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Chiens perdus et coeurs solitaires

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Le sort semble s’acharner sur Rachel Fielding. En l’espace de quelques jours, cette jeune Londonienne de 39 ans découvre ses premiers cheveux blancs, perd son travail, son appartement et se fait plaquer par son petit ami !
D’autres auraient sombré. Rachel n’en a pas le temps. Elle apprend dans la foulée qu’en mourant son excentrique tante Dot vient de lui léguer un refuge c
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Paperback, 403 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by L'Archipel (first published 2009)
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
This is one really sweet and readable story, so 4 stars from me. Just for the record I'm not chick-lit fan at all, so when I give it 4 stars it's really good. Besides I'm dog-lover so I couldn't give it any less. I guess people who like sweet, chick-lit stories will love this one.

This is story about people who try to live their everyday life, but they still don't know that their lives will be changed. It's about women, Rachel, in here late 30's who loses everything and gets everything in the sa
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Chloe
Dec 04, 2009 Chloe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rachel is a bit horrified when she finds out that her Aunt Dot has died and left her entire estate to her. Dot’s legacy is a boarding kennels in the middle of nowhere, a huge house and a lot of debts to go with it, and Rachel doesn’t much fancy moving and becoming at one with the dogs and their owners. However, when she arrives, she finds the people are nice folk with hearts of gold, and that the dogs quickly grow on you as well. Rachel soon begins to make friends with George, the dishy local ve ...more
Melodie
May 11, 2016 Melodie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The world of canine rescue is the foundation for this sweet story. There are three main vignettes with some minor characters revolving around them. A couple dealing with infertility, a divorced mom of two with the ex from hell and all the attendant heartache and a single career woman, suddenly finding herself without a job.
All find each other when they become involved with a local rescue kennel. Friendships aren't immediate but start slowly, with each so absorbed with their issues that they ca
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Monika
Jan 19, 2016 Monika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I hur många år som helst nu (känns det som) har jag hört talas om denna Lucy Dillon och om hur mysiga hennes böcker är. Av någon anledning så har jag ändå inte läst den här boken, som stått i hyllan i nästan tre år. Nu blev det äntligen dags, efter att jag satt upp den på boktolvan. Läs mer på min blogg.
Tânia
May 28, 2016 Tânia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dog lovers
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” - Anatole France

What a pleasant, nostalgic read! These lost dogs were the perfect companionship to my lonely heart and they totally stole the show. Don’t get me wrong, I love’em crazy, independent felines, but I’ll always be a dog person at heart.

Oh yes, it’s a slow burner but those are often the best because somewhere along the line you get caught up in the story and you don’t let go till it’s finished. For me it was when
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Blodeuedd Finland
I am a bit torn. I liked it, but at the same time it felt...well I just did not really connect. Maybe the book was just ok after all. Or ok bordering on good.

Rachel is the main character as it is she who inherits a house and a kennel. And she does not like dogs. And she spent her 30s on a man who dumped her. But as we get to know her the book becomes about 2 other women too.

Zoe who has an idiot ex husband, who gives the boy a puppy and leaves it to Zoe to care for it.

Natalie and Johnny who is tr
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Maria
Mar 01, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um livro fofinho tal como demonstra a capa. Com muitos cãezinhos e muitos momentos amorosos, ideais para sonhar com finais felizes. Não é o meu favorito de todos os tempos mas é uma leitura agradável e descontrarida
Lilyth
Mi dispiace dare solo tre stelline a questo libro che, per il tema affrontato, ne meriterebbe cinque ma purtroppo non mi ha convinto fino in fondo. Alcuni refusi, non troppo gravi, ma comunque fastidiosi e alcune scelte nella traduzione hanno reso, secondo me, poco scorrevole questo libro.
La storia ruota attorno ai tentativi di Rachel, neo proprietaria di un canile ereditato dalla zia Dot, e di Megan la sua dipendente di trovare una nuova casa ai cani abbandonati e la star del canile è Bertie i
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Christianne
Nov 01, 2012 Christianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: will-read-again
I L.O.V.E. this book!!! It's cute, it's quirky, it's funny, it's real; it's the kind of book that tugs at your heartstrings and with all the D.O.G.S. involve, it's just plain amazing!

First character we meet is Rachel. She just inherited her Aunt Dot's estate where a kennel is included along with rescued dogs. She just got out from a bad relationship and lost her job at the same time.

Rachel had a 10-year relationship with her married boss, Oliver, who in my opinion tricked her into having a r
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Mafi
Sep 20, 2012 Mafi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, pt, emprestados, blogring
Desde que este livro saiu no ano passado que tive curiosidade em lê-lo! Adoro animais domésticos e gosto principalmente de ler sobre relações entre humanos e animais e lendo a sinopse este livro pareceu-me o ideal. Digo já que a sinopse engana um bocado pois eu estava à espera de o livro se focar apenas na Rachel, uma mulher trintona que se vê sozinha a gerir um canil e uma casa cheia de dívidas, ambos deixados pela sua tia Dorothy, uma grande admiradora de cães. O livro não é apenas isto, é mui ...more
Cata
May 10, 2013 Cata rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-ring, 2013
Corações Sem Dono é o meu livro de estreia com Lucy Dillon.

