The next gloriously uplifting book from the #1 bestselling author of The Mum Who Got Her Life Back.
Suzy Medley is having a bad day…
… when a shabby terrier turns up at her door. Just like Suzy, Scout has been abandoned, although only Suzy has been left with a financial mess and a business in tatters thanks to her ex.
Suzy takes Scout in and her chaotic world changes in unexpected ways: strangers have never been more welcoming and her teenage kids can’t wait to come home to visit.
Then a chance encounter on a windy Hebridean beach makes things more complicated, because Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a friend.
Scout has plenty of love to go round… but does Suzy?
A wonderfully funny and uplifting story about friendship and second chances (and whisky!), perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell
An Endearing Story, Beautifully Told!
In these times of lockdown, this is the perfect read! Take a trip, meet new people AND there’s even a dog!
Suzy has problems to solve and really needs a friend. Her ex has dumped her, leaving her with a business in dire straits when a dog turns up at her door. Taking him in, she finds he makes the perfect companion – always providing a listening ear and a waggy tail! She takes him with her to a Hebridean island to see to the business she needs to sort out and, during a walk on the beach, they encounter someone else who needs a friend . . .
As anyone who follows my reviews knows I’m a sucker for a story with a dog in it, so I was always going to get on with this one. Fiona Gibson isn’t entirely new to me – she used to write a column in our Sunday paper and I have read some of her other novels. It’s a joy to read a book set in Scotland as well as one where the word ‘whisky’ (when relating to the Scottish drink) is spelled properly! This is an endearing story with many facets, based upon a realistic situation and showing off the best of Scotland. I loved the characters and absolutely adored Scout. Beautifully written and a very satisfying read, this is a book I’m happy to recommend to all lovers of a good rom-com and give it 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 354 pages
- Publisher: Avon
- Publication Date: 04 March 21
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Fiona Gibson is the author of 15 romantic comedy novels, including the best-selling The Mum Who Got Her Life Back (Avon), which celebrates the empty nester years. Under the name of Ellen Berry, she also writes the heartwarming Rosemary Lane series (Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane is out in January 2020).
Fiona grew up in West Yorkshire, before working on Jackie and Just Seventeen magazines – in those heady pre-internet days when it was thrilling to get a free plastic mirror taped to the front of your magazine. She went on to edit More! magazine, where she introduced the infamous Position of the Fortnight. After having twin sons and a daughter, Fiona started to write novels, usually at night with the house full of toddlers and builders. She was sleep deprived anyway so it really didn’t make any difference.
She also loves to draw, paint and run – by some miracle she managed to finish the London Marathon 2019. With the kids all grown up now, she and her husband Jimmy live in Glasgow with their collie cross, Jack.
- Website: http://www.fionagibson.com/
- Twitter: @FionaGibson
- Facebook: @fionagibsonauthor
- Instagram: @fiona_gib