A Cosy Christmas With The Village Vet By Eliza J Scott is a wonderful heart-warming contemporary novel that will swell your heart with love and kindness.
At the heart of the novel is community. It is a community that cares for all its members and looks out for each other. No one is ever left out in the cold. There are always spaces to be found around someone’s table.
The leading characters exude love and kindness. Their easy banter is a pure delight. Add in a couple of dogs and you have the perfect recipe for a delightful tale. The canine characters are as much a part of the story as the humans. We see the unbreakable bonds and the loyalty of man’s best friend.
Loss is keenly felt at Christmas when there are empty places around tables.
There are also characters suffering a different sort of loss – that of broken relationships. We witness the power of words to wound. “Words… the hurt they still had the power to resurrect.” The tongue can be more vicious than any double-edged sword.
Sunny Skies & Summer Kisses by Eliza J Scott is the most delightful contemporary novel. It is the seventh book in the Life On The Moors series but can be read as a stand-alone.
This was my first book by Eliza J Scott and it was absolutely charming. As I was introduced to the characters, they were all warm and welcoming. The community atmosphere in the North York moors is alive and kicking. The villagers all pull together. Where they see needs, they are met.
At the heart of the village are the pub and also the community hub where new ventures are encouraged and where they thrive.
Characters are supported and encouraged to be the best version of themselves. When a character who was gaslit by a previous partner, is being stalked by him, the community rallies round in support. No one is ever alone in the village.
Being hurt in the past has meant that a character has walled up her heart to protect. Far from protecting, her life was constricted. The walls need to come down. A heart needs to take a chance on love.