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Review: City Girl, Country Vet by Cathy Woodman


City Girl, Country Vet by Cathy Woodman

Emily Giffin meets James Herriott in this charming and original tale of adventure, mishap, and romance centered around a vet’s practice in the English countryside

London veterinarian Maz Harwood has learned the hard way that love and work don’t mix. So when Emma, her best friend from vet school, asks her to look after her practice in the English countryside for six months, Maz decides that is just the change of scenery she needs. But country life is trickier than she thought it would be.

It was one thing to trade her smart heels for wellies; it’s another to deal with unwelcoming locals, an intense rivalry with another local vet practice, and worse yet, the realization that her friend’s practice needs as much healing as Maz’s own broken heart. Things get even more complicated when she meets her rival’s dashing son, who is totally unsuitable as a prospect….or is he? Can Maz win over the locals, save the lives of her patients, keep Emma’s practice from going under….and find love again? Cathy Woodman, a fresh new voice in women’s fiction, has written a warm, breezy romantic comedy that makes for the perfect relaxing cozy read.

City Girl, Country Vet turned out to be a better story than I had even hoped! I loved it! The writing was so wonderful, I was immediately drawn in. In fact I stayed up into the early morning hours just to finish it; I did not want to put it down!

Maz (I have to admit I love her name, it fits her!) is an English vet. Her friend Emma is also a vet, they went to school together. Now Emma needs Maz’s help to run her country practice while she and her husband go on a 6 month holiday. Maz, who is a city girl, finds life in the country not at all what she expected. From trying to save Emma’s practice to trying to save animals from a burning house, Maz has her hands full.

It wasn’t until I was finished reading did I find out that this book was printed earlier under a different title and is the first in a series. I am really excited about that and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series.

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