Who Rescued Who by Victoria Schade | March 24, 2020
A few rough breaks lead a woman at the end of her leash to journey across the pond to fetch a suprise inheritance–but the dogs she rescues along the way have other ideas.
The plan was simple: Elizabeth would suffer through a quick trip to her late father’s family homestead in the English countryside, try not to think about how she was unjustly fired from her dream job, claim her inheritance, and hop on the next flight back to Silicon Valley where she can get her life back on track.
The plan does not include rescuing an abandoned black and white puppy. Or bonding with her long-lost aunt and uncle, their Border Collie, and their two very opinionated sheep. Or falling for the handsome local who runs the town’s craft brewery. As Elizabeth’s brief visit to Fargrove turns into an extended stay, she discovers that she has more in common with the new puppy than she realized.
From the moment I first heard about this book, I knew it was one I needed to get my hands on. I mean, come on: family secrets, the English countryside, a lost puppy?! Who Rescued Who practically screamed my name – and I’m thrilled to say it lived up to every expectation.
When Elizabeth is perp-walked out of her high profile tech job, she’s suddenly adrift and unsure of where to go. A startling phone call – from an uncle she never knew existed – sends her packing for England where she’s to claim her inheritance. Elizabeth is determined to touch down, collect the cash, and head back home where she’ll take over the techie world. Life, however, has other plans..
A grumpy coffeeshop owner. A handsome local seemingly straight from the pages of a bodice ripper novel. Startling revelations about the man her father really was before he turned his back on his home country. Two very opinionated sheep. As the days somehow turn into weeks and the weeks give way to a month, Elizabeth realizes these new plans the universe has in mind for her might not be so bad after all.
Like the rest of the world, I’m currently cooped up inside my house. Normally this wouldn’t be a major issue – I’m tailor-made for quarantine life. I’m a total homebody, unlike my coworkers, I don’t need constant in person interaction. That said, as the days wear on, I’m finding myself a little less inclined to pick up a gritty murder mystery. Maybe it’s my version of cabin fever or maybe it’s because spring is finally here and the sun has started warming my neck of the woods, but I’m gravitating toward light-hearted, easy reads.
And nothing says light-hearted like a novel set in the English countryside that features a ripped-from-a-romance-novel love interest!
There’s certainly some drama thrown in to keeps things moving (the reason Elizabeth’s father left England and never mentioned his brother, what went down that led to Elizabeth’s termination), but Who Rescued Who is just what it sounds like: an incredibly cozy story set in a picturesque English village full of livestock and puppies and shoddy WiFi. The characters are great, the relationships (familial, romance, friendships) are all excellent, there’s even a hefty dose of art piled on! If you’re going to be shut inside for weeks on end, you could do worse than this book. Who Rescued Who is a lovely, quick read perfect for a much-needed pick me up.
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