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A Girl's Best Friend

Narrated by: Emma Powell
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)

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Summary

Welcome to your new cottage in the country - complete with grumpy vet, village gossip and a very muddy dog....

City girl Ella wants to take refuge in the country, lick her wounds and work out what she's going to do with the rest of her life. She certainly doesn't want to have a four-legged houseguest or anything to do with village life. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Wilsgrave have other ideas. 

Settling in to her godmother's house for a few months of R&R, Ella finds herself the reluctant babysitter of a badly behaved Labrador - and her plans of staying mainly indoors scuppered. But as she's forced into wellies and into the village's way of doing things, Ella meets people who make her think again about what she really wants out of life and love, starting with her new furry best friend....

A gorgeously romantic tale set in an idyllic countryside village, from the author of best seller Covent Garden in the Snow. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

©2018 Jules Wake (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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Predictable but enjoyable

I don't read much fiction, what I do needs to be intelligent and thought provoking. This wasn't really either. You can predict the story from the book outline. So, why did I give it 5 stars? Because in the middle of a pandemic it was very comforting to have a predictable, warmhearted story of everyday life in a safe, sleepy village. Despite the predictability, (or maybe because of that,) I found it the perfect read for challenging times; a pleasant escape from reality.

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Amazing

What a lovely read I enjoyed the whole book and finished feeling happy and content .

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Lovely feel good book

I really enjoyed this book it was light and feel good and had some true insights into owning a dog that made me laugh out loud.

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loved it, wish I still hasn't finished it. loved the description of Tess the walks by the reservoir, and Ella's mam. Great listening.

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Heart warming

Really enjoyed listening to this delightful book. It was a relaxing and had a real feel good factor. A pleasant audio experience.

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Enjoyable

Light- hearted, easy listening and good to drift off to at night. The outcome was pleasurably predictable (just how I like my endings!) and the setting well described and inviting. Well narrated and a pleasant cosy story.

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loved it,warmed me up on autumn walks with my dog

I really enjoyed this book. really connected with the different characters and wanted to move to the village myself at the end

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Really enjoyed it

I usually listen to audiobooks while I knit/crochet and I am always on the look out for something light to listen to.
This one has been a truly enjoyable listening. The narrator has been really good; the story yes it is predictable but really nice and it’s definitely a book for whoever has had a dog.

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Great Story

A pleasant lockdown listen, really absorbs you into the story line. The characters were great

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Easy listen, great descriptions.


Enjoyed the story, didn't take too much concentration to get the pathways. Narration ok.