The novel follows Christmas Livingstone who lives to nurture and love others but has some very specific rules that protect her from getting hurt. She runs the delightful and very tempting sounding Chocolate Apothecary in Tasmania safe and delicious until a handsome botanist arrives on her doorstep and upsets her rigid rules.
From Tasmania to Paris with twists and turns this book is an engaging read, though dragged a little for me in some parts.
For any woman who appears to have it all under control but is terrified of losing control. Curl up with a cuppa, some good chocolate and make it a girly few nights. I'll be recommending this to friends who are girly novel lovers.
Details - Allen and Unwin March 2015, RRP $29.99 available as an ebook.
Written by a vet, animal surgeon and best selling novelist The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout follows disgraced veterinary pathologist, Cyrus Mills as he lands in the backwaters of Eden Falls and inherits his estranged father's drowning clinic.
Over the course of a week Cyrus is exposed to pet owners of every calibre and confronted by the demons of his own past and broken family.
More than a light novel but easy to read this book is for the animal lover and for anyone who has allowed perceptions to rule relationships. Redemption and relationship as well as all the craziness that must come from being a vet in a small town. I'll be recommending it to animal lovers, people that appreciate a laugh and those who know the pain of relationships that have gone awry.
Perfect for a night on the couch with a hairy friend (if you have one!)
Details - Allen and Unwin March 2015 RRP $22.99
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