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Must Be Love by Cathy Woodman
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Jul 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: bought-copy, series, chick-lit
Read in January, 2011

Now this is more like it! I was only tentatively keen on Woodman's first novel, Trust Me, I'm a Vet, but liked it well enough to pick up Must Be Love - and I'm very glad I did.

In this novel, Woodman successfully melded together the workings of a vet practice with the trials and tribulations of her heroine, Maz. I really believed in the events of this novel, and found myself completely invested in the characters. To the point where I almost hated Emma at times for her manner of hiding away from the world, but also feeling so very sorry for her.

The subplot of Drew and Shannon was also good fun - and I appreciated that once again Woodman concentrated on the development of her characters.

By far my favourite part of the novel - again - was the pet tales. Woodman brings real warmth and humour to these, and you can tell immediately that she has working knowledge of the situations she presents - from the dangerous dog, to the shy hedgehog, to the escape-artist parrot. If Woodman decided to do a non-fiction book in the nature of James Herriott, I would be first in line.

As it is, Woodman is turning into rather a skilled chick lit novellist, and I am eager to read further novels by her. In fact, I have dived instantly into The Sweetest Thing!
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