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The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs (Cyrus Mills Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

What a touching novel! The characters, the adorable pet friends

What a touching novel! The characters, the adorable pet friends; a fantastic story line. Give it a try because you won't be able to put it down.

posted by goldieinaz on May 20, 2013

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Charming but very predictable If you do not mind your fiction

Charming but very predictable



If you do not mind your fiction utterly predictable and maudlin at times, this is a good past-time read. I am a passionate animal lover/animal rights person, so these types of rather charming and lightweight reads are always a pleasant ...
Charming but very predictable



If you do not mind your fiction utterly predictable and maudlin at times, this is a good past-time read. I am a passionate animal lover/animal rights person, so these types of rather charming and lightweight reads are always a pleasant diversion. However, I was a bit disappointed in the predictability of this text. I was hoping for something a bit more substantial. In addition, Trout successfully creates a protagonist who is so cold/clinical and generally unlikeable for big chunks of the book it becomes hard to warm up to him when the time finally comes. The 'big reveal' behind his estranged father falls flat and plays out as rather maudlin. The ending is kind of eye-rolling. BUT all that being said, the book reads quickly and at the end is an enjoyable, rainy-afternoon read. If the people aren't all that interesting, the animals are--terrific cat/dog personalities.

posted by irishclaireKG on March 23, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Loveable (And Furry) Characters will Draw You In Author and vet

    Loveable (And Furry) Characters will Draw You In

    Author and veterinarian Dr. Nick Trout’s debut fiction novel combines large-as-life characters with fascinating veterinary diagnoses that will have any reader – pet lover or not – crossing their fingers in the hopes that everything will work out.

    The great part about this book is that the characters are both animal and human. From Frieda Fuzzypaws the dog Cyrus harbors when he can’t bring himself to put her down, to Clint, the aging female dog whose equally sick owner just wants his companion to last a few more months, the animals provide insights into their owners’ flaws and strengths. While Cyrus scrambles to diagnose these beloved pets, he begins to learn that understanding people takes a similar attention to detail. I read straight through this book and stayed up way too late to do so. The plot isn't earth shattering but  you will find yourself rooting for Cyrus and his eclectic band of friends and patients.

    Dr. Cyrus Mills, a veterinary pathologist, felt neglected for years as the son of a veterinarian who seemed to have all the time in the world for his furry patients and none for his only child. Now, fifteen years after his father’s ultimate betrayal, Cyrus must return to his tiny hometown to sell the practice his father left him in his will. After not speaking to the man in years, Cyrus has no idea what to expect and when he arrives discovers mountains of bills indicating that his father was a much better vet than businessman. Determined to make some money to cover his own financial issues, Cyrus must step out from behind the microscope to fill his father’s shoes, a process that soon has him seeing his childhood from a whole new perspective

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    What a touching novel! The characters, the adorable pet friends

    What a touching novel! The characters, the adorable pet friends; a fantastic story line. Give it a try because you won't be able to put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2014

    The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout is the first book i

    The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout is the first book in his Cyrus Mills series. It's a sweet book about going home and being forced to face old demons. It's written in first person narrative, so the frustrations and emotions of the main character, Cyrus Mills are easily felt.

    Some of the characters fell a little flat, almost feeling like a caricature of a person, such as the over-sexed Crystal. My favorite character was Harry Carp. The complete love and devotion between he and his dog Clint was so touching, it makes the whole book worth reading for anyone who loves animals.

    The book is written in a smooth, easy style to read. Everything takes place within five days, so things keep hopping along. There are no real surprises in the story, and the ending bordered on fairy tale. Still, it's an endearing, enjoyable read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Dr. Cyrus Mills

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
    Dr. Cyrus Mills has had some personal issues in Charleston, SC, so he heads up north to Vermont to help restore his father's veterinary practice.  He has the intentions of selling the practice for some extra cash flow and escaping back down south.  But the reader knows that this isn't where the story will end and in between is a small town and some sweet pets and interesting owners.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    a light, entertaining read

    Written from a reluctant though tenderhearted vet's point of view, this is not a heavy read, but an enjoyable one. I would recommend it to anyone who loves animals.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2013

    Charming but very predictable If you do not mind your fiction

    Charming but very predictable



    If you do not mind your fiction utterly predictable and maudlin at times, this is a good past-time read. I am a passionate animal lover/animal rights person, so these types of rather charming and lightweight reads are always a pleasant diversion. However, I was a bit disappointed in the predictability of this text. I was hoping for something a bit more substantial. In addition, Trout successfully creates a protagonist who is so cold/clinical and generally unlikeable for big chunks of the book it becomes hard to warm up to him when the time finally comes. The 'big reveal' behind his estranged father falls flat and plays out as rather maudlin. The ending is kind of eye-rolling. BUT all that being said, the book reads quickly and at the end is an enjoyable, rainy-afternoon read. If the people aren't all that interesting, the animals are--terrific cat/dog personalities.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a heart-warming small-town nar


    The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a heart-warming small-town narrative about the socially dysfunctional Dr. Cyrus Mills taking over his late father’s veterinary practice. Author Nick Trout opens up the quirky and captivating world of a Vermont town where everybody knows everybody, everybody’s worth knowing, and everybody has a pet. Dr. Mills hasn’t been home for several decades, so while he reconnects with his hometown and the distinctive personalities in it, the reader gets to tag along for the ride and see him resolve a clouded past. This entertaining and touching novel shows us a man who, through one pet-inspired adventure after another, is forced to open up and get a new lease on life. If you like pets, quaint towns, or feel-good stories then you’ll probably enjoy Nick Trout’s latest book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Sweet story

    Enjoyed it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    A nice change of pace from my usual genres. The story line has a

    A nice change of pace from my usual genres. The story line has a definite "Hallmark Channel" kind of feel to it, but sometimes you just want a light-hearted, happy-ending kind of story. A quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Cute

    It was a good book, it took you into what the life
    of what a vet has to deal with not only animals but
    their owners.

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