For years I’ve shared my book reviews on my other blog, because it was a blog dedicated to my own books. But recently, my creative endeavours have changed from writing novels to focussing on photography. I’m not giving up on writing completely. I’m just having a break to focus on my new passion. So, over the coming months, that blog is going to become almost exclusively dedicated to photography. Therefore I thought I would start posting my book reviews here instead. Many of the books I read and review have been given to me in lieu of an honest review, like this one, A Cosy Christmas with the Village Vet by Eliza J. Scott…
It’s the most magical time of the year! Will Brogan and Nick find the happiness they crave so they can celebrate the festive season?
Christmas has always been a special time for Brogan, especially since her move to her grandparents’ smallholding. Set near the picturesque village of Lytell Stangdale in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors, it’s an idyllic location. But with the loss of her beloved grandparents still raw, she’s struggling to find her festive spirit.
Talked into going to a wedding by her friends, Brogan finds herself sitting next to a rather handsome stranger. Thinking she’ll never seen him again, she dusts off her flirting skills and lets her fun-loving side loose.
Newly single Nick Heuston was dreading going to his friend’s wedding. But a chance encounter with a woman with captivating green and eyes makes him think otherwise. He’s gutted when she disappears without leaving any way for him to contact her.
Telling himself he needs a break from relationships, Nick intends to focus all his attention on his job as a vet at a new practice. It proves easier said than done; he just can’t get Brogan out of his mind.
Meanwhile, Brogan’s been looking forward to starting her new job as a vet nurse at the new local practice.
On their first day at Danskelfe Veterinary Surgery, both are stunned when they come face-to-face once more – something Nick seems very happy about, but Brogan’s not so sure.
Despite her reluctance, it would seem fate is keen to push them together, and Brogan finds her feelings for Nick growing. As for Nick, the more he gets to know Brogan, the more he finds himself falling for her.
Just when their romance looks ready to bloom, something or someone seems to get in its way.
Will Christmas work its magic? Or are Brogan and Nick destined to be nothing more than a brief encounter?
Why not join Brogan and Nick, together with their canine companions Wilf and Maudie – and all the familiar Life on the Moors characters – for a heartwarming, festive trip to the moors?
My Review of A Cosy Christmas with the Village Vet
Being a Yorkshire lass, I enjoyed reading about the small village of Lytell Stangdale in the north, and the folk of the Danskelfe Veterinary Surgery. There is such a lovely camaraderie there between the staff and the patients. As for the love story, I was keen for Brogan and Nick to get together so it drove me mad when that didn’t happen straight away (for obvious reasons). Although the story was lovely, I found myself getting more and more irritated with the way Nick tolerated his ex’s ridiculous behaviour. That was the one thing I couldn’t get my head around, because it just didn’t seem believable. That being said, this was a sweet read. I imagine it being made into a Hallmark Christmas movie. So, Eliza, get that script written!
Eliza lives in the North Yorkshire countryside with her family. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. Her books will always have happy endings.
Social Media Links
Amazon author page UK: amazon.co.uk/~/e/B07DMQWPMH
Amazon author page US: amazon.com/~/e/B07DMQWPMH