The Pets at Primrose Cottage: No Place Like Home

Written by Sheila Norton


A charming and romantic story about living the R of a serialised novel – simple life and the joy of animals.

With Emma’s past threatening to ruin her life in quiet Crickleford, she’s running out of options. If people – especially Matt, her reporter friend – find out her secret, it might force her to leave the place she’s come to think of as home.

When flooding strikes the town while Emma is looking after an elderly couple’s dog, she has to take her biggest risk yet – but could this be the one that blows her cover for good? And if it does, can Crickleford – and Matt – ever accept Emma for who she truly is?

Note: this is part four of a four-part serialised novel. The full length paperback will be available in April 2018




A Fabulous Finish!  225

Having enjoyed the first three instalments, I was delighted to read the ending to this series and it proved to be just perfect!

Emma is still living in fear of her past catching up with her despite having secreted herself away in the town of Crickleford and setting up a very successful business. What happens next is a complete surprise, well-written, perfectly plotted and a sheer delight to read. What a fitting end to a fabulous series!

I love the pace of this author’s writing; there is always something happening and something else on the horizon which keep up the pace making for a very interesting read. If you haven’t come across Sheila Norton’s books before, I would heartily recommend these as a fine uplifting story is her trademark and you are always left with a smile and a piece of her characters’ happiness.

My thanks to publishers Ebury Digital for approving my request via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: rom-com


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1598.0 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital
  • Publication Date: 15 February 2018
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About the Author

A1uu6csx5UL._UX250_Sheila Norton lives in Chelmsford, Essex and part-time in Torquay, Devon. She worked for most of her life as a medical secretary, until retiring early to concentrate on her writing.

Her most recent novels are published by Ebury (Penguin Random House) and are contemporary fiction with animal backgrounds: ‘The Vets at Hope Green’ was preceded by two ‘cat’ stories: ‘Oliver the Cat Who Saved Christmas’ and ‘Charlie the Kitten Who Saved a Life’.

Sheila’s first novel was published in 2003 and most of her earlier books were of the ‘chick lit’ style of women’s fiction, apart from two books set mostly in the 1960s and one book about grandparents.

She has enjoyed writing all her life, but her writing career first really took off in the 1990s when she won two first prizes for her short stories, and went on to have over 100 stories published in women’s magazines.

Sheila enjoys hearing from readers and can be contacted through her website: where you can also ask to be added to an email mailing list for updates about Sheila’s books and writing life.


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