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The Pets at Primrose Cottage Pt1 by Sheila Norton

Series: The Pets at Primrose Cottage #1

Title: A Place to Hide

Author: Sheila Norton

Publisher: Ebury Digital, Penguin Random House UK

Published: November 23rd, 2017

Pages: 80

Rating: 4/5

This is another story by Sheila Norton that is being released in four parts before the book is finally released and this is the first of those parts.

After splitting with her famous ex, Emma Nightingale is looking for some peace and quiet, away from the paparazzi and pressure that entails. She’s gone to Crickleford, a quiet Dartmoor town where she hopes to  lay low till to let the infamy die. She’s broke and her parents have given her enough funds to enable her to stay there as a lodger at Lauren Atkinson’s home. As she’s wanting to hide her past, Emma accidentally tells some lies and this ends up with her becoming the town’s much sought after pet sitter. . . . . It is in this role that her adventures begin – resulting in more danger of being in the news!

The background to just what happened between Emma and her ex isn’t told in this part but may be revealed in the future parts. The story has a range of great characters and packs quite a lot into a relatively short novella. It is a warm, cosy read with a cliff hanger ending which means I really look forward to seeing what happens in future books in this series.

I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.


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

Emma Nightingale needs a place to hide away. Pursued by the demons left by her ex-boyfriend, she takes refuge in quiet Crickleford, a sleepy town in Dartmoor, where she can lay low.

Life in Crickleford is quiet and peaceful, but it won’t be for long if people discover the truth about Emma’s past. Not wanting to make too much of a fuss, she ends up lying about why she’s there – she’s looking after some cats, she says – then suddenly the town’s new ‘pet-sitter’ is in high demand!

While looking after an Alsatian, Emma finds all attention is on her, and the handsome young reporter from the local paper takes an interest in her story…

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

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