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Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

UK Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Winner of the Romantic Novelist Association’s Novel of the Year Award

Rachel’s aunt has left her a house, a Border Collie and, despite knowing nothing about dogs, a crowded kennels. 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…

Praise for Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts:

‘Sometimes on a cold winter night you just need something fluffy and heartwarming – and this winner of the 2010 Romantic Novel of the Year could be just the thing’ – The Independent’s 50 Best Winter Reads

‘Captivating’ – Daily Express

‘Heart-warming, fun and romantic.  Marley and Me fans will love it’ – Closer ****

‘Fluffy and heartwarming, this is the perfect read for a cold winter’s night’ – News of the World ****

‘An easy, tongue-in-cheek romp…  A contemporary Bridget Jones, but with canines instead of chardonnay’ – Stylist Magazine

‘Dillon has a real knack for creating mini stories within an overall arc, and pulling them together gradually in time for a nice crescendo ending…  It’s funny and charming… a fabulous story that you won’t want to put down, guaranteed to warm the heart of even the most devout non-dog person’ –

Lucy Dillon grew up on the edge of the Lake District and read English at Cambridge University. After that she...