Who Rescued Who
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.

Who Rescued Who Details

TitleWho Rescued Who
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 24th, 2020
PublisherBerkley
ISBN-139780593098837
Rating
GenreRomance, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Animals, Contemporary

Who Rescued Who Review

  • Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!
    January 1, 1970
    Heartwarming, adorable, & a much needed feel-good escape!!WHO RESCUED WHO by VICTORIA SCHADE is a charming, engaging, fun, cute, quick, and steadily paced read that was both emotional and humorous to read. What I really enjoyed most about the storyline is that it doesn’t immediately grab your attention; it grows on you as you get invested in these characters. There was just the right amount of character struggles, family secrets, romance, and self-discovery here to make it a lighthearted relaxin Heartwarming, adorable, & a much needed feel-good escape!!WHO RESCUED WHO by VICTORIA SCHADE is a charming, engaging, fun, cute, quick, and steadily paced read that was both emotional and humorous to read. What I really enjoyed most about the storyline is that it doesn’t immediately grab your attention; it grows on you as you get invested in these characters. There was just the right amount of character struggles, family secrets, romance, and self-discovery here to make it a lighthearted relaxing read without being overly heavy. VICTORIA SCHADE delivers quite the realistic, entertaining, enjoyable, and uplifting rom-com here that was an absolute treat to read from start to finish. I so loved following Elizabeth (Bess) and watching her change into the person that she was meant to be with the help of her adorable four legged friend, family, and of course a noble, down to earth handsome gentleman. Expected publication date: March 24, 2020.Norma’s Stats:Cover: Adorable, eye-catching, appealing, jovial, beautiful and an extremely effective & perfect representation to storyline.Title: A heartfelt, meaningful and a perfect representation of the storyline. Writing/Prose: Well-written, witty, genuine, engaging, captivating, humorous, fluid and charming.Plot: Fun, delightful, sweet, lighthearted, personable, steadily-paced, enjoyable and entertaining.Ending: A happy and satisfying ending.Overall: 3.5 Stars! A romantic comedy that is packed full of heart and fabulous characters. I would recommend it!Thank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing for my gifted copy of this delightful book to read!Review can also be seen on Traveling Sisters Book Review book blog:https://travelingsistersbookreviews.c...
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  • Brenda -Traveling Sister
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsHow cute is that cover? How could you resist someone so adorable? Well, our main character here, Elizabeth thinks she can but...Elizabeth, down on her luck, finds out she has family she didn't know about and they have some secrets. She makes a quick trip to her father's home in the English countryside, not expecting to stay long. She visits to see what secrets her father has packed away from her. What she finds is love in the most unexpected place. Who Recused Who is a purrfect pick rig 3.5 starsHow cute is that cover? How could you resist someone so adorable? Well, our main character here, Elizabeth thinks she can but...Elizabeth, down on her luck, finds out she has family she didn't know about and they have some secrets. She makes a quick trip to her father's home in the English countryside, not expecting to stay long. She visits to see what secrets her father has packed away from her. What she finds is love in the most unexpected place. Who Recused Who is a purrfect pick right now, with it's a heartwarming, uplifting and feel-good story. It has the characters with the biggest hearts and it's full of heart & humour. The story has a bit of romance, family secrets and the best part the love from and for those fur friends and family. The story explores where your heart takes you, living your life not preforming it and those small moments in your life that matter. In the end, it was clear to me who rescued who and I felt rescued myself with these fur characters who brought some love and good memories back into my heart while reading it. I highly recommend it. I received a copy from the publisher.
