I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour today for this wonderful book. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Every dog walk brings new drama into the lives of these dogs and their people. A supermarket shelf-stacker, a stay-at-home dad, an elderly widow and a freelance photographer sound an unlikely bunch of friends but they have one thing in common: they all walk their dogs in Beauville Park at roughly the same time each morning.
And that’s enough for Angela, bored organiser without a cause, to get them together to form the Dog-walking Club.For Jock the Scottie, Benji the spaniel, Pixie the boxer, Mitzi the poodle and Bassett the … all sorts, walking each day with their friends is a dream come true. And it changes the lives of widowed Sybil who’s spent a lifetime hiding her secret sorrow, hopeless-with-women Jon who’s wandering almost unwittingly into an affair, freelance photographer Jemma who is at every wedding but her own, and Maggi who is frantically trying to save money to visit her family in Australia.
And for long-suffering Angela a nasty shock turns into a new start in disguise for her and her husband – and their love life.
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dog-walking-Club-Liz-Hinds/dp/1729286054
US – https://www.amazon.com/Dog-walking-Club-Liz-Hinds/dp/1729286054
I love any book with dogs in it, but this one in particular is fabulous. Not only does it have lots of dogs, but the human characters are superb!
The owners meet every day, walking the same route, and eventually they set up a more formal dog walking club. This set of diverse characters all share snippets of each other’s lives and gradually become friends as well as dog walking companions.
I really enjoyed finding out about the lives of each character, and the many changes that take place in their lives during the course of the book.
A charming and very enjoyable book, with relatable characters, sadness, joy and humour, well worth a read.
MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a golden-retriever-loving granny, who enjoys walking by the sea or in the woods, who eats too much chocolate and gets over-excited when the Welsh team plays rugby.
Writing-wise, I am an experienced freelance writer – published in The Guardian, Christian Herald and various other magazines and newspapers – with an MA in Creative Writing (Trinity College, University of Wales). My short stories have been published in Cambrensis (the now sadly-defunct short story magazine of Wales) as well as in several anthologies including Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe (Parthian) and Catwomen from Hell (Honno). I am also the author of several non-fiction books published by Hodder & Stoughton, Scripture Union and Kevin Mayhew.
I have self-published two novels, This Time Last Year, and The Dog-walking Club.
I enjoy speaking about my writing to various gatherings and the media, and am an active blogger, facebooker and tweeter.
My everyday blog: http://www.liz-and-harvey.blogspot.com
My writing blog: http://notanotherwannabewriter.blogspot.com/
Social Media Links –
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Thank you for your lovely review! x
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Sounds good! Added to my reading list.
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