The Dog-walking Club by Liz Hinds #Review #Giveaway


All dog loving readers will enjoy this story if only for the monents when we get to meet the members of the club.  There is also a great giveaway for you to enter. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.



Every dog walk brings new drama into the lives of these dogs and their people. A supermarket shelf-stacker, a stay-at-home dad, an elderly widow and a freelance photographer sound an unlikely bunch of friends but they have one thing in common: they all walk their dogs in Beauville Park at roughly the same time each morning.



And that’s enough for Angela, bored organiser without a cause, to get them together to form the Dog-walking Club.For Jock the Scottie, Benji the spaniel, Pixie the boxer, Mitzi the poodle and Bassett the … all sorts, walking each day with their friends is a dream come true. And it changes the lives of widowed Sybil who’s spent a lifetime hiding her secret sorrow, hopeless-with-women Jon who’s wandering almost unwittingly into an affair, freelance photographer Jemma who is at every wedding but her own, and Maggi who is frantically trying to save money to visit her family in Australia.




And for long-suffering Angela a nasty shock turns into a new start in disguise for her and her husband – and their love life.


My Thoughts

I love the structure of this book and how it all centres on the members of this informal dog walking club. It enables you to meet a great variety of people of all ages and we are able to expand on such a variety of life stories. The story is certainly character driven as you get to learn more about each of the dog walkers.

    For a life affirming, heartwarming story, you cannot go far. There are moments of humour amongst the sadder times and it is a well paced tale which leads you on. The author has a lot to say about friendship and companionship. Simple routines and being there are shown to have a profound effect on everyday lives.

In short:  A life affirming tale of friendship.



About the Author


I’m a golden-retriever-loving granny, who enjoys walking by the sea or in the woods, who eats too much chocolate and gets over-excited when the Welsh team plays rugby.


Writing-wise, I am an experienced freelance writer – published in The Guardian, Christian Herald and various other magazines and newspapers - with an MA in Creative Writing (Trinity College, University of Wales). My short stories have been published in Cambrensis (the now sadly-defunct short story magazine of Wales) as well as in several anthologies including Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe (Parthian) and Catwomen from Hell (Honno). I am also the author of several non-fiction books published by Hodder & Stoughton, Scripture Union and Kevin Mayhew.


I have self-published two novels, This Time Last Year, and The Dog-walking Club.


I enjoy speaking about my writing to various gatherings and the media, and am an active blogger, facebooker and tweeter.





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Book link:  Amazon UK

Thanks to Liz Hinds and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

Giveaway (International)

 

Giveaway to win a set of reusable beeswax wraps, three metal straws with a carrying pouch and cleaner, and a face wipe, all in pretty doggy fabric (Open Internationally) To enter, just follow the link below and good luck!


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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for your review and taking part in the tour! x

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