Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Books Read: Cathy Woodman - It's a Vet's Life

Source - Second hand copy received from friend

Christmas is coming, and life is busy for vet Maz Harwood.

She has a beautiful baby boy, George, and she will soon be marrying fellow vet Alex Fox-Gifford.  Frankly, though, life is not as rosy as it looks.  Because between arranging the wedding, performing life-saving animal surgery, and taking care of George, Maz doesn't have much time left for Alex, and even if she did, he's working even harder than her so she rarely sees him.  And as Alex won't do anything to make life easier, Maz has decided that she will have to take matters into her own hands.

But Maz's solution has truly terrible consequences for them all, and as the wedding approaches, Maz realises that it will take a Christmas miracle to get and Alex to the altar.

This book is the latest offering in Cathy's series set in the fictional village of Talyton St George where vet Maz has well and truly made the transition from city girl to village life and she's now ready to start the next chapter of her life after accepting Alex's proposal in previous book, Must Be Love.

Life is now extremely busy for Maz with trying to bring up baby son George, plan her wedding to Alex after they finally decided on a winter wedding as well as running a busy vet's practice alongside best friend Emma and newly qualified recruit Will.  

Along the way we discover that Will is feeling overwhelmed with his new job, Emma is now pregnant with twins and extremely anxious after her previous failed pregnancies and  Alex is run off his feet trying to keep his own vet's practice on track. 

The book is written in the usual witty style that I've come to expect from a Cathy Woodman novel but this book is not all sweetness and light as there is also a dark side plot concerning old Mr Fox-Gifford.  This surprised me a bit as all Cathy's previous books have been nice easy reads and this I found quite uncomfortable to read about. 

Overall I enjoyed this book and it's familiar characters and hope that there is another Talyton St George book in the offering pretty soon. 

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