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, this was so much fun, the perfect charming story for any dog or animal lover.When Elizabeth’s father passes away, she travels to his family homestead in England, but she arrives with baggage. She’s lost her job and is feeling miffed with the world.That is, until she rescues an adorable puppy, forges a relationship with her aunt and uncle, and falls in love with some sheep, more dogs, and a man, of course. All these things happening make it hard for her go back to California. Will she stay in Oh, this was so much fun, the perfect charming story for any dog or animal lover.When Elizabeth’s father passes away, she travels to his family homestead in England, but she arrives with baggage. She’s lost her job and is feeling miffed with the world.That is, until she rescues an adorable puppy, forges a relationship with her aunt and uncle, and falls in love with some sheep, more dogs, and a man, of course. All these things happening make it hard for her go back to California. Will she stay in England?This book was sent to me with the yummiest package of English treats. I have traveled to England before, and I knew the chocolate was pretty spectacular, but wow. Yum. I found myself searching on line for how to get more of those goodies! Check out my instagram page for the treat picture!Overall, Who Rescued Who is an adorable, heartwarming story. If you love animals, especially rescuing them, Victoria Schade gets you and has the same heart. Prepared to feel the warm fuzzies from this one. While it’s definitely a love story between humans and dogs, it’s also a love story of the human variety, too.I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader
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  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    A big hearted book filled with hope, humor, and four-legged love! Victoria Shade swept me away with this adorable story, made me smile, and forget about the crazy World for a few hours. So if you’re looking for that perfect comfort read look no further. Elizabeth has lost her job and is feeling lost when she receives a phone call from an uncle she never knew she had. Her uncle informs her that since her father passed she is the owner of a parcel of land in the UK and he wants her to come see it. A big hearted book filled with hope, humor, and four-legged love! Victoria Shade swept me away with this adorable story, made me smile, and forget about the crazy World for a few hours. So if you’re looking for that perfect comfort read look no further. Elizabeth has lost her job and is feeling lost when she receives a phone call from an uncle she never knew she had. Her uncle informs her that since her father passed she is the owner of a parcel of land in the UK and he wants her to come see it. Elizabeth is intrigued, why has she never heard of this uncle? With nothing better to do she decides to head to the UK, meet her long lost uncle, sell the property, and quickly return to the US. She never expects to be charmed by her uncle and aunt, enchanted by a puppy, and enticed by a man. Such a sweet satisfying story. I loved the characters, I loved the story, and I loved the setting. Elizabeth (who her uncle preferred calling Bess) was such a likable character even though she was sometimes frustrating and a little selfish. She had a big heart and I loved watching her grow throughout the course of the story. There are so many sweet relationships in the story both between humans and humans, and humans and their furry friends. It was great to watch the relationship between Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle Bloom, seriously this book made me wish I had a long lost uncle somewhere out there. The romance in the story was a bit of a slow burn but so worth it. This is just a feel-good book that will give you the warm fuzzies.This book in emojis 🐶 ☕️ 📱 🐑 🤳🏼 🍺 🐶 *** Big thank you to Berkeley for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
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  • Ashley (pawingthroughpages)
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a heart warming, and personally eye opening story for me. It was a good balance of family, romance, and of course some furry friends! It has a slow start, but you really get invested into the charming characters, town, and journey. Step aside Hallmark, Who Rescued Who is a league of its own! Side note, there is no animal harm or death in this book. (If you are triggered by that as I am).
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  • Lori Spielman
    January 1, 1970
    Move over Marley and Enzo—there’s a new dog in town! Fans of John Grogan and Garth Stein will delight in Victoria Schade’s heartwarming new novel, Who Rescued Who. With crackling, whip smart dialogue and a touching story of redemption, Schade illustrates what it means to be rescued from our worst selves, and transformed into our best. Chock full of heart and humor, anyone who has ever been redeemed by the love of a dog will treasure this uplifting, big-hearted novel. A treat from start to finish Move over Marley and Enzo—there’s a new dog in town! Fans of John Grogan and Garth Stein will delight in Victoria Schade’s heartwarming new novel, Who Rescued Who. With crackling, whip smart dialogue and a touching story of redemption, Schade illustrates what it means to be rescued from our worst selves, and transformed into our best. Chock full of heart and humor, anyone who has ever been redeemed by the love of a dog will treasure this uplifting, big-hearted novel. A treat from start to finish!
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  • Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)
    January 1, 1970
    This book is adorably perfect.And Victoria Schade knows dogs - she’s an Animal Planet celebrity after all! And this sweet and adorable story about a rescued puppy and the woman who finds it, is just the heartwarming read we all need right now. ⁣⁣When Elizabeth’s Silicon Valley life takes an unexpected pause, she heads across the pond to quickly settle some details of her father’s will, and plans to immediately dive right back into her professional life back home when finished. 1-2 days tops. Whe This book is adorably perfect.And Victoria Schade knows dogs - she’s an Animal Planet celebrity after all! And this sweet and adorable story about a rescued puppy and the woman who finds it, is just the heartwarming read we all need right now. ⁣⁣When Elizabeth’s Silicon Valley life takes an unexpected pause, she heads across the pond to quickly settle some details of her father’s will, and plans to immediately dive right back into her professional life back home when finished. 1-2 days tops. When she finds a puppy in a rainstorm before she’s set to return home, it changes everything. Weeks later… she finds an amazing community of people, learns so much about her family, and may just be falling in love. But then there’s that whole life she’s built back in the states…⁣⁣If you need a feel-good right now... this book is it. It’s got charming characters, swoony romance, and all the furry friends you could want in a fun story about four paws that will tug on your heart! ⁣
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  • Teri Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this so, so much. It made me laugh and cry, but mostly it made me want to throw away my phone, buy some sheep and move to the English countryside to rescue dogs and live in a rom-com.
