Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills Series #2)

Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills Series #2)

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by Nick Trout
     
 

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When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals and getting to

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When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals and getting to know the eccentric residents of the tiny provincial town-especially an alluring waitress named Amy.

So Cyrus is now determined to make Bedside Manor thrive. Not an easy goal, given that Healthy Paws, the national veterinary chain across town, will stop at nothing to crush its mom-and-pop competitor. And the rival vet practice isn't Cyrus's only competition; a handsome stranger shows up out of nowhere who clearly has a mysterious past with Amy. To top it off, Cyrus finds himself both the guardian of a very unique orphaned dog and smack in the middle of serious small town drama.

This charming sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a wild and delightful ride through one jam- packed week, where Cyrus must figure out how to outsmart the evil veterinary conglomerate, win back Amy's heart, solve several tricky veterinary cases, find a home for an orphaned dog, and detangle himself from an absurd case of mistaken identity. DOG GONE, BACK SOON brims with Nick Trout's trademark humor, charm, and captivating animal stories, and is proof that all dogs, lost or not, on four feet or two, deserve a second chance.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Pawsitively delightful.... [Nick Trout] once again hits the mark with a wholesome, heartwarming story.... No doubt many animal lovers are panting in anticipation of the next Bedside Manor installment."

Kirkus Reviews
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This novel is packed with intriguing medical mysteries and a veterinarian hero who understands animals but is clueless about humans. An entertaining read for animal lovers."—W. Bruce Cameron, author of A Dog's Purpose"

An enjoyable read...Trout writes from a place of deep knowledge and regard for the bonds people have with their companion animals, and his wry sense of humor provides many smile-inducing moments."
Bark Magazine
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Animal lovers can unite in heartfelt agreement on the delightful charm, drama, and humor of Trout's follow-up. The book is full of intriguing and colorful characters but none so engaging and endearing as Cyrus, the socially awkward, but genuinely kind, country vet."—Library Journal (starred)
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Pet lovers, grab your bookmarks. There's a new Big Dog on the shelves, and his name is Nick Trout... Your book group will like this book. Your parents will like this book. And I think you will, too, particularly if your roommate has four feet."—Terri Schlichenmeyer, "Bookworm Sez," syndicated column

W. Bruce Cameron
"This novel is packed with intriguing medical mysteries and a veterinarian hero who understands animals but is clueless about humans. An entertaining read for animal lovers."
Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-23
In the second of his Bedside Manor series, Trout (The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs, 2013, etc.) highlights another week in the life of the newest veterinarian in Eden Falls, Vt. Dr. Cyrus Mills isn't used to dealing with live animals—or people, for that matter—and he's barely had time to get his feet wet at the helm of his late father's practice when a crosstown rival starts nipping at his heels. A client has defected after seeking emergency treatment at Bedside Manor, and Guy Dorkin, the office manager of competitor Healthy Paws, plans to put Cyrus out of business once and for all by arranging an informational open house with freebies and a presentation by gorgeous veterinarian Winn Honey. But Dorkin's barking up the wrong tree as far as Cyrus is concerned. Rather than rolling over and playing dead, Cyrus is determined to stand his ground—and he has several helpful supporters: his mentor, who's not opposed to a little covert snooping; a young, grateful computer geek; the editor in chief of the local paper; his busybody receptionist; and some very appreciative customers. But more worrisome than his business challenges is Cyrus' personal life. He's in the doghouse after a disastrous first date with Amy, the waitress at the local diner, and he's discovered he might be facing some serious competition for her affection. While juggling plans to counteract Dorkin's attack and find out more about the other person in Amy's life, Cyrus also cares for certain four-legged patients with puzzling symptoms and, by extension, members of the patients' two-legged families. Trout, a staff surgeon at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Mass., once again hits the mark with a wholesome, heartwarming story that ends on an optimistic note. He creates a homey community full of compassion, charm and humorous characters typical of many small towns. No doubt many animal lovers are panting in anticipation of the next Bedside Manor installment. Pawsitively delightful.
Library Journal
★ 04/01/2014
Who says you can't go home again? Trout's second novel, and sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs, opens with Cyrus Mills, a former veterinarian pathologist, back in his hometown trying to pull his deceased father's veterinary clinic out of financial ruin. Cyrus's father ran the practice by making sure pets got the best care possible and not worrying about whether their owners could pay. Cyrus is facing increasing pressure from the ruthless corporate chain Healthy Paws, which is trying to run him out of business. Will Cyrus be able to make his clinic thrive and still provide pets, and their owners, with the most exceptional treatment available? VERDICT Animal lovers can unite in heartfelt agreement on the delightful charm, drama, and humor of Trout's follow-up. The book is full of intriguing and colorful characters but none so engaging and endearing as Cyrus, the socially awkward, but genuinely kind, country vet.—Susan Moritz, Silver Spring, MD

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401310899
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Series:
Cyrus Mills Series, #2
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
300,202
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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