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Chiens perdus et coeurs solitaires

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En l'espace de quelques jours, Rachel Fielding, une Londonienne de 39 ans, découvre ses premiers cheveux blancs, perd son travail et se fait plaquer par son petit ami ! D'autres auraient sombré.

Rachel n'en a pas le temps. Elle apprend dans la foulée que sa tante, en disparaissant, lui a fait un legs inattendu : la voilà propriétaire d'un refuge canin. Plutôt que de le vend
403 pages
Published 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Tempo de Ler

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,
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)
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
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
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
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.
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
Gurpreet Sekhon
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts is a book about just that a heart warming book about a dog shelter, and people's lives around it.How it not only pairs adorable canines with people but also ends up being a means to find love for a lot of lonely hearts so to say.

While the dogs were described in detail, given adorable personalities; Dillon somewhere failed with the people.There was too much happening in the three love stories and events around the kennels for anything to have an impact.Not one of the
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts is a lighthearted, feel-good book, that will appeal to dog lovers too.

The main character is Rachel, and her life has fallen apart. She's broken up with her boyfriend of 10 years, quit her job, and lost her apartment. Her aunt has just passed away and has left her an old house as well as a dog rescue business.

Through the dog rescue, Rachel meets the other characters -- Natalie, who is married to Johnny. And Zoe, a divorced mother of two young boys. Megan is the one who
Lullie Adams
I really enjoyed this book despite starting it before and finding it hard to get into. Definitely think Lucy Dillon has good taste in animals and her writing is very good and easy to read and sink into. I definitely like the story on the dogs, and the main characters Aunt and the secrets involved made a good story and a happy family ending, however, I found that sometimes the relationships were a bit tedious, especially Zoe (the character with no gumption), I liked her, but she irritated me a lo ...more
Nem tudok attól elvonatkoztatni, hogy ebben kutyák voltak...és annyi marhaság amennyivel a földet meg lehetne rengetni. Az emberi részre nem is figyeltem, azt jegyzetelgettem mi hülyeség és mi az a két gondolatmorzsa aminek köze van a valós kutyákhoz...
I gave this book five stars because it turned out to be a very feel good book! In the beginning I was terribly worried it was going to be a sob fest about sad mistreated dogs but not at all and the human stories intertwined with the dog stories makes this a wonderful book. If you are a dog lover you will enjoy this book and if not a dog lover than I am concerned for you.
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Jina Howell-Forbes
I think this is a truly exceptional story. I suppose that if you must categorize it into a genre, it could be thought of as romance, but that just does not do it justice. There are no steamy love scenes with mind-blowing sex, and the people are not beautiful or rich. There are instead a group of people and a group of home-less dogs. This is a story of people who grow and change because they want to and because they need to. This is a story about people with children, people without children who ...more
Matteo Botto
Specie se per casa tua zampetta un tenero cagnolino, non puoi non apprezzare questo libro.
Consigliato a tutti i padroni e a tutti i "cuori solitari". :)
Kristina Godfrey
I enjoy Dillon's books because they center on a character who is struggling in their daily life, making bad decisions and not finding the happiness they deserve.

In this case, Rachel is a successful PR executive in London who inherits her aunt's dog kennel in rural England. After losing her job at the same time, she reluctantly goes to check it out her inheritance. There she meets a wonderful group of dog owners and saviors, along with a cute, overworked vet. As she works to save the money-losing
A fun British romance. Rachel had just been dropped by her boyfriend of 10 years (who went back with his wife.) She lost her good paying job through reorganization, and her Godmother/Aunt had died leaving her old house in need of work and a rescue dog business. She hated leaving London, but there was not much choice. Being a non-dog person she had a lot to learn. This book threads the stories of several people and their mutual “need” for a companion – either human or dog. Wonderful stories of pe ...more
Emelia Björkstén
Lost dogs and Lonely Hearts eli suomeksi Eksyneiden sydänten koti. Koirahullujen ja romantiikan ystäville ehdottomasti tarkoitettu kirja. Kaunis kirja monella eri tavalla - niin koirien uskollisuuden ja rakkauden ylistys, kun ihmisten välisten suhteiden ja kauneuden hehku.
Tuli hyvä olo ja piti välillä itkeä liikutuksen kyyneleitäkin.
Mulle tää kirja merkitsee vielä vähän enemmänkin - tavallaan symbolinen merkitys - kun annoin 2:lle undulaatille syksyllä kodin. Tunsin samoja tunteita silloin, kun
I sort of have the feeling I was tricked into reading a book about having babies. Dogs are presented on several occasions as baby substitutes. There’s also some kind of weird message about not being able to have dogs AND kids. Then there’s two main pregnancy storylines, one who can’t and one who accidentally does.

Natalie is one of my most disliked types of characters ever; the woman whose life can only be given meaning through having children. I get that plenty of people can relate or enjoy thes
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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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