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Publisher's Summary

Romantic novel of the year 2010.

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

Rachel's aunt has left her a house, a border collie and, despite Rachel knowing nothing about dogs, a crowded kennel. 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....

©2009 Lucy Dillon (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-16

I didn't want it to finish

I loved this Audio book it was well read and a pleasure to listen to. A real country persons listen to, heart warming story

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  • Almy
  • 07-07-16

Loved it

Thought this was a lovely story, narrator was perfect, nice relaxing easy read. Hoping to read more from this author.

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  • BABSY
  • 09-28-16

Simple easy non threatening, lovely heartwarming story

I would recommend this book to females, especially those who loved dogs and those who have been stuck as a mistress thinking they were special.

The character I liked best was Megan forthright and yet intuitive, the second character I liked was Toffee followed close by Bertie just for being real dogs!

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  • lindar
  • 09-22-16

Enthralling storyline

I loved this story it was easy to listen but totally absorbing. Lucy Dillon brilliantly created the image of each character and intertwined each story line without losing the individual characters

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  • Helen W
  • 09-12-16

Perfect gentle read for dogs lovers and romantics

I like the narrator, she brings it to life.
the book is easy listening, the characters pleasant too.
A nice rural setting . Plenty of doggy references for those of us who love our pets .
Kept me happy when fitting a kitchen.

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  • Sarah
  • 09-15-16

Lovely story

Very easy read. enjoyed every moment, but again I feel like the end was quite sudden and rushed. there was no closure for the other characters we fall in love with along the way.

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  • Denise Smith
  • 08-23-16

For Dog lovers Everywhere!

If you could sum up Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts in three words, what would they be?

warm,funny,uplifting

Who was your favorite character and why?

Megan's she seemed to have her finger on the pulse of what was going on dishing out loads of dog related advice. Brilliant

Have you listened to any of Lucy Price-Lewis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have loved them all

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

Both I loved the descriptions of the dogs they came to life for me especially Bertie. It reminded me of our own rescue dog in the early days

Any additional comments?

The books are light hearted and cheery and brilliant to listen to while walking the dogs or travelling in the car. Have listened to them all now and wish there were a few more Longhampton tales to brighten the days.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-16

Great story

Heartwarming. I was hooked right away. You really feel like you know the characters, both humans and dogs.

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  • SarahB
  • 06-06-18

heart warming

Really lovely book, couldn't stop listening. Love how the storylines intermingled.
A feel good book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-14-17

The usual type of middle class pre 40's story

I must say it does make me see how extraordinarily frivolous & petty we of the middle class Western world are. While mayhem exists throughout the globe us lucky enough to be cosetted in a stable environment still manage to muck our lives up. Pure escapism here where everything turns out alright in the end. I love it! Well constructed yarn.

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  • Evalin
  • 05-19-16

For lovers and lovers of dogs

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I loved following each story and how it all came together. A real remedy for the broken heart.

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  • Julie Morphett
  • 10-14-17

Awesome, loved it

So looking forward to listening to another story by Lucy Dillon and the way it's read by Lucy Price-Lewis just makes it even better.

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  • Leah Rigby
  • 09-20-17

beautiful story

i loved this book! so many interesting characters and a great ending that left me happy all day! not predictable in anyway. Highly recommended!

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  • JAE
  • 08-15-17

Entertaining

Nice little story. Easy to listen to. Feel good type of author. Worth a go.

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  • Mrs
  • 01-21-17

Loved it!!

Enjoyed every minute of it. Very nice and light and heart warming. Will look up more Lucy Dillon

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  • Ros H.
  • 09-16-16

I loved this book

The story of a 39 yo Rachel who is just getting over being heart broken. She inherits her aunts lost dog kennel and house.
This is not just about her but about the women in this little town and also about her aunt and her parents.
The book is written beautifully and I was able to relate some of her story to my own life experience.
It had me laughing and also in tears.
If you love animals especially dogs and a bit of romance, then your going to love this book.

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  • Sue
  • 08-01-17

Not really worth the download!

What disappointed you about Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts?

Soo love dogs and rescued a few myself along with being a dog foster carer. So thought it would be a great book. Just very disappointing booking!

Would you ever listen to anything by Lucy Dillon again?

Yes!

What didn’t you like about Lucy Price-Lewis’s performance?

Performance excellent!

What character would you cut from Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts?

Just poor story!

Any additional comments?

Not worth the money!

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