  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun and lighthearted book. Georgina like any other dog steals my heart in this book. However, she is not the only one. I loved everyone in this story from Elizabeth to her Uncle Rowan and his wife, Trudy; then there is Nicky, Harriet, Des, Anna, Willard, and love interest, James.Everyone was so personable and friendly that you just want to hang out with them. Which I really appreciated the lighthearted tone of this book. There were many moments where I did find myself smiling and even This is a fun and lighthearted book. Georgina like any other dog steals my heart in this book. However, she is not the only one. I loved everyone in this story from Elizabeth to her Uncle Rowan and his wife, Trudy; then there is Nicky, Harriet, Des, Anna, Willard, and love interest, James.Everyone was so personable and friendly that you just want to hang out with them. Which I really appreciated the lighthearted tone of this book. There were many moments where I did find myself smiling and even laughing. While, the romance between James and Elizabeth is nice, it was not the main focal point of the story. In fact, it was on the sweeter side and did not happen until about midway into the story. Yet, you can be assured that by the end of the story, it was a happy ending.
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  • LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
    January 1, 1970
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsI needed a change of pace in my reading and picking up this book was the perfect choice.Elizabeth Barnes was flying high until she wasn’t. Fired from a job she loved she was at loose ends until she finds out she had family she knew nothing about and an inheritance to boot. We follow Elizabeth across the pond as she settles her father’s affairs. She had planned just a quick trip so she can get back home and find new employment. But a cute little homeless puppy has her extending Dollycas’s ThoughtsI needed a change of pace in my reading and picking up this book was the perfect choice.Elizabeth Barnes was flying high until she wasn’t. Fired from a job she loved she was at loose ends until she finds out she had family she knew nothing about and an inheritance to boot. We follow Elizabeth across the pond as she settles her father’s affairs. She had planned just a quick trip so she can get back home and find new employment. But a cute little homeless puppy has her extending her stay. She starts to feel at home in this unique community especially when she feels a romantic spark with one of the town’s residents. Finding her family and learning the truth about her father’s distancing while learning some truths about herself could change her life.It was the cover that really caught my attention. As a mom to two border collie/blue heeler mixes, one who looks a bit like the dog on the cover, I just couldn’t say no to those eyes. What I found between the covers was delightful.Elizabeth was a workaholic driven by likes and clicks who was forced to slow down upon arrival to the English countryside with limited internet access. She doesn’t adjust easily but finds several things to fill her time including a border collie mix pup and a handsome co-owner of a local brewery. She also takes on a huge task for her newly-found uncle that reveals something they have in common. All the characters in the book are well crafted and really evolve over the course and right up to the end of the story. The story has a slow build so readers really get to know the wonderful people of Fargrove.Ms. Shade finds a great balance between family life, romance and some lovable 4 legged creatures. All the twists are so well-plotted. The story feels much more based in reality than other romantic comedies I have read of late. The author also describes each setting so clearly, and there are many. I felt like I was getting a bird’s eye view of all of the action, walking right along in my wellies taking in everything the setting had to offer.This story gave me the warm and fuzzies. This book actually rescued me and gave me a nice break from some things I was dealing with. Thank you, Ms. Shade, for the Perfect Escape.
