Poppy Loves Devon Gillian Young Blog Tour

Poppy Loves Devon By Gillian Young

Paperback published by Troubadour 24th May 2022

Pages 272

ISBN 9781803132655

Get ready for the second in the Crazy Cream Adventure Series following on form Poppy on Safari the pampered life of this crazy cream retriever is turned upside down when she discovers a lost puppy whilst on holiday with her family.

Poppy wants to befriend anything that moves, but she’s never successful. It seems all the other animals find her too big, loud and boisterous. DD is convinced she needs a playmate, but Poppy’s unsure. She enjoys the fuss and attention from her family so much, she is not willing to share. The choice is taken away from her when one day a puppy comes along.

However, Poppy soon discovers the puppy is lost and alone. Her big heart and caring nature kicks in when she discovers a monster lurking in a nearby wood. Poppy must act fast to save the farm, her family and the puppy. Meanwhile, a handsome border collie ticks all the boxes as the perfect dog but is he ? Poppy Loves Devon follows her pursuit of making friends but not realising what’s under her very nose.


This is my first ever novel about a dog, and although this novel Poppy Loves Devon is aimed at children, I really enjoyed reading this story. The reason I enjoyed this story is because when I was young I used to go to Devon for my holiday and secondly I love dogs and I used to have a Westie dog up to about five years ago.

Poppy is a retriever, that is big, clumsy and pampered who talks to itself telling part of the storyline, and is very much part of the family who take Poppy to Devon on holiday.

Poppy made me laugh for growling at the sea, and refusing to in.

Evie get a new fluffy golden retriever puppy, and there’s something Poppy doesn’t like about the puppy, maybe it’s because the new puppy is getting all the attention.

I loved the illustrations that Gillian has done to mark every chapter, which are the authors own illustrations as she studied art.

Gillian Young is extremely talented getting the idea to write about a retriever, using her inspiration from her own adorable retrievers.

I think author Gillian Young may have started a craze for other People who would like to write about their pet. But it’s not that easy to write a fictional story about your pet. You have to be determined to turn your story into an adventure that everyone will want to read, just like author Gillian Young has done. With the love of her retrievers she has started an excellent exciting series of books about Poppy the retriever, starting with Poppy On Safari and now she has done a splendid job with this second book in the series Poppy Loves Devon. I’m all ready excited for the third book in the series.

Calling all children, all YA fictional readers, dog lovers, you will want to read this amazing adventure about Poppy Loves Devon and Poppy on Safari.

I would like to thank literallypr for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for Poppy Loves Devon and for sending me the paperback to read and review.

About author Gillian Young

Gillian Young is a full time writer and illustrator of children’s middle grade fiction.

Gillian has always been passionate about writing and art. Following art college, she worked as a Graphic Artist. During this time, she settled down, got married and had two children. Becoming a mother reintroduced her to the magic of children’s fiction. Every night she’d read Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny to her kids. Eventually she had the idea of writing stories of her own.

To be an author was still her dream that had never gone away. Snatches of time between going to work and taking care of her children were spent bent over lapping writing until 2015. A battle with cancer led Gillian to re-evaluate her life. Writing was her medicine and it was because of this she decided to go for it and focus on becoming an author.

Much of Gillian’s work is inspired by her golden retrievers who have achieved some fame around the world through their Instagram page ( crazy.cream.retrievers). Following her previous books, Poppy on Safari, and Tammy and Willow, Gillian has appeared on radio and magazines talking both about her books and her experiences fighting and defeating the big C. Gillian lives with her family in Worcestershire.

You can visit Gillian Young on her author website.


You can find Gillian’s gorgeous dogs on Instagram


I’m following author Gillian Young on Twitter @CornDollyXx56

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