Apesar de não me ter deixado fã, foi um livro muito agradável de se ler. É um livro que contém várias histórias pessoais que se interligam por causa dos cães e que enfatiza o quão bons companheiros estes podem ser em troca de um pouco de amor, carinho e atenção. É bastante interessante ver acompanhar a evolução das personagens e a maneira como enfrentam os dissabores da vida na companhia do ‘melhor amigo do homem’. Além disso Lucy Dillon
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Linda
Mar 20, 2011 Linda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, sadly.
Woman goes to take over dead aunt's dog rescue legacy, woman meets dog, woman meets vet. Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts is well-written and incredibly predictable - which isn't terrible, in a book that is meant to be tear-jerkingly heartwarming. People who like dogs and love stories will inevitably enjoy this.

However, the nature of the mystery at the core of the book -- why her aunt lived as she did -- makes me see red. (view spoiler)
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Kim Kimselius
Feb 15, 2015 Kim Kimselius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Det är en hjärtevärmande bok. Jag älskar hundar och tar till mig boken direkt. Önskar att jag kunde vara där och hjälpa till att rasta hundarna, att ta hand om en övergiven hund, att vara delaktig av allt det som sker...

Förmodligen känner jag så eftersom författaren lyckas skildra handlingen så att det känns som om jag är där och går bredvid personerna. Det enda jag skulle önskat är att fokus hade lagts på en av kvinnorna och inte på alla som är med i handlingen. Jag skulle vilja ha en bok om va
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Lene69
May 04, 2015 Lene69 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Definitely not my cup of tea. I found it boring, too sentimental and too predictable.
Sandra Bašić
Jan 27, 2015 Sandra Bašić rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rachel nasljeđuje kuću od svoje krsne kume, tete Dot, zajedno sa prihvatilištem za pse. U nasljedstvo dobija i Gema, škotskog ovčara, s kojim uopće ne zna što bi radila. Kad prvi put posjećuje kuću, upoznajući se sa Megan, šeficom prihvatilišta, prisiljena je razgledati boksove sa psima, nakon čega njena crna dizajnerska suknja postaje najobičniji dlakavi komad odjeće, kojeg će dati očistiti u kemijskoj čistionici, ako bude imala sreće.

Mjesni veterinar George jedva čeka da bivšu službenicu u age
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Bookaholics
Mar 04, 2011 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
Contemporary Romance – March 1st, 2011
4 stars

Rachel is heart-broken and disillusioned. She has just had a break up with her boyfriend and lost her job. In addition, she inherited her aunt’s house in the suburbs, a dog rescue operation, and a kennel full of unwanted strays including her aunt’s border collie. When she goes to stay at her aunt’s house to sort out the mess and attempts to sell the house, she ends up delaying her return to London. Before she
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Anne
Mar 22, 2010 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book that won the Romantic Novel of the Year this year, so I hoped it'd be something a bit special. It's chick lit, but chick lit done really, really well - reminded me of Julia Williams or Sarah Duncan whose books I've enjoyed a lot recently. I mean, what's not to like? A large cast of characters - townie Rachel who inherits a kennels and dog rescue centre, a gruff (but attractive) vet, the couple trying to have a baby, the single mum struggling, the Aussie kennel maid, the sexy vil ...more
Rea Sinfield
May 30, 2011 Rea Sinfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts is the first book I have read by Lucy Dillon. I was given this book to read by a client and on first glimpse I liked the look of the book, girly pink and white with glitter snow balls on the front. It looks like your typical chic lit book and then came the title of the book and this put me off. I am not really what you would call your typical animal lover and I would defiantly not put a book about dogs on the top of my to read list. All this aside I had run out of boo ...more
Lisa (scarlet21)
Jul 17, 2012 Lisa (scarlet21) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent feel good book that will renew all your faith in romance and love!

Rachel, nearly 40, and fresh out of a long relationship as mistress to the love of her life, has come to the country to sort out her inheritance from Aunt, a dogs home!!
Just wanting to pay the tax and run with the rest to sort out her complicated life, Rachel finds herself not only getting involved with the rehoming of such delightful doggies as Bertie the Basset Hound and Lulu the Poodle, but with the locals too...an
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Tempo de Ler
Jun 12, 2012 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Um excelente livro, não só para quem gosta de animais mas simplesmente para quem gosta de ler!

