A Vacancy for a Village Vet by Joanne Boden
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A Vacancy for a Village Vet

Published Date: June 21, 2022

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Synopsis

From big city high-flyer to little village vet …

Hannah and Daniel were teenage sweethearts, but then Daniel left their sleepy village of Middlefern and his grandfather’s veterinary practice behind for the bright lights of London.

Now, fifteen years later, the prodigal grandson has returned to temporarily take over the village practice with a veterinary qualification and his dog, Sammy, in tow. Daniel is ready for rabbits with tummy aches, guinea pigs who’ve lost their squeak, plenty of cow complaints and a whole lot of memories – both good and bad. But is he ready to see Hannah again?

Of course, a high-flying city vet like Daniel was never planning to stay in Middlefern for good – especially given his history with the place. But could another, even more important, vacancy convince him to change his mind?

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Joanne Boden

Joanne lives in Lancashire with her husband and their two sons. When she is not busy writing, she likes to take her boys to the local museums, cafes and for walks in the countryside.
Joanne has published 4 non-fiction works aimed at parenting children on the Autistic spectrum, based upon her experiences as a mother of an autistic son. She has also self published a contemporary romance novel, Picking up the Pieces.

Joanne writes contemporary romances with gorgeous heroes.

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7 Comments

  1. Anne
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    A delightful story about first love revisited. When Daniel returns to Middlefern, sixteen years after he first left, it is only to clear his grandfather’s house and sell his veterinary practice, but when he bumps into his first love, Hannah, literally. It is clear that things aren’t going to be that easy especially when the whole village is trying to help. Feelings rise, maybe it’s time to be honest and explain his reasons for leaving. A delicious slow-burn romance between two really loveable characters. A super second book, Joanne, thank you.

  2. Ruth
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    Ideal light entertainment

    Inseparable as children, Dan and Hannah became teenage sweethearts until Dan moved to London with his mother and step father. As they part they promised to keep in touch but Daniel cuts all contact with Hannah, leaving her feeling rejected.

    Although she planned to attend university, Hannah stayed in Middlefern to support her mother’s last years and is now employed as the much loved carer of the village elderly and anyone requiring her assistance.

    Fifteen years after leaving, Dan returns to Middlefern to temporarily run his late grandfather’s veterinarian practice. Due to traumas from his childhood and his life in London falling apart, Dan intends to sell the practice and start again somewhere else.

    Could such a warm welcome from everyone in the village persuade Dan to stay in Middlefern. Maybe, but first he has to explain to Hannah why he broke his promise to her all those years ago.

    A light-hearted and entertaining read about second chances.

  3. Barbara p
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    This is a story that will hold you from. Start to finish. The return of the prodigal grandson of the village vet leads to all sorts of complications, confusions and old relationships. The heroine, Hannah, is the sort you’d love to have as a neighbour and friend. The hero, Daniel, the flawed but redeemable boy next door. The book highlights their rebuilding of a childhood friendship as adults. Its well written and carries you along with their ups and downs.

  4. Yvonne Greene
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    I really enjoyed this novel from the very first page. The story opens with 2 youngsters, Daniel and Hannah, who are best friends and on the cusp of something more. However Daniel leaves the village where they have both grown up and when he returns 15 years later, he has secrets stopping him from reigniting that flame of love with Hannah. Can the two overcome the secret and betrayal to find new hope together? Highly recommend this novel!

  5. Donna Morgan
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    I loved this book & found it hard to put down.
    Starts with teenager Daniel saying goodbye to his girlfriend Hannah and moving to London with his mother. He hates his grandfather Gerald but no explanation why.
    Daniel ends up moving back to Middlefern fifteen years later when Gerald dies and takes over the veterinary practice. Hannah is now working as a carer to the elderly in the village. She still hasn’t forgiven Daniel for never replying to her letters & cutting contact. Will they ever get their friendship back on track? Also, will we find out why Daniel despises his grandfather so much?

  6. Gill L.
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    Another enjoyable book from Ms Boden – I read a couple of chapters late one night and then put it down till the next day, when I picked it up and read the whole of the rest – I got interested and involved, so it was irresistible. It is a good romance with a good HEA, and I particularly liked the epilogue – tied the ends up neatly in a bow for me. All in all, an entertaining and pleasant read, I would recommend it with no qualms. Nearly a 5!

  7. Ruth
    Ruth at

    Ideal light entertainment

    Inseparable as children, Dan and Hannah became teenage sweethearts until Dan moved to London with his mother and step father. As they part they promised to keep in touch but Daniel immediately cuts all contact with Hannah, leaving her feeling rejected.

    Although she planned to attend university, Hannah stayed in Middlefern to support her mother’s last years and is now employed as the much loved carer of the village elderly and anyone requiring her assistance.

    Fifteen years after leaving, Dan returns to Middlefern to temporarily run his late grandfather’s veterinarian practice. Due to traumas from his childhood and his life in London falling apart, Dan intends to sell the practice and start again somewhere else.

    Could such a warm welcome from everyone in the village persuade Dan to stay in Middlefern. Maybe, but first he has to explain to Hannah why he broke his promise to her all those years ago.

    A light-hearted and entertaining story about second chances.

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