An enjoyable women’s literature novel set in the small town of Black Dog Bay.
Although this is the fifth in the series, I read it as a stand-alone and it worked just fine. The character of Jocelyn was my favorite. She is a dog-lover and works part-time as a care giver to Mr. Allardyce’s pampered show dogs. The three Labrador retrievers get her full attention and she is devoted to them.
Things get interesting when the millionaire, Mr. Allardyce dies and leaves Jocelyn named the legal guardian of his show dogs. As guardian, she will live in his mansion and have control of his estate.
Pretty soon Mr. Allardyce’s son, Liam shows up and questions about why he has been left out of any inheritance comes up. Can you imagine? It has all gone to the dogs!
A cute read filled with some humor, some puppy love, a dash of drama and a bit of a romantic interest.
Recommend for a lighter fun read!
Out Jan 8,2019
From the author of Once Upon a Wine, a new novel set in the charming seashore town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware.
When everything has gone to the dogs . . .
When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She’s spent her entire life toiling in the tourism industry in Black Dog Bay and never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn’t without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, the man she wants to marry breaks her heart, and she’s confronted at every turn by her late benefactor’s estranged son, Liam, who thinks he’s entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.
Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she’s determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the “Best in Show” standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.
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