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  • The Lit Bitch
    January 1, 1970
    Is it even possible to walk by this book and not be completely drawn to it?! I mean look at those big brown puppy dog eyes! I was done for when I saw this cover and knew it was a must read.Can you tell that I like dogs? Well yes I adore dogs and this cover spoke to my dog lover heart and when I saw that it was written by a dog training professional I was intrigued.I mean it’s not every day that one goes from training dogs to writing books and I thought this would be a fun quick way to spend a fe Is it even possible to walk by this book and not be completely drawn to it?! I mean look at those big brown puppy dog eyes! I was done for when I saw this cover and knew it was a must read.Can you tell that I like dogs? Well yes I adore dogs and this cover spoke to my dog lover heart and when I saw that it was written by a dog training professional I was intrigued.I mean it’s not every day that one goes from training dogs to writing books and I thought this would be a fun quick way to spend a few days during the lockdown COVID crisis and I was right. I couldn’t have picked a better more uplifting book to read at this time!This was one of the best rom-coms I have read in a while. I picked it up looking for something to escape into because all the COVID and quarantine situation was totally getting me down and I just needed something that was happy and funny and this was that book! I adored every minute of it and read it in only a couple of days!It was one of those books that just hooked you right from the beginning and was full of snappy and smart dialogue with likable characters as well as animals. I mean totally a winning combo in my opinion! I could totally relate to Elizabeth and admired that she was open to a new adventure by traveling to England. I just adored her and even though at times she was a little annoying, I still loved her and wanted to see her triumph in the end.Even though there is an adorable dog on the cover, that isn’t the focus of the book so if you think this is just another ‘pet book’ when you see the cover, then you are wrong. This book is about taking chances, finding yourself and love and of course there are dogs in it but it’s not the focus.Start to finish, this was a book I looked forward to picking up and even though I breezed through it, I loved it and it’s a book I would definitely recommend to all of my friend, but especially those who love dogs!See my full review here
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  • Lauren Kaznowski
    January 1, 1970
    This was one of my highly-anticipated Spring 2020 reads, and Victoria Schade did not disappoint. We meet Elizabeth Barnes as she loses her high-powered job at a tech start-up after a disastrous comment in an interview. During her time of despair, a man claiming to be her uncle reaches out to her about a plot of land that belonged to her deceased father. With nothing else to do, Elizabeth heads to Fargrove, a tiny town in England. Dubbed "Bess" by charming relatives, she quickly learns that there This was one of my highly-anticipated Spring 2020 reads, and Victoria Schade did not disappoint. We meet Elizabeth Barnes as she loses her high-powered job at a tech start-up after a disastrous comment in an interview. During her time of despair, a man claiming to be her uncle reaches out to her about a plot of land that belonged to her deceased father. With nothing else to do, Elizabeth heads to Fargrove, a tiny town in England. Dubbed "Bess" by charming relatives, she quickly learns that there is more to life than Instagram engagement and work.I initially thought that this book was going to center around Bess' romantic life, but I was pleasantly surprised when the story encompassed so much more. I loved the family dynamics between her, Rowan, and Trudy, as I'm pretty sure that everyone would love an aunt and uncle like them. They were so encouraging, and I felt like that is what allowed Bess to grow as a person. The people in town were charming and quirky, which is an essential element of any small town story. Most of all, I LOVED the antics of all of the dogs. As a first-time dog mama, I understand some of the growing pains Bess went through with Georgina. It was apparent that Schade took the time to truly understand each element of the book (art, breweries, etc.), adding to the credibility of the story. If you love rom-coms and dogs, this story is for you. Five beautiful stars.
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  • Cass
    January 1, 1970
    This wonderfully fabulous romcom by professional dog trainer (and wrangler on the annual puppy bowls)is a MUST READ! This story made me want to move to the English countryside and find a village just like Fargrove.We meet Elizabeth, recently fired after saying something somewhat inappropriate on live TV. She is a bit lost now, in San Francisco trying to figure out her next steps, when a supposed Uncle she's never heard of contacts her about some land that belongs to her and would she like to com This wonderfully fabulous romcom by professional dog trainer (and wrangler on the annual puppy bowls)is a MUST READ! This story made me want to move to the English countryside and find a village just like Fargrove.We meet Elizabeth, recently fired after saying something somewhat inappropriate on live TV. She is a bit lost now, in San Francisco trying to figure out her next steps, when a supposed Uncle she's never heard of contacts her about some land that belongs to her and would she like to come see it? Why not, she doesn't have anything else to do... So she takes off for Fargrove, UK, a sweet town west of London and meets her deceased father's brother Rowan and his wife and their friends. Elizabeth has been a social media junkie and has a come-apart at the lack of cell towers and signals. Nevertheless, she is rescued by an abandoned border collie mix puppy and the two become inseparable. But, she gets a call from a major corporation back in the US and has to decide what is right for her. And there's also a sexy and handsome guy who is becoming quite irresistible as well.I LOVED this story, I laughed, I cried and I couldn't wait to share it with my besties!
