Silent Night [NOOK Book]

Overview

'Tis the Season...

It's Christmas time, and for Raine Stockton and her Search and Rescue dog, Cisco, Hansonville, North Carolina is just like a Norman Rockwell painting-- except for the rash of thefts of baby Jesus figurines from nativity scenes, an abandoned box of golden retriever puppies that someone leaves beside her mailbox, and a mysterious gift from one of Cisco's a grateful admirers. Raine already has her hands full with her own misbehaving pooches, unexpected house guests, and a complicated new ...
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Silent Night

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Overview

'Tis the Season...

It's Christmas time, and for Raine Stockton and her Search and Rescue dog, Cisco, Hansonville, North Carolina is just like a Norman Rockwell painting-- except for the rash of thefts of baby Jesus figurines from nativity scenes, an abandoned box of golden retriever puppies that someone leaves beside her mailbox, and a mysterious gift from one of Cisco's a grateful admirers. Raine already has her hands full with her own misbehaving pooches, unexpected house guests, and a complicated new relationship. But when a newborn is abandoned in the manger of the town's living nativity and Raine walks in on what appears to be the scene of a murder, she has more to worry about than keeping the Christmas spirit alive.

Praise for the Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries

"An exciting, original and suspense-laden whodunit..."

--Midwest Book Review


“ An intriguing heroine, a twisty tale, a riveting finale, and a golden retriever to die for. [This book] will delight mystery fans and enchant dog lovers.”
---Carolyn Hart

“Has everything--wonderful characters, surprising twists, great dialogue. Donna Ball knows dogs, knows the Smoky Mountains, and knows how to write a page turner. I loved it.”
--Beverly Connor

“Very entertaining… combines a likeable heroine and a fascinating mystery… a story of suspense with humor and tenderness.”

--Carlene Thompson
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Editorial Reviews

Miidwest Book Review - Midwest Book Review
"A simply fabulous mystery starring a likeable, dedicated heroine..."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013507395
  • Publisher: Blue Merle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/19/2011
  • Series: Raine Stockton Dog Mystery , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 79,171
  • File size: 156 KB

Meet the Author

Donna Ball is the author of over a hundred novels under several different pseudonyms in a variety of genres that include romance, mystery, suspense, paranormal, western adventure, historical and women’s fiction. Recent popular series include the Ladybug Farm series by Berkley Books and the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery series. Donna is an avid dog lover and her dogs have won numerous titles for agility, obedience and canine musical freestyle. She lives in a restored Victorian Barn in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains with a variety of four-footed companions.
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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Got to read

    If you love mysteries, or you love dogs then this is the book for you. I am a big dog lover. This book shows you the good side and the very fun side of having dogs. There is also sadness in the mystery. It shows the bad part of life.

    This book is definitely good

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    Wonderful Christmas Story

    Great Christmas read can't wait for the next book

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Excellent read!

    A very enjoyable read it was well written!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    AHHHHH

    Very good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    OK

    hard for me to get into, but once I got about 50 pages in, it was a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Silent Stars (part one)

    "If I had a choice, if they weren't people I knew, I would've saved my own rear. But, since they were people I knew, people whom I grew up with, people that I had a relationship-- no matter how far, I did it. I had too. God found favor in me and set to let me live for another lifetime. But He warned me. He said that if I choose to become a person with more than one life, then my shape, my human shape would become somethibg else. Something that isn't human. Being a human, I choose the second life. Turns out I became a cat. What name my (new) mom choose for me? 'Silence. His name would be Silence.' As she watched me nurse I realized that I would have more influence than organary cats. One can understand me. Her name is Thaila. Thaila Grace."

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  • Posted January 12, 2014

    If You Like Dogs, You Should Like This

    Raine Stockton is not having a great holiday season. She needs an infusion of cash to complete he business quarters for training and kenneling dogs. Someone drops a box of hybrid puppies near her mailbox, and her Search and Rescue dog finds a newborn baby by the town nativity scene. How can things get better? or worse? Apparently this is part of a series--so dog lovers--check it out.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    This one got me hooked on the series!

    I bought this book because it sounded interesting & was in the season. Iy is actually the 7 th in the series, I loved it! Donna Ball is a dog trainer & she shares tips in her book as part of the story. She is a strong woman who is three demensional & so AREthe people in her life. I tend not to read many series because the authors use the same info over & over just as filler. This book was easy to read even mid series & going back to start with All That Glitters & I am in the middle of the second. She incorporates the info in a way that is quick & not drawn out. In fact my only complaint is the books go so fast I wish they were longer. And her love of her dogs & the Smokey Mountains is so beautiful, you wish you were there. To top off a good story, there is much humor as well & parts were very sad. Perfectly lovely series. I will be looking for more of her books!

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Enjoyable Read

    Relaxed, with just enough mystery to keep one interested. Enjoyed the use of the dogs in the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Highly recommend

    I really enjoyed the book as it had a little mystery but also about dogs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Insight to rescue dogs

    This is a really easy read. It is a look into the wonderful people that rescue dogs and secure forever homes for them. It is also a story of a sad little girl that learns about love. You will be glad you read this. It is my first book by this author and her series. I'll be sure to read more.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    This is the first Donna Ball Raine Stockton Dog Mystery that I'v

    This is the first Donna Ball Raine Stockton Dog Mystery that I've read, but it definitely won't be the last one for me.  I chose it because of the Christmas theme, even though it was the fifth one in this series. Thankfully, though I mostly like to read books in their numerical order, I felt like I wasn't missing anything about the main characters. 




    Raine Stockton has her hands full with her Search & Rescue Dogs.  Her training and grooming center is being remodeled but her funds have run dry.  It's the Christmas season and her dogs are going to be in the Christmas parade with a whole host of other pageant animals.  When they go to set up the manger scene, the baby Jesus is missing.  Seems there's been a rash of missing Baby Jesus dolls all over town. Also, seems that most of her friends are going somewhere else for Christmas dinner this year, including her ex-husband who's the town sheriff. 




    Raine's new rich, divorced, boyfriend comes to town for a couple of days, with a young daughter in toe.  Raine didn't even know he had a child, and is not overly enthusiastic when she gets baby sitting duties.  Being involved in finding a murderer, an abandoned baby, and re-homing three abandoned puppies was definitely not on her to do list with a spoiled girl to care for.  




    This was definitely a fun book with creative mysteries. Dog lovers won't want to miss the antics of all the different Golden Retrievers that populate this series either. Lovely Christmas story with heart and playfulness of the season too. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Great story

    Has a great story and was an easy read. Loved how the author used the Golden Retrievers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Merry Christmas just right reading for the holidays

    Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Trish kabob marquda cross gunns

    I lick this book



    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    How many

    Howmany books are there i havnt read it yet

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Awsome

    Omg.......

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Gingerstat

    (Did u choose him.)

    0 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Gingertat

    Plz Spottedfeather. Plz.

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Bramblefire

    (No. I'm leaving.) Leaves.

    0 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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