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Springtime at Wildacre: a gorgeously uplifting, feel-good romance

By Lucy Daniels

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The third novel in the heartwarming, countryside-set Hope Meadows series, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Holly Martin and Cathy Bramley

Love is in the air in the little village of Welford . . .

Mandy Hope is on cloud nine. Hope Meadows, the animal rescue and rehabilitation centre she founded, is going really well. And she's growing ever closer to handsome villager Jimmy Marsh. What's more, James Hunter, her best friend, is slowly learning to re-embrace life after facing tragedy.

But when an unexpected crisis causes Mandy to lose confidence in her veterinary skills, it's a huge blow. If she can't learn to forgive herself, then her relationship with Jimmy, and the future of Hope Meadows, may be in danger. It'll take friendship, love, community spirit - and one elephant with very bad teeth - to remind Mandy and her fellow villagers that springtime in Yorkshire really is the most glorious time of the year.

Hope Meadows is based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series. Perfect for fans of The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans, Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson, Katie Fforde and Cathy Bramley.

The next book in the Hope Meadows series, Snowflakes over Moon Cottage, is available for pre-order now!

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Praise for the Hope Meadows series

'Incredibly lovely' - Rachel's Random Reads

'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale of friendship and love' Books of All Kinds

'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' - The World is a Book Blog

'Heartwarming and endearing... a gorgeous story filled with hope, joy, sweetness and light combined with the honesty of real life' - Amazon

'Full of friendship, community spirit and some heart-breaking moments that will leave you wanting to stay curled up on the sofa until it is complete' - Amazon

'Will leave you feeling cosy and uplifted' - Goodreads

'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' Bookworms and Shutterbugs

'Full of charm' Amazon

Biographical Notes

Lucy Daniels is the collective name for the writing team that created the bestselling children's book series Animal Ark. Hope Meadows is a brand new Lucy Daniels series for adult readers, featuring the characters and locations that were so beloved in the original stories.

The Hope Meadows series been written by Sarah McGurk, who has the twin advantages of being passionate about Animal Ark and a fully qualified vet! Sarah was inspired by James Herriot to become a veterinary surgeon some thirty years ago. A few years after qualification, she realised she wanted to follow him further, into the world of veterinary writing. She began with short stories, then longer works of fiction, related to her work in general practice and in emergency and critical care. Her special interests include anaesthesia and pain relief, and low-stress techniques in small animal handling.

Sarah currently lives in Norway. She has worked for two years in a local veterinary practice and speaks Norwegian fluently.

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  • ISBN: 9781473653924
  • Publication date: 03 May 2018
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale of friendship, love, and the importance of being who you need to be. I laughed, I cried, and I became completely ensnared, and I cannot recommend it highly enough - it really has got it all!!' — Books of All Kinds
'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' — Bookworms and Shutterbugs
'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' — The World is a Book Blog
'An incredibly lovely story' — Rachel's Random Reads
'A lovely story of what it's like to be working with animals and travelling around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside' — Jaffareadstoo
'The romance, tragedy and drama play[s] out alongside some deeply poignant animal stories...an absolute must read for animal lovers' — The Book Bag
Praise for the Hope Meadows series — :
'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale of friendship, love, and the importance of being who you need to be. I laughed, I cried, and I became completely ensnared, and I cannot recommend it highly enough - it really has got it all!!'
'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community'
'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant'
'An incredibly lovely story'
'A lovely story of what it's like to be working with animals and travelling around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside'
'The romance, tragedy and drama play[s] out alongside some deeply poignant animal stories...an absolute must read for animal lovers'
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