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Brette Sember is a prolific writer on topics as wide ranging as cookbooks and co-parenting to all manner of real-world legal things. Her newest book would come in handy if you’re getting divorced and want custody of your dog. (As if the answer to that question would ever be no.) Here’s my book review How to Get Custody of Your Dog ($3.99 for Kindle). Continue reading
Jana Rade is a dog blogger and moderator of a Dog Health Issues Group on Facebook with more than 10,000 members. She has written quick-reference guide that I highly recommend. Here is my book review Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: How to Tell if Your Dog Is Sick and What to Do Next . Continue reading
Bestselling author Jim Kraus asked me to do a book review of his novel The Dog That Whispered. After first making SURE that the book did NOT mention / condone / include any references to the TV dog trainer who shall not be named, I agreed. Once you see the cover image, you’ll know why it appealed to me.
House Trained is the third novel by Jackie Bouchard that Champion of My Heart has reviewed in recent years. At this point, you can assume we’re fans. Big ones. This is going to sound weird, but stay with me. This book is so good, so enthralling, I almost barfed. Long story. It’s a good thing. Trust me.
Author Peggy Frezon serves as master curator of laugh-worthy, awww-worthy, and cry-worthy animal stories in her latest book Faithfully Yours: The Amazing Bond Between Us and the Animals We Love. Whether it’s a tale you may have heard on the news, a viral video of unlikely animal friendships or everyday stories from people you may know in the online animal community, you’ll find something to love, something to smile about … and yes, a few things that will bring tears to your eyes. In other words, get ready to cry happy tears.
ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN – Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School) is the debut memoir by veterinarian Dr. Jessica Vogelsang of veterinary blog fame — Pawcurious. The biggest compliment I can give the book is this … it’s so funny that I read parts of the book aloud to my husband. We’d both giggle and gasp, then I’d keep reading to myself.
Breath to Breath, a novel by Carrie Maloney, is not for the faint of heart, but it’s worth every tear shed and every moment of heartache. Breath to Breath tells the story of veterinarian Anna Dunlap, who finds herself in the impossible situation of working side by side at her veterinary hospital with an animal abuser.
Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog from Training Mistakes is a memoir by Kari Neumeyer, who is a fellow freelance / independent writer. It tells the story of a German Shepherd Dog named Isis (bought from a breeder on impulse). Let me just say that the breeder specializes in police and military working dogs. With just that bit of information and the book’s title, you can probably guess where the story goes from there.
Through a site called NetGalley, I downloaded a FREE review copy Dog Gone, Back Soon by veterinarian / author Nick Trout. It’s a clever tale involving fierce competition between veterinary practices (one family owned, one corporate owned) and several veterinary medical mysteries with the animals and people in a small Vermont town. Trout has written 5 books so far. This is the first one I’ve read because it sounded interesting when it came up on my NetGalley book review list.
Rescue Me, Maybe, the latest novel from author Jackie Bouchard, is a story about finding a new path when what had been your real life up and dies on you — literally. Considering all the illness / death / destruction in my life these last 5 years, I held my breath when I realized that the book opens at a FUNERAL. I admit it … I did email Bouchard at one point to ask if it was safe for a girl like me, who is deeply steeped in grief, to keep reading. She replied (in part) …