyed this story of overcoming loss. The characters are developed well and made the book come to life. I'm looking forward to reading more from Lucy Dillon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mio | 6/22/2012

    " Annoying, heart-warming, funny, sad and wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bokoholist | 4/14/2012

    " time to quit chick lit? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Lloyd | 3/3/2012

    " Sweet, enjoyed it, nice mix of characters, dogs and story. "

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About the Author
Author Lucy Dillon

Lucy Dillon was born in Cumbria. She now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley, where she lives with her husband and a pair of Basset hounds, Bonham and Violet.

About the Narrator

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.