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Juliet’s been in hiding - from her family, from her broken life, but most of all from the fact that Ben’s not around anymore. Her mother, Diane, has run out of advice. But then she insists Juliet look after her elderly Labrador and it becomes apparent that Coco the dog might actually be the one who can rescue her daughter. Especially when it leads to her walking dogs for a few other locals too, including a spaniel, Damson, who belongs to a very attractive man.... Before she knows it, Juliet realizes she has somehow become the town’s unofficial pet-sitter. A job which makes her privy to the lives and secrets of everyone whose animals she’s caring for.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Leisha on 12-10-12

Great Read - makes you appreciate what you have

Similar to Lucy Dillon's previous books - easy to listen to, funny, dog friendly etc. Jilly Bond is the perfect narrater for this style of writing. The charaters are all likeable and real and the dogs just bring it all together.

Its the story of widow Juliet's 12 month grieving and how a pushy mother, disfunctional sister, crazy neighbour, a very charming Irishman and a few dogs help her see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Its a really lovely feel good book which softens the pain of loss whilst still keeping it real and funny. Its how we'd like it to be.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 04-02-16

A sweet read

Another lovely tale from Lucy Dillon. Well made. While predictable - enjoyable all the same. Liked it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on 02-12-14

Great book!!

Would you listen to Walking Back to Happiness again? Why?

I wouldn't listen to it again for the obvious reason that I would know what was going to happen!! I very rarely listen to a book more than once.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Walking Back to Happiness?

The shock of finding out that it was Mark/Mike who had been the one that Juliets sister had had an affair with. - I actually gasped!! I really wasn't expecting that.

What about Jilly Bond’s performance did you like?

I liked the different voices that she did even though some of the accents were a bit questionable! and she did tend to sound like Julie Walters when she did the voice of the mother. But generally speaking she was quite good.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it was sad in parts and also very funny in other parts. And as previously stated, I did gasp at the revelation of the affair between Louise and Mark!!

Any additional comments?

It was very enjoyable and kept my interest all the way through - I didn't skip bits of it as I sometimes do with other books when some authors go into too much detail or description. I also love dogs and it is obvious that the author does too, so I enjoyed the description of the dogs/cats personalities. I will also download the other book by the same author.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ann D on 03-10-15

Pleasent enough, but no more!

What was most disappointing about Lucy Dillon’s story?

I have reached chapter 17 and I just don't care enough to continue with it. I find that its a pleasent enough book to have on in the background, but that is not really what an audio book is for. I find it hard to put my finger on what was missing. I think perhaps the characters just were not sufficiently well drawn.

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