Summer at the Dog and Duck by Jill Steeples


Ellie Browne has found happiness running The Dog and Duck pub in the idyllic village of Little Leyton, and her blossoming romance with tall, handsome property developer, Max Golding, is going swimmingly. With her new best friend, Digby, the black Labrador at her side, life just couldn’t be sweeter.

But their peace is shattered when Max’s younger sister, Katy, turns up unannounced with a whole heap of attitude. And Max’s loyalties are stretched further when his glamorous ex, Sasha, re-appears with her own burgeoning secret.

With the master of the manor preoccupied with the demands of his ‘other women’, Ellie’s forced to consider if she has any role to play in Max’s life or in the village of Little Leyton.

Can Ellie get her life and relationship back on track in time for the summer charity ball at Braithwaite Manor?


It was so lovely to be back at the Dog and Duck again! It was like being reunited with an old friend who you haven’t seen for a while, but with whom you instantly reconnect. I thought I might have forgotten some of the old characters, but no, I was straight back into the story.
What a wonderful instalment this is. We are back with Ellie as she runs the pub, and continues her relationship with Max. Everything changes when Max’s sister Katy appears, and there are some difficult times ahead when she arrives.

Every time I had to put this book down to get on with real life it was a wrench, and I was sorry to finish it. Can’t wait for the next instalment!
An uplifting and heartwarming story to make you look forward to the summer.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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