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Walking Back to Happiness Paperback – December 6, 2011
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Contemporary Romance -Dec. 6th, 2011
Juliet has recently lost her husband and remains in hiding from the world. Unable to overcome her grief over losing Ben, she refuses to leave the house even to take Minton, her husband's loyal dog, out for a walk. When Juliet's mum forces her out of the house and into starting a dog-walking mini business, Juliet resists interacting other people but eventually, begins to find her way back into living again. Along the way, Juliet finds herself attracted to the handsome owner of a spaniel and drawn to the chaotic, charming life of her neighbor - an overworked mum with three kids, a dad who's in a band, and an Irish houseguest that helps Juliet fix her house. Slowly, Juliet realizes that it's time to let go and start again...
This was a depressing book in the beginning. For someone who's married, this book hits me right in my greatest fear - what will life be if you lose your other half? I really didn't enjoy the first part of the book simply because it scared me. Towards the end, when Juliet slowly recovers, I started to appreciate the story for what it is - a heartwarming tale of a woman who rediscovers life again. I especially like the sub-plot of Juliet's perfect sister who goes through a mid-life crisis and has an affair. I thought it was really sweet of Juliet to finally get out of her self-involved cocoon and reach out to her sister. The second theme of redemption and appreciating all your loved ones is very touching.
Even though the dogs do play a huge part in Juliet's recovery, the star of the book is clearly Juliet. She's flawed and unlikable at times, but she's real and you can feel her pain. Not for the faint of heart, this is a serious, thoughtful read on life after loss and the resilience of the human heart.
Reviewed by Pauline from the Bookaholics Romance Club
Louise will go back to work after almost two years of being a stay at home mother. She's excited to do so because she feels her entire being is now taking care of Toby. There's some strain between her and her husband, Peter, or rather she feels the strain because Peter is clueless to the situation. Peter works long hours and thinks Louise loves staying at home. He can't really understand why she wants to go back to work and would even like to try for another baby to Louise's horror.Read more ›
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Lucy Dillon has sauntered into my heart. I have read most, if not all of her book, and feel like I am living two lives, one
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Perfect for people who like, dogs, a little predictable but will warm your heart. Includes a few good twist with a good storyPublished 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
The author writes like other authors of this genre. There isn't much depth but there is a lost love, an overly helpful mother, a rather far fetched conflict with a sister, an... Read morePublished 9 months ago by MMRudy
Fun little read full of heart. As someone who loves dogs and occasionally is hired as a dog walker, I could identify with the story!Published 10 months ago by Tom Barnett
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