Sunday, August 19, 2012
City Girl, Country Vet by Cathy Woodman
Maz is only coming to help Emma out. Emma is worn and burned out from being the only vet in her clinic and needs a vacation. Maz comes in thinking a couple of weeks, Emma says six months! A lot can happen in six months.
Voice and Edelweiss let me download an ebook of this story for review (thank you). It's due to be published September 4th in trade paperback, so you'll be able to get a copy soon.
This story reminds me a bit of the James Herriott books. Being a country vet has it's own flavor and it's own odd customers.
Maz has come from London after a disastrous love affair and loss of her job doing no more than trying to find a temporary home where she can get her life back in order. What she finds is much more challenging.
The vet experiences in this story have the ring of truth. Not all the patients survive. And Maz begins to think she's lost the faith of her staff, the customers and even what little self-respect she still had.
Then the author pours in a spoonful of additional conflict. She's attracted to the other veterinarian's son. The fact that the father is trying to run Emma's business out of town doesn't make that a comfortable situation.
I really enjoyed this story. It's a soft sweet tale filled with choices, chances, and healing spirits. Why not get yourself a copy and visit the countryside and meet the townfolks pets?