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  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    What an adorable, heartwarming story! With everything going on in the world today, this was the perfect feel good book. What is better than a story about love, family, dogs and a brewery!I won this book in a giveaway. I love winning books, especially ones I enjoy.
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  • Jeanie
    January 1, 1970
    This was a delightful departure from what I typically read. The cover and title were the first things that appealed to me, and the description clinched it. This crazy cat lady understands the appeal of a puppy, too! It is very well written, with descriptives that bring in the light, colors, and life of the English countryside and the love of family.I did not like Elizabeth at first. She was so driven that her work and her social media content and followers were all she had in her life. One untow This was a delightful departure from what I typically read. The cover and title were the first things that appealed to me, and the description clinched it. This crazy cat lady understands the appeal of a puppy, too! It is very well written, with descriptives that bring in the light, colors, and life of the English countryside and the love of family.I did not like Elizabeth at first. She was so driven that her work and her social media content and followers were all she had in her life. One untoward comment at a trade show ended her years at Duchess Games, where she had worked up to the head of marketing. Her exorbitant salary and stock options were gone. Her name was mud, and there were no job prospects in sight. Her only acquaintances were job related, none of whom wanted to see her.It is in the silence of this crisis that Elizabeth heard from a stranger in Fargrove, England. Her father had passed away several months earlier. Rowan Barnes called and said he is her father’s estranged brother. She denied having any family members, yet he persisted. He inherited property that should have gone to her father but was unclaimed. Rowan and his wife Trudy want to give it to Elizabeth. The documents and photos he emailed to her offer proof of who he is and the property involved.Elizabeth planned the trip as she would a business deal. A couple days in Fargrove to look at and make arrangements to sell the property, a few more days seeing England, then back to San Francisco and job hunting. All perfect plans tend to change, however.Elizabeth’s uncle is the renowned artist Rowan Barnes, a highly successful landscape painter. He is a loving, welcoming man, and Trudy is equally so. She has never met anyone like them. Elizabeth’s father was so closed off from others that it was hard to believe he and Rowan were related. She chose to accept their invitation to stay a couple days longer for a celebration of a 50-year retrospective of Rowan’s work at a museum. That night, her aunt fell; Elizabeth stays a little longer to help with her injuries, then do some work for a coffee shop owner in town, then for her uncle.This is a place like no other. There is little wi-fi or cell phone access except for a few spots in town, which plays havoc with her social media posts. The people she meets are open and welcoming; she made friends in a very short time. She met the most incredibly handsome man. Once terrified of animals, Elizabeth found a tiny, abandoned puppy. She is slowly but surely losing her heart to Georgina, the adorable pup who claimed Elizabeth as her own, and the beautiful land and its people. Then the job offer came, the chance to return to her “real life”. No friends, no puppy, no loving family. But it was all she knew for many years.I got to know Elizabeth very well through the novel and began to like and understand her even as she grew to understand her father. I couldn’t have left people like Rowan and Trudy – I would want as much time to get to know them as possible! The countryside is lushly described, and the people are well-rounded. Plot twists bring continual changes throughout, so it is hard to know what Elizabeth will ultimately decide and why. I would definitely recommend this novel to mature audiences, due to a couple TMI scenes and unnecessary expletives. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to women who enjoy a good family drama that highlights the connection between a pet and a woman and a bit of romance.
