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Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
  

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Winner of the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010.

When the abandoned strays from a local dogs’ home are matched with brand new owners, it turns out it might not just be the dogs who need rescuing. Rachel’s aunt has left her a house, a Border Collie and, despite knowing nothing about dogs, a crowded kennels. But since her life has collapsed she’s not sure she can deal with any more lost souls.

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Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon

When the abandoned strays from a local dogs' home are matched with brand new owners, it turns out it might not just be the dogs who need rescuing.

Rachel's aunt has left her a house, a Border Collie and, despite knowing nothing about dogs, a crowded kennels. But since her life has collapsed she's not sure she can deal with any more lost souls.

Zoe's ex-husband has given their children a puppy. The kids are in love, but she's the one stuck training Toffee the impossible Labrador. She's nearly at the end of her tether -- until Toffee leads her to a handsome doctor...

Meanwhile Natalie and Johnny's marriage hasn't been easy since they started trying for a baby. But is a fridge-raiding, sofa-stealing Basset hound like Bertie really the child substitute they're looking for?

As the new owners' paths cross on the town's dog-walking circuits, their lives become interwoven. And they -- and their dogs -- learn some important lessons about loyalty, companionship and unconditional love ...

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'Heart-warming, fun and romantic. Marley and Me fans will love it'
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'It's funny and charming... a fabulous story that you won't want to put down, guaranteed to warm the heart of even the most devout non-dog person'
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About the Author

Lucy Dillon

Lucy Dillon won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, and is the bestselling author of four other novels: The Ballroom Class, Walking Back to Happiness, The Secret of Happy Ever After and A Hundred Pieces of Me. Lucy was born in Cumbria in 1974. She now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley where she enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills with her basset hounds, Violet and Bonham.

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Publication date

26th November 2009

Author

Lucy Dillon

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
All Shortlists and Winners
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340919200

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