It is Kate’s first day in her new job, and she is more apprehensive than she thought possible. But there is no time for nerves, and her anxieties soon vanish as she finds herself flung headlong into the hectic world of the busy vet’s practice. But it’s not just the animals who win Kate’s affections: the staff are friendly and welcoming, particularly Scott, the Australian, whose wicked sense of humour and enthusiasm for life Kate finds hard to resist, despite his rather colourful reputation. Before long, Kate begins to feel there are other changes she wants to make in her life – and her boyfriend, Adam, is not at all happy about it. As Adam’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, Kate realises she must make some very difficult decisions… about the author: Rebecca Shaw is a former school teacher and the bestselling author of many novels. She lives with her husband in a beautiful Dorset village where she finds plenty of inspiration for her stories about rural life. She has four children and eight grandchildren.