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  • Lelia Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    Just a couple of months ago, a story about someone who rescues a pet would have been very heartwarming, of course, a feel-good tale to pass a few hours of comfortable reading. That’s all true with Who Rescued Who but life today gives it a whole new meaning and, while I’m sure there are other newly-released animal rescue books, this is the one that came to my attention and I’m SO glad it did.Besides the obvious attraction of a cute puppy, Ms. Schade has created a really good tale full of what mak Just a couple of months ago, a story about someone who rescues a pet would have been very heartwarming, of course, a feel-good tale to pass a few hours of comfortable reading. That’s all true with Who Rescued Who but life today gives it a whole new meaning and, while I’m sure there are other newly-released animal rescue books, this is the one that came to my attention and I’m SO glad it did.Besides the obvious attraction of a cute puppy, Ms. Schade has created a really good tale full of what makes family and friends mean so much to us and we’re treated to a bit of mystery, romance and family secrets along the way. Bess is an especially appealing protagonist, one we can really sympathize with when she’s faced with more than her share of angst-causing adversity and the people and animals, especially Georgina, that soon surround her are just as engaging. I loved watching Bess come to terms with the past and learn to be the person she’s meant to be. Perhaps best of all, we get to escape our current health/economic/political crisis for just a little while and, these days, that’s a very good thing. Ms. Schade and her publisher had no way of knowing how timely this would be but we readers surely do benefit from serendipity.We’re a household of four rescues, including three cats and one dog, and the pup on the cover of this book reminds me of our Rosie even though they don’t look at all alike. What they do have in common is an intense stare, as though they don’t want to miss even a nanosecond of their humans’ attention. Rescues KNOW they’ve found a forever home and love their people just as much in return, certainly more than some humans do. If you can, please consider rescuing a critter—of any kind—and help out an overwhelmed shelter at the same time, won’t you? 🙂
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not a big animal lover, but I'm still in love with this cover! What a sweet little pup :)As far as the rest of the book goes, WHO RESCUED WHO was just an okay read for me. I loved the small-town English setting and its warm-hearted townfolks. They upstaged the hero and heroine by a long shot. While I liked that Elizabeth changed throughout the story, I still couldn't understand why everyone loved her as she remained a stuck-up, self-centered brat. James wasn't very developed - he just seemed I'm not a big animal lover, but I'm still in love with this cover! What a sweet little pup :)As far as the rest of the book goes, WHO RESCUED WHO was just an okay read for me. I loved the small-town English setting and its warm-hearted townfolks. They upstaged the hero and heroine by a long shot. While I liked that Elizabeth changed throughout the story, I still couldn't understand why everyone loved her as she remained a stuck-up, self-centered brat. James wasn't very developed - he just seemed shallow. Given that I didn't love either of them, it was difficult for me to understand their insta-lovey relationship - I really didn't feel any sparks between them. The relationship between Elizabeth and her dog was warmer and more developed than the one between her and James! Plotwise, there was enough going on in the book to keep me reading, but it did get long. Overall, then, I didn't end up loving this book. It turned out to be just an okay read for me. I'd give it somewhere between a C+ and a B-.
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  • Phyllis
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Chick Lit Central and Berkley Publishing for a digital copy of this book. All comments and opinions are my own.Who can resist the cover of this book? This was a sweet rom-com that was easy to read and enjoy. Likable characters, a family with a few sad secrets, animals including the adorable puppy on the cover, a young woman at loose ends who meets an attractive single guy when she travels to a small English village...we know how this will end but sometimes that's just what we want. Thi Thanks to Chick Lit Central and Berkley Publishing for a digital copy of this book. All comments and opinions are my own.Who can resist the cover of this book? This was a sweet rom-com that was easy to read and enjoy. Likable characters, a family with a few sad secrets, animals including the adorable puppy on the cover, a young woman at loose ends who meets an attractive single guy when she travels to a small English village...we know how this will end but sometimes that's just what we want. This book was like comfort food (a warm chocolate brownie or macaroni and cheese - or both!). I highly recommend this heartwarming novel.
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  • Megan W. (pnwbookworm)
    January 1, 1970
    This was the perfect uplifting, charming and heart warming story that I didn't know I needed right now. I immediately like the main character and I loved surprise inheritance stories so i was hooked right away. The beginning is a tad slow but it picks up quickly enough. I also found the setting to be really fun and I immediately wanted to take a trip to the English countryside! Also important to note - there is no animal harm or death in this book in case that is a trigger for you (it is for me! This was the perfect uplifting, charming and heart warming story that I didn't know I needed right now. I immediately like the main character and I loved surprise inheritance stories so i was hooked right away. The beginning is a tad slow but it picks up quickly enough. I also found the setting to be really fun and I immediately wanted to take a trip to the English countryside! Also important to note - there is no animal harm or death in this book in case that is a trigger for you (it is for me!).
