Review of Primrose Terrace (Pt2): Sunshine And Spaniels by Cressida McLaughlin

Published: 18th June 2015
Pages: 94


Cat Palmer’s dog-walking business, Pooch Promenade is taking off. It hasn’t been plain sailing but with the help of her flatmate Joe, she’s taken on some more new clients from Primrose Terrace. But when she meets boisterous puppy Olaf, who is owned by harassed single mum Frankie, she wonders if she has bitten off more than she can chew! Cat’s also getting to know her sexy neighbour Mark and his Collie, Chips, a little better, but is there more to him than meets the eye? Perhaps sorting out her best friend Polly’s love life will be easier than her own…


Thank you to Harper Collins for kindly sending me a review copy. This is the second installment of the Primrose Terrace story – you can read my review of Part 1 here.

The second part of the Primrose Terrace series opens like a new book with familiar faces. We pick ourselves back up with Cat, the main character, who is vastly enjoying her dog walking business and the furry faces which accompany it. The plot begins with such happiness and warmth that it’s so easy to fall head over heels in love with.

“But Pooch Promenade felt right.”

Very early on, Cressida sets the plot up for the reminder of the narrative with Mr Jasper and Mrs Knickers-Too-Tight scheming together as well as Cat trying to help out a fellow neighbour. I found that in each part of Primrose Terrace (the two I’ve read so far), that we see different sides to Cat and in this particular section, we see the caring aspect of her personality which I really liked. It allowed me to get to know her better and regard her as someone much more than just a character in a book.

“Seems like no one really goes out of their way like this unless there’s something in it for them.”

Cressida has done it once again – she’s pulled me into the beautiful world of Primrose Terrace and I’ve been left wanting the next two instalments more than ever before. Her writing truly is remarkable and so addictive – you’ll be silly not to read it. I just love how familiar Cat, Polly, Joe and the gang are to me now – it literally is like revisiting some old friends in a place I would very much like to visit.

Twitter: @CressMcLaughlin