Country Passions Paperback
by Rebecca Shaw
Part of the Barleybridge series
The fourth in the popular series of novels set in a veterinary practice in the Dorset town of Barleybridge, by the bestselling author of the Turnham Malpas tales When Dan, one of the farm vets, is seriously injured in a car accident, everyone at Barleybridge Animal Hospital is shocked.
But they have even more to cope with when Scott Spencer, back from Australia, steps in to cover for him.
Joy, the Practice Manager, remembers the hearts he broke when he last worked there, and also his abrupt departure.
She refuses to agree to this appointment, however temporary it turns out to be.
So Joy leaves, and Scott slips seamlessly into the practice routine.
But Scott is in for a shock himself, when secrets are revealed which turn his life upside down and transform his attitude to women...COUNTRY PASSIONS is a wonderfully compelling and tender novel in which Rebecca Shaw weaves her magic around the animals and the people in this busy veterinary hospital, bringing them to life and sharing with us their troubles and triumphs.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 17/02/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780752865430
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Review by susanpenter
I really enjoyed this book, it was great to see Scott back and being tamed. The added adventure was a bonus and the details about Phil were a nice extra and gave his character real credibility.
Review by mhleigh
This is the fourth novel in a series about a veterinary practice in Barleybridge, England. At the beginning of the book, one of the vets suffers a car accident, requiring the staff manager to fill a temporary position extremely quickly. In to this void steps Scott Spencer, the engaging, charismatic vet who has been noticeably missing in action since the first book in the series. However, since he left the practice and the country suddenly at the close of the first novel, not everyone is happy to see him back, dividing the office in half. Also, since Scott has always been a ladies man, hearts on the line abound. The books in which Scott was absent from this series definitely fell flat compared to the first, so I was really looking forward to his inevitable return. However, it was not at all what I hoped for. The twists were not surprising, and there was not enough to keep the reader engaged. Let down.