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  • Leah
    January 1, 1970
    This takes place in England and San Francisco. The bulk of the story is set in England. It involves a scandal, family, friendship, romance, dogs, art, shops, and an empty lot. The main character, Elizabeth/Bess, got on my nerves at the beginning of the story, but by the end I liked her. It helped that she made a lot of changes to herself and her situation; she's a better person by the end. I didn't like the romance in the story. I think they would have made better friends. I liked the other rela This takes place in England and San Francisco. The bulk of the story is set in England. It involves a scandal, family, friendship, romance, dogs, art, shops, and an empty lot. The main character, Elizabeth/Bess, got on my nerves at the beginning of the story, but by the end I liked her. It helped that she made a lot of changes to herself and her situation; she's a better person by the end. I didn't like the romance in the story. I think they would have made better friends. I liked the other relationships in the story, though.
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  • Onceinabluemoon
    January 1, 1970
    Not my kind of book, hate romance novels, but I do love border collies! I stuck in there because the books dedication to dogs... Not enough dog chatter for my liking, plus way to old for this type of book, but coming from an English family and owning border collies all my life I needed to give it a go.
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  • Nicole Bannister
    January 1, 1970
    I Enjoyed everything about this book there was nothing I didn't like about the book. I Like the setting,the writing style,the plot,the plot twists and the characters in the book were amazing.I would gladly reread it again.
  • Tina
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed this story with well developed characters who could be your neighbors if you lived in England. The dogs, the sheep, the cat...every person and every animal melted your heart. If you need a feel good book about finding yourself, this is it! Thank you Berkley Press!
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  • Taramom22
    January 1, 1970
    Just average. The author didn’t do a very good job of describing why James and Elizabeth liked each other. I enjoyed Elizabeth’s uncle and aunt, all the animals and the townspeople, but the romance was mediocre at best.
  • Christine Alibutud
    January 1, 1970
    Being on the human end of a leash won't exactly mean you'll be doing all the rescuing; sometimes, by pure happenstance, you need a sweet Border Collie puppy to do it for you.
  • Steph
    January 1, 1970
    Adorable quick read for any dog lover and anyone in need of a cute “you can find where you belong” tale.
  • Allison
    January 1, 1970
    ✨Who Rescued Who✨ I want to thank one of my favorite authors ever, Victoria Schade and berkleypub for sending me an arc of this heartwarming book! I just finished reading it and easily give it FIVE STARS! You fall into the story so fluidly and get caught up in the plot so easily! The characters were very easy to imagine, the pacing was perfect, and isn’t it everyone’s dream to receive a call from a relative you didn’t know about telling you that you have inherited property in England?! Well, it’ ✨Who Rescued Who✨ I want to thank one of my favorite authors ever, Victoria Schade and berkleypub for sending me an arc of this heartwarming book! I just finished reading it and easily give it FIVE STARS! You fall into the story so fluidly and get caught up in the plot so easily! The characters were very easy to imagine, the pacing was perfect, and isn’t it everyone’s dream to receive a call from a relative you didn’t know about telling you that you have inherited property in England?! Well, it’s one of my dreams for sure! Add in a handsome, down to earth attractive guy, some adorable dogs, and this book just hits all the feels! One of the main reasons why I love the story is because it’s realistic! The characters aren’t acting forced, everyone is genuine and sometimes it’s hard to find books that convey characters in such a marvelous way. This was definitely a great, relaxing read!
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  • Sarah Smith
    January 1, 1970
    Who Rescued Who is a charming, fish-out-of-water story about finding your heart and home in the place you least expect. After reading this book, I wanted to adopt a puppy and relocate to rural England. I absolutely adored it.
  • Jaimie Rogers
    January 1, 1970
    This book took me by total surprise! I expected not to like to just because it's not my normal genre & I don't like romance but the family aspect & of course all the animals really just brought it home for me. I loved seeing the main characters transformation. This is a book u can't put down & that makes u miss the characters. I wanted to move to England, live that country life, & hang out with them & def play with the animals. This book took me by total surprise! I expected not to like to just because it's not my normal genre & I don't like romance but the family aspect & of course all the animals really just brought it home for me. I loved seeing the main characters transformation. This is a book u can't put down & that makes u miss the characters. I wanted to move to England, live that country life, & hang out with them & def play with the animals.
