I have previously read Summer at Hope Meadows which is the follow on from all of these brilliant books. These are my childhood classics that I was very lucky to be able to purchase. There are over 60 of these books and when I was younger I did actually read them all. I have only purchased the first ten and read them from cover to cover.
Mandy is an animal lover and her parents own a vets practise so Mandy helps them out and with her best friend James who is also an animal lover it is a match made in heaven. I loved seeing what they use to get up to. Each book is a different story, I don’t think I have a favourite I just love them all. I was excited to see Lucy Daniel had a new book out recently called Summer at Hope Meadows where we catch up with Mandy and best friend James and see what they are getting up to. There are also some familiar faces from the old classics.
There are nice short reads with a few pictures too. Hopefully when I have children in the future I will be able to read these to them.
These books are not really available as they are quite old, if you did want to see if you could purchase them the best bet would be to try ebay.
Newly qualified vet Mandy Hope is leaving Leeds – and her boyfriend Simon – to return to the Yorkshire village she grew up in, where she’ll help out with animals of all shapes and sizes in her parents’ surgery.
But it’s not all plain sailing: Mandy clashes with gruff local Jimmy Marsh, and some of the villagers won’t accept a new vet. Meanwhile, Simon is determined that Mandy will rejoin him back in the city.
When tragedy strikes for her best friend James Hunter, and some neglected animals are discovered on a nearby farm, Mandy must prove herself. When it comes to being there for her friends – and protecting animals in need – she’s prepared to do whatever it takes…
This gorgeous and heartwarming novel, based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series.
I was so excited when I saw that Lucy Daniels had a new book out, I grew up reading her young children books that were a series called Animal Ark. I loved them and have recently purchased a set of them to re-read again. This story brings us up to date with Mandy and what is happening in her life now. I love the fact when she comes back to Welford that she meets people she recognises when she was growing up. Her best friend James Hunter is back too and when he has a tragedy in his life Mandy is there to look after him. As for all the animals well, there are some really cute ones, I would love to be there and help Mandy, she has a lovely job and I can’t wait to see what she gets up to next. I am so looking forward to the next book which is not out till November.
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