É certo que a história começa por se desenrolar de forma bastante lenta, mas quando Dillon encontra o seu ritmo o livro torna-se encantador, seguindo numa passada agradável. A familiaridade com as personagens também é difícil de adquirir de início já que somos apresentados a diversas figuras aparentemente aleatórias,
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Jane Linfoot
Aug 04, 2015 Jane Linfoot rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most doggy books I've read, ever. Some recent books about dogs read as if the writer has never actually taken a dog for a walk, let alone owned one, but Lucy's canine details are spot on, and her humans are great too. The characters in Lost Dogs are refreshingly normal, with interesting challenges in their lives, and satisfying solutions. This story grabbed me slightly less tan other books of Lucy Dillon's I've read, but it was still an absorbing and heartwarming read.
Mie K.
Feb 01, 2015 Mie K. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Det er en rigtig sød og hjertevarm bog. Historien handler bl.a. om: sorg, hunde, arv, forandringer, livsglæde, hemmeligheder, venskaber og masser af kærlighed.

Vi følger forskellige personers synsvinkler i bogen, og det fungerer super godt. Det er en bog, som jeg synes at alle kan læse. Du vil nok elske den endnu mere, hvis du selv har hund. Jeg er ikke en ”hundeperson”, men den rørte mig stadig. Skøn og sød bog.

Jeg giver bogen 3,5 ud af 5 stjerner.
Linda
Dec 22, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a sucker for a good dog book and Lucy Dillon's didn't disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed this story about a 39-year-old woman, Rachel, who inherits a rescue kennel in England just after losing her job and undergoing a break-up. I had never read any of Lucy Dillon's books before but I enjoyed her style of writing. She is very good at drawing readers into a well-developed plot and creating likeable characters that readers can bond with. Add romance, a kennel full of rescue dogs searching for the ...more
Nathalie
Mar 04, 2012 Nathalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I think it says it all that I have finished this book in one day! I loved this one as much as the other 2 of Lucy Dillon's that I have read this past week. I have really enjoyed reading about the many residents of Longhampton, and of the town itself - I really feel like I know the place now, I can picture it vividly in my head!
Lucy Dillon brings the town and the characters to life, and with each book, I have really felt like I know the residents, and I can picture all the dogs too. This has
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Shaina Shadow
Jan 19, 2016 Shaina Shadow rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I liked this book, even though I'm not a dog person at all. I didn't expect that much focus on pregnancy/kids, but I enjoyed Nat/Johnny and Zoe more than Rachel's perspective. She stays kind of shallow in the whole process, with all her guilt and morality.
Lynne
Jan 22, 2011 Lynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another book that has had mixed reviews. The story of Rachel who inherited her aunt's house and rescue kennels. There are separate but connected stories about other characters - Natalie and Johnny who are desperate for a baby, Zoe whose husband has left her for another woman, Bill a confirmed batchelor and then the handsome vet! Through in a few dogs and some romance and you've got a great book. Ok it is a bit predictable, you can tell the ending probably right from the beginning but the ...more
Sanhita
I am a dog lover, so the title attracted me instantly.
The book talks about a dog rescue and re-homing place and does a wonderful job of it. I loved reading about the various breeds of dogs and their behaviour and how they are paired up with new owners rather how they select their owners. The interview with the author at the end of the book was an interesting reading.
I must admit that I could relate and enjoy a lot the Lost Dog part of the book, the Lonely Hearts part made an average reading.
The
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Amanda
Sep 14, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. How the author wove three seperate story lines together, everyone connected by dogs in some way, was a really clever idea and well played out. I loved the characters and found myself feeling for them, often cheering or tearing up at certain parts. It was a wonderful story about how to discover yourself amognst tragedy whether it be a break up, death, divorce or personal struggle. The strong female characters were incredible and a joy to read. And I really loved how th ...more
Evelina
Oct 10, 2015 Evelina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, favorites
Så oerhört mysig och verkligen äkta feelgood. Älskade alla hundarna och karaktärerna. Den var precis vad jag behövde läsa just nu! Länk till recensionen: http://ewelinasbokblogg.blogspot.se/2...
Bookaholic
Romanul Căței pierduți și oameni singuri al scriitoarei britanice Lucy Dillon (publicat în 2010, roman care a câștigat Romantic Novel of the Year Award) nu e genul de carte pe care, cântărind-o doar după titlu, aș fi luat-o de pe raftul unei librării. Impresia inițială de „ușurătate” este însă contrazisă de lectura ce îți pune în față o carte introspectivă cu un substrat psihologic consistent. Deși încadrabilă în seria scrierilor romantice, nu găsim în acest roman patetisme ieftine sau dulcegări ...more
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Lucy Dillon was born in Cumbria, worked for a while in publishing in London, and now lives in Herefordshire with her two basset hounds, near the Welsh border. She has written five novels for Hodder & Stoughton, all set in the fictional Midlands town of Longhampton, which looks a bit like Hereford, although the inhabitants tend to sound rather more Northern than that.

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