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Chiens perdus et coeurs solitaires

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  2,306 ratings  ·  294 reviews
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
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)
Kim Kimselius
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
Sandra Bašić
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
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,
Mie K.
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.
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
Rachel’s day couldn’t be worst: she lost her job and broke up with her boyfriend (who was married and also her boss). Surprisingly she finds out that her eccentric aunt Dot left her a kennel and with it a few dogs looking for a home. There’s also Gem, aunt Dot’s border collie, who was suspicious at first, but then started to get along with her.

The kennel is in the countryside and Rachel isn’t prepared to the hard physical work, PLUS she tries to fix the sheletr's financial problems and finding a
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
Liliana Carvalho
Andava à meses curiosa com este livro, e finalmente, depois de MUITOS MESES MESMO, em que eu pegava num livro, lia um par de páginas e punha de lado, um a seguir ao outro, algo que aconteceu uma e outra e outra vez, durante meses... Este livro quebrou a "maldição"!

Eu sou uma pessoa que para ter o mínimo de felicidade, tem de estar a ler um livro que seja tão interessante que ocupe toda a sua mente (visto eu ter problemas de concentração, e não conseguir estar concentrada numa só coisa, estou sem
January Girl
The day I began reading this was also the day in which I had a close family bereavement so I didn't pick it up again properly for a good few weeks. It's light hearted and fluffy yet not sickly sweet as many books from the 'chick lot' genre tend to be. There was enough substance here to maintain my interest and distract me from reality, as appropriate. The characters are very likeable and the pace is just right. A good distraction during a difficult period of my life.
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
Mar 08, 2015 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dog lovers
The only reason I sort of enjoyed this book is because of all the dogs in it. One of the main characters inherit a dog rescue shelter and we get to know all of the adorable dogs that live there and their sad backgrounds. That touched me, but unfortunately the rest of the plot was not enjoyable to me.

The subject of kids turned up at about every other page - people not having kids (and apparently being selfish for it), people wanting to have kids and people having kids and struggling with it. Not
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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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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