Christmas has arrived in the little village of Welford. The scent of hot roasted chestnuts is in the air, and a layer of frost sparkles on the ground.
This year, vet Mandy Hope is looking forward to the holidays. Her animal rescue centre, Hope Meadows, is up and running - and she's finally going on a date with Jimmy Marsh, owner of the local outward bound centre.
The advent of winter sees all sorts of animals cross Mandy's path, from goats named Rudolph to baby donkeys - and even a pair of reindeer! But when a mysterious local starts causing trouble, Mandy's plans for the centre come under threat. She must call on Jimmy and her fellow villagers to put a stop to the stranger's antics and ensure that Hope Meadows' first Christmas is one to remember.
One thing's for certain: this Christmas, there'll be animal escapades, kisses under the mistletoe...and plenty of festive cheer for all.
Hope Meadows is based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Holly Martin and Cathy Bramley.
(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
Read what everyone's saying about the Hope Meadows series
'Full of lovely Christmas spirit - will leave you smiling from ear to ear!' Netgalley
'I was enchanted... a wonderful story; one that I really loved' Goodreads
'This is a really lovely book and will make you feel the Christmas spirit!' Netgalley
'A lovely book; one that I would recommend highly!' Broadbeans Books
'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale... I cannot recommend it highly enough!' 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
'Incredibly lovely' - Rachel's Random Reads
'Will leave you feeling cosy and uplifted' - Goodreads
'Heartwarming and endearing... a gorgeous story filled with hope, joy, sweetness and light combined with the honesty of real life' - Amazon
'I had tears in my eyes at the first chapter' - Goodreads
'Full of charm' Amazon
'I really enjoyed this lovely romp through the glorious Yorkshire countryside...a really lovely summer read and the start of a promising new series of books which I am sure will delight readers' — Jaffareadstoo
'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' — Bookworms and Shutterbugs
'An incredibly lovely story' — Rachel's Random Reads
'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
'The romance, tragedy and drama play[s] out alongside some deeply poignant animal stories...an absolute must read for animal lovers and grown-up fans of the original series' — The Book Bag
'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' - The World is a Book Blog — The World is a Book Blog