The Pets at Primrose Cottage

Written by Sheila Norton


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

Emma Nightingale finds she’s accidentally becoming something of a local celebrity in the small town of Crickleford, and it seems that everyone wants her to look after their pets.

While looking after a hamster, she accidentally uncovers a mystery that threatens to draw even more attention to her. With nowhere to turn, soon Emma will have to make a decision that could cost her everything…




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The third part of this delightful series takes up where the preceding one left off and it doesn’t take long for it all to come flooding back.

Emma’s pet sitting business is flourishing as her reliability becomes better known and she is really enjoying life in Crickleford. She is, however, beginning to miss having a ‘someone special’ in her life and realises how lonely she is. Having told so many lies to cover her past, how can she possibly have a close relationship?

Book three advances this story nicely. We learn more about Emma’s past and she manages to dig another hole for herself by the end of the tale, leaving the reader wondering how – or if – she’s going to get herself out of this one! I’m so looking forward to the next instalment in this enjoyable series with it’s variety of pets with personality! I love Sheila Norton’s easy writing style – these really are books you read with a smile in your heart.

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

Tags: humour, romance, animals
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1345.0 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital
  • Publication Date: 18 January 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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