Rescue Me, Maybe [NOOK Book]

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If you lost both your spouse and your dog to cancer within weeks of each other, but you were sadder about the dog, would you tell anyone? Maybe your closest friends. Unfortunately, Jane Bailey’s closest friends are on the other side of the country. That’s where Jane plans to go now that she’s free to leave Philadelphia, the too cold, beachless, street taco-deficient city her husband dragged her to six years ago. But with no job prospects in her hometown of San Diego, Jane is roped into helping out temporarily at ...
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Rescue Me, Maybe

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If you lost both your spouse and your dog to cancer within weeks of each other, but you were sadder about the dog, would you tell anyone? Maybe your closest friends. Unfortunately, Jane Bailey’s closest friends are on the other side of the country. That’s where Jane plans to go now that she’s free to leave Philadelphia, the too cold, beachless, street taco-deficient city her husband dragged her to six years ago. But with no job prospects in her hometown of San Diego, Jane is roped into helping out temporarily at her uncle’s southwestern small-town B&B. En route to her new role as innkeeper and breakfast chef, she finds a stray at a rest stop. With her heart in pieces from the loss of her dog, she’s determined not to let this mutt worm its way into her affections. She’s also determined to have next-to-no interaction with the B&B’s irritating guests, and the even more annoying handyman who lives next door. Can Jane keep her sanity—and her secret that she’s not really a grieving widow—while trying to achieve her dream of getting back to the place she thinks is home?

Fans of Lolly Winston's "Good Grief" will enjoy "Rescue Me, Maybe."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148566045
  • Publisher: Jackie Bouchard
  • Publication date: 9/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 299
  • Sales rank: 25,600
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jackie Bouchard (www.jackiebouchard.com) writes Fido-friendly fiction. She used to be trapped in the hamster wheel of corporate America, but she was lucky enough to escape and now fully understands the term "struggling writer." Jackie loves: reading, writing, and, yes, even 'rithmetic (seriously, algebra rocks); professional cycling; margaritas; blogging (she never thought she'd say that, but she does); dogs in general and her crazy rescue pup specifically; and her hubby. (Not in that order.) Jackie dislikes: rude people and writing about herself in the third person. After living in Southern California, then Bermuda, then Canada, then the East coast, Jackie and her husband settled in San Diego. American Jackie, her Canadian hubby, and her Mexican rescue mutt form their own happy little United Nations. Jackie's novels include "What The Dog Ate" and "Rescue Me, Maybe."
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  • Posted November 10, 2013

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    Dog-Lit, I just made up my own new genre because I can't believe

    Dog-Lit, I just made up my own new genre because I can't believe it doesn't already exist!!! I'm drawn to a book with a dog on the cover, always. I might read it just for that reason unless there is something in the blurb that turns me away. Sometimes I'm happy, sometimes I'm a little disappointed but once in a while, I'm in love with a new author! And Jackie Bouchard is that new author for me!! 
    Losing a pet is terrible but losing a spouse is usually worse. Not so for Jane. She is putting this loss behind her and heading to her beloved San Diego. 
    A little stop along the way to help out at the B&B her aunt and uncle own....and that's really where it all begins. And that's where she changes. The things she thought she knew, the guilt, and the comfort of loving that dog....Maybe it's what she needed all along. 
    There were parts that are lighthearted and you should worry that this is a sad type book. It's not but it doesn't take the easy road to get you to the end either. 

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

    Death is never easy to deal with, but when you lose both your hu

    Death is never easy to deal with, but when you lose both your husband and dog to cancer within two weeks of each other, it’s bound to push even the strongest person over the edge.  Jane’s husband was diagnosed with Melanoma and his health quickly plummeted.  Of course she misses him and feels guilty that she’s still around and able to enjoy life, but their marriage had hit a rocky patch and she had planned on leaving him until he got sick.   So, it’s no surprise to her that it’s not Ryan’s passing that has her so upset, but the passing of her dog, Barnum.  Barnum had been her trusty companion for fourteen years and she misses him like crazy.  But she doesn’t dare let others know that her mourning has more to do with her dog than her husband.  




    Now that Jane is free to live life as she wishes, she plans to move back to San Diego asap!  But there’s a little problem.  She has no job and no place to live.  Reluctantly, she accepts an offer to stay at her family’s Bed & Breakfast in exchange for working there.  She figured that it would only be temporarily, and since she had no other options, what does she have to lose?  On her way to the B&B she stops at a rest stop and finds a stray dog.  She’s a beautiful dog, albeit a bit skinny, with a tag that reads, Penny.  She finds this ironic since her father in law has always told her that ‘found pennies are gifts from heaven.’  She decides to take the dog with her so that she can bring it to the shelter the next day.  However, when her aunt sees the dog, she’s quick to try convincing Jane to keep it.  But Jane isn’t ready to open her heart to a new furry friend while she’s still mourning the loss of Barnum.  Will Jane learn to open her heart to the possibility of a new dog and her mind to enjoying being at the B&B?




    Rescue Me, Maybe is such a fun book.  Although it touches on some serious topics such as illness and death, the author does such a wonderful job incorporating humor in what would normally be such sensitive subjects.  I found this book to be very enjoyable, the characters relatable and the humor spot on!  I also really liked how one of the main characters was a dog.  How can you not love a book with a lovable, furry companion?  This is the perfect book to cuddle up on the couch with your favorite four legged companion and read!  I loved this book and hope that you will too!








    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    I am a huge fan of Bouchard and she does not disappoint with thi

    I am a huge fan of Bouchard and she does not disappoint with this book. Witty and realistic dialogue - she has developed a great character in Jane. Worth every penny and should be published in paperback by B&N!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    A most enjoyable read!

    I was skeptical about this book since it started with the main character losing her husband and beloved dog to cancer. However, this book was highly recommended to me so I thought I'd give it a look. I was immediately drawn to the main character. The author's witty style of writing made this a fast read. Yes...witty even with a sad subject matter. There are realizations and lessons learned that turned the tides on dreams, reminding us that we never know what life has in store for us around the next corner. This is a book not to be missed!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings My second Jacki

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    My second Jackie Bouchard book and I am officially a fan!  I love how her books center around dogs, as right now that is what my life is centered around.  Jane is a recent widow and also lost her dog which was maybe more devastating.  She is wanting to return to her favorite city of San Diego, but gets side tracked at her aunt and uncle's B&B where she learns some interesting things about herself.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Recommended this book and any other by Jackie Bouchard

    Love this book!! The dog was the true star of this book. Loved him and his ability to make even the worse day better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Great story

    I loved jane . We have alot in common. Dogs are more loving and loyal and forgiving than many people . I lost my baby to stomach cancer . I am still grieving for him 3 years later. I have a 6 year old girl now. She is sweet and lovable. She liked people. She loves almost everyone she meets. Read this book and fall in love with jane and maybe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    AWESOME BOOK

    THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    A great read!

    I absolutely loved this book!! It was very entertaining. For those of you who are dog lovers - this book is a must!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Rescue Me, Maybe.

    To slow moving for me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Not the best...

    I have read alot of dog fiction books and usually enjoy them but this was not the best. My biggest problem was that the main character was so unpleasant. I could not relate to her on any level. It didn't help that every problem or dilema in the story was wrapped up and solved in the last 50 pages of a 700 + page book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    DOGGY

    Awwww doggy so good 8)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 16, 2014

    Hi

    Wanna chat

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