Mister Darcy’s Dogs by Barbara Silkstone
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Doctor Lizzie Bennet, struggling against her conservative English countryside upbringing, determines to prove her worth as a dog psychologist. Nothing will deter her from her career until she meets the uppity and oh-so mysterious Londoner, Mister Darcy. His on-again, off-again flirtatious manner and his pompous putdowns challenge Lizzie’s short temper. When Mister Darcy hires her to train his lovable basset hounds for an important foxhunt, Lizzie accepts the task despite knowing next to nothing about the sport and harboring an intense fear of horses.
Will Lizzie keep her focus or succumb to her fate?
Adrift on what felt like a sea of cotton, Greg was oblivious to everything around him. He could not move. He could not think.
He heard a soothing female voice speaking words that made no sense. His brain could not keep up.
With great effort, he mentally swam upward to the surface – toward a light. He opened his eyes. Everything was blurry.
He could see the doctor looming over him. Then he remembered it wasn’t a doctor. The pain came again. The pleasant female voice spoke once more, “Where is the microchip, Greg?”
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