Finding Home

Finding Home

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by Georgia Beers
     
 

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Rigid and predictable.

Sarah Buchanan would never in a million years have used those words to describe herself. Never. But it’s been almost a year since her longtime girlfriend left her for a man, and she’s suddenly realized that those words now describe her with frightening accuracy, along with one more: boring. Deciding it’s time to

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Rigid and predictable.

Sarah Buchanan would never in a million years have used those words to describe herself. Never. But it’s been almost a year since her longtime girlfriend left her for a man, and she’s suddenly realized that those words now describe her with frightening accuracy, along with one more: boring. Deciding it’s time to escape her disaster of a life, at least long enough to turn it around, she takes a temporary position with her company overseas. The hardest part is leaving her blue-eyed dog, Bentley, behind. But at least he’s in the capable hands of her family. She thinks.

Natalie Fox is the exact opposite of Sarah. She’s flighty, spontaneous, and lives in The Now. It’s how she's always been, and for better or for worse, Natalie loves her carefree life. When she finds a stray, skinny, terrified dog with blue eyes outside the coffee shop where she works and decides to adopt him as her own, things seem just about perfect to her.

Take two stubborn, polar opposites with an attraction for one another they’re trying desperately to ignore; throw in a couple of wise Italians, a handful of quirky friends, some homemade cannoli, and a far-too-observant dog; stir vigorously, then sit back, relax, and enjoy…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602820197
Publisher:
Bold Strokes Books
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Romances (Bold Strokes Books) Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
686,826
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Finding Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
All for the love of a dog. If you don't look very carefully at the cover of Finding Home, you'll miss the picture of the most important character. He's at the bottom of the page walking down the path. That's him, Bentley, or Chino, depending on who you ask, and that is the fact the story rotates around. Sarah Buchanan's life is a mess. Her long time partner left her over a year ago for a man, but not without leveling a parting shot that Sarah was a control freak who spent too much time at work. Sarah has come to realize there might be some truth to that and her answer is to sink herself into a liquor stupor every night when she gets home because she just can't move on. The one bright point in her life is Bentley, her beloved dog, who adores her and represents her only contact with the world outside of her office besides her family. When her company offers her an opportunity to go overseas for three months, it seems like exactly what she needs to force a change in her situation. Sarah hesitates only because of Bentley, but finally decides to go when her family promises to take good care of him. Natalie Fox is warm, outgoing, disorganized and loved by all, except that she can't put herself out there to get a girlfriend. Something just keeps holding her back despite the prodding of her best friend Andrea and the Italian couple who own the coffee shop where she works and who treat her like a daughter. Natalie thinks she has adjusted to living her life alone until the day she finds a starved, frightened dog by the dumpster and takes him in. Chino becomes the focal point of her life and she can't imagine how she existed without him, which is why she's not quick to turn him over when Sarah returns home, discovers Bentley has run away while she was gone and is now living with someone else. What do you do when two women love the same animal? Can people of such different personalities try to bend their lives to accommodate his needs? Is it possible that two lonely women can find the answers to what they both have been looking for all for the love of a dog? Georgia Beers has written a romance that can only be called charming. It tells a pretty standard story of women meeting and developing a relationship. Beers has an interesting supporting cast, although some of them are a little too sketchy and might have been filled out better, especially Sarah's family. The real gem in the book is Bentley. He is what moves the story forward. His interactions with the two women are used to reveal their personalities and how they relate to him causes the plot points to unfold. When Sarah and Natalie don't get along at all, he forces them to come together and there are times in the story where there is no doubt about who the smartest of the three is. Without the presence of the dog, this would just be a routine story. He makes it sparkle. Georgia Beers' fans will like this book for all of the usual reasons, but dog lovers will have an extra treat to reward them.
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I like that this story comes to life through a dog and the knoliage that he has on life and people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Liked the characters. Easy read.
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