City Girl, Country Vet
Published by Random UK. Hyperion – American debut. We represent North American rights only. Sold to Hyperion. Published September , 2012.
A warm, breezy romantic comedy with just enough mishap and plenty of adorable four-legged creatures. London veterinarian Maz harwood has learned the hard way that love and work don’t mix. So when Emma, her best friend from vet school, asks her to look after Emma’s practice in the English countryside for six months, Maz decides that it is just the change of scenery she needs. But country life is trickier than she could have imagined. It is one thing to trade her smart heels for wellies; its another to deal with unwelcoming locals, an intense rivalry with the town’s other vet practice and worse, yet, the realization that her friend’s practice is in as bad shape as Maz’s own broken heart. Things get even more complicated when she meets her rival’s dashing son, who is totally unsuitable as a prospect… or is he? Can Maz win over the locals, save the lives of her patients, keep Emma’s practice from going under… and find love again?
Cathy Woodman began her working life as a small-animal vet before turning to writing fiction. She is the author of five novels published in the UK.