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  • OpenBookSociety.com
    January 1, 1970
    https://openbooksociety.com/article/w...Who Rescued WhoBy Victoria SchadeISBN 9780593098837Author Website: victoriaschade(.)comBrought to you by OBS Reviewer JeanieSynopsis:A few rough breaks lead a woman at the end of her leash to journey across the pond to fetch a surprise 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 ho https://openbooksociety.com/article/w...Who Rescued WhoBy Victoria SchadeISBN 9780593098837Author Website: victoriaschade(.)comBrought to you by OBS Reviewer JeanieSynopsis:A few rough breaks lead a woman at the end of her leash to journey across the pond to fetch a surprise 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. (Goodreads)Review:I loved reading this! From Uncle Rowan’s first hug to the gorgeous English countryside, this story is rich with narratives that invited me into each scene. Animals, including a border collie, two spoiled ewes, and especially a tiny puppy, are as essential as the human cast. The characters are beautifully depicted and memorable, and the plot has interesting twists and turns that beg for eager turning of the pages.Elizabeth Barnes, the chief marketing officer at Duchess Games and unaccustomed to failure, found her life in San Francisco turned upside down. Due to a faux pas at a trade show, she was unemployed and without her stock options. She struggled to find a new company to call home and watched her social media standings with an anxious eye multiple times a day. In the gaming world, however, she is being shunned, with no employment future in sight. She then received a call that could change her life. Or at least, the next few weeks.Elizabeth’s mother, who had doted on her, passed away when she was only twelve. Her father, who was distant at best, died only six months ago. She had no siblings and no other family members. When a call came from a man in England claiming to be her Uncle Rowan, brother to her late father, she was skeptical and expecting a scam. Rowan was from the same town her father was, and knew her middle name, but couldn’t someone find that if they looked hard enough? Rowan said he had inherited what should have gone to her father, and as his heir, Rowan and his wife Trudy want to give it to Elizabeth. Rowan promised to email the documentation to her, then discuss her plans to claim the land. As promised, Rowan sent a copy of the document regarding the property and a couple photos, one of Trudy and Rowan, who had some of her father’s features.Elizabeth made travel plans with a tight itinerary so she could get back to her real life and find a new position. She would spend a couple days in Fargrove, get the paperwork initiated to sell the property, then take a short tour of England and hurry back home. She would have many new photos for her social media to keep building her brand as a businesswoman.From the moment she arrived, William, who picked her up for Rowan and Trudy, called her Bess. Nobody ever called her Bess! But Bess is to Rowan and Trudy. They are the most welcoming people she has ever met; she is not used to their warmth and welcome. She meets their dog, Major, and is immediately terrified. She has been afraid of dogs since she was a child, and is convinced that this dog is going to do her in. And sheep – why does she have to meet the ladies? To her horror, there is no service in the rural area for her phone! She must walk to town to find a coffee shop to upload photos and check her accounts.Her first delay in leaving was for the party celebrating Rowan’s retrospective, 50 years of his famous paintings put on display at a London museum. When she thinks she might get some excellent photos with impressive people to post, she changes her itinerary. The night of the party was interrupted by a heavy storm. Trudy fell and had to go to the hospital. Elizabeth found a tiny, trembling, soggy puppy, and had to figure out what to do with it until Rowan and Trudy returned. She couldn’t take a puppy on her trip, much less back home.It’s true that our pets choose us. Elizabeth called the tiny puppy Georgina, and she was told that the pup chose her to be her human. Georgina loved several humans but adored only her. Elizabeth did website redesign for the owner of the coffee shop. Rowan asked her to help catalog his life’s paintings. She met a man who she felt, for the first time ever, she could love. Rowan even encouraged Elizabeth to pick up palette and brushes to begin painting, which she hadn’t done since high school. She made delightful friends who genuinely cared about her. All these and more made it hard when she was pursued by a virtual reality gaming company back home.The characters are defined as richly as rural England. At first, I didn’t like the driven social-media queen Elizabeth was. Her insecurities and fears were peeled away one by one and seeing her depths were eye-opening. I began to like her more as the story continued. James, the man Elizabeth wants in her life, even if long distance, is very much an enigma at first, other than being an incredibly handsome brewery owner. I especially liked Rowan and Trudy, who should have counterparts in every family. They are so wonderfully loving and kind.The plot was unpredictable, keeping me engaged once I got past my initial dislike of Elizabeth. There were times when I wanted to reach in and tell her don’t do that! At any given time, there is humor, drama, sadness, and hope. For women who prefer sweet romance, the spicy scenes are mostly short and can be skimmed past. What Elizabeth will do when the siren song of her career cries out seems simple, to return to real life rather than the fairy tale of Fargrove. I highly recommend this delightful women’s novel!*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*
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