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"Grab this book. I'm not kidding. You're going to love this story. There's romance, redemption, a dog named Frieda and a whole lot more. This is a book you ...
"Grab this book. I'm not kidding. You're going to love this story. There's romance, redemption, a dog named Frieda and a whole lot more. This is a book you won't ever want to end." --Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
With the help of a black Labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner's lover as a gold digger, and the allure of a feisty, pretty waitress from the local diner, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing.
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a winsome tale of new beginnings, forgiveness, and the joy of finding your way home.
Nick Trout graduated from veterinary school at the University of Cambridge in 1989. He is a staff surgeon at the prestigious Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston; the author of three books, the New York Times bestseller Tell Me Where It Hurts, Love Is the Best Medicine, and Ever By My Side; and is a contributing columnist for The Bark magazine. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kathy, and their adopted Labradoodle, Thai.
"Smartly written . . . reminiscent of the work of James Herriot."--Publishers Weekly
"A doggone charming tale . . . two paws up." --Kirkus
"Trout's charming novel strikes just the right balance between humor and drama. The cast of characters are delightfully entertaining . . . Highly recommended for anyone who has ever had a beloved pet."--Library Journal (starred)
"A delightful, endearing, and frequently hilarious story . . . that reminds us of the truth that is hidden away in our hearts: loving our animals is a sure way to heal our souls."--Garth Stein, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Art of Racing in the Rain
"I stayed up long into the night laughing and marveling at Trout's adept hand."--Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author of Picture This
"Engaging, insightful, and full of the genial warmth that makes Nick Trout's other work such a joy to read."--Gwen Cooper, New York Times bestselling author of Homer's Odyssey
"Every bit as sweet and slightly goofy as the golden retriever who sets Nick Trout's romp of a novel into a whirl of motion that never lets up from the very first page. . . . I dare you to feel crabby after reading this book."--Bob Tarte, author of Kitty Cornered and Enslaved by Ducks
Verdict Trout’s charming novel strikes just the right balance between humor and drama. The cast of characters are delightfully entertaining, but Mills is the linchpin as a son grappling with the memory of a father he thought he knew. Highly recommended for anyone who has ever had a beloved pet.—Susan Moritz, Silver Spring, MD
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Posted March 23, 2013
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.
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Posted May 10, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 5, 2013
Posted March 30, 2013
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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.
Posted March 29, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 8, 2013
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