With her third book in the “Fat Dogs and French Estates” Beth Haslam’s certainly achieved a Hat Trick. After having finally found their dream estate in France, hopes that renovations would be done in a reasonable amount of time are soon dashed. Beth and her lovable, if sometimes grumpy husband, along with their two adorable pooches have to face an array of obstacles. From vermin infestation to having to deal with a team of most eccentric workmen, the book will make you laugh and smile page after page. Beth has a gift describing with humour, love of nature and a sweet belief in the good of all, her surroundings and fellow men. I really can’t imagine anyone not just loving this delightful memoir. The book can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend to also read her first two books in the series.