Monday, 31 December 2018

MPOV: A Dog for Christmas

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4.02/5
First published: 2013
Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Genre: Domestic fiction

From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!

While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh's Colorado home. But Josh can't resist Lucy's soulful brown eyes, and though he's never had a dog before, he's determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies.

Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy's tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter's "Dogs of Christmas" program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her.

But he's fallen even harder for his new furry family, which has brought incredible joy into Josh's life. He barely has time to sit down, between chasing after adventurous Sophie and brave Oliver, but when he does, his lap is quickly filled by the affectionate Lola. And Rufus and Cody's strong bond makes Josh wonder about his own relationships with his family.

With Christmas and the adoption date looming, Josh finds himself wondering if he can separate himself from his beloved puppies. At odds with Kerri, Josh isn't willing to lose her, but doesn't know how to set things right. Can a surprise litter of Christmas puppies really change one man's life?

W. Bruce Cameron's The Dogs of Christmas is a charming and heartwarming holiday tale that explores the power of love, trust, and a basket full of puppies.

The above taken from Goodreads.

I noticed the title is different on Goodreads. I have A Dog for Christmas but it's titled as The Dogs of Christmas online. I wonder why...

Anyway, the book itself was totally an easy read and kinda slow at times. First half of the book basically focused on Josh trying to make things work and comfy for Lucy and the puppies. Even his date with Kerri didn't work out exactly as planned and he didn't continue pursuing her. It's like his life is out of focus, he's too comfortable at where he is and not willing to change things. How dense can he be?

Midway onward was a little more dramatic though it could have been better but I guess if without the drama then the story itself would be kinda monotonous. All in all, it's definitely a light Christmas read, great for the festivity and, in fact, a suitable gift for someone who loves dogs!

Finally finished this just before the New Year!!!
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