Saturday, 18 January 2014

Dog Blog, Bookish Saturday!



For those of you who have adopted a human in need, this book is one to buy your special person. The story of loss and how a person can be saved by circumstance and a four legged homeless mutt. A must for those of us who like a good laugh, a well written book and of course the story of how a dog can heal wounds and help overcome the obstacles life can throw at us.   


Rescue Me, Maybe.

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?

 Biography

Jackie Bouchard (www.jackiebouchard.com) was born in Southern California and lived there until she and a friend got the crazy idea to move to Bermuda. It turned out to be not such a crazy idea after all since she met her husband there. After Bermuda, she and her husband moved to Canada, then to the east coast of the US, and ultimately back to San Diego. Jackie used to be trapped in the hamster wheel of corporate America, but she was bitten by the writing bug and ultimately managed to escape. Jackie loves: reading, writing, and, yes, even 'rithmetic (seriously, algebra rocks), professional cycling, margaritas, dogs in general, her crazy rescue pup specifically, and her hubby. (Not in that order.) Jackie dislikes: writing about herself in the third person. Her work has been published in "San Diego CityBeat" and the San Diego Writers, Ink's anthology, "A Year in Ink, Vol. 3." "What The Dog Ate" is her first novel.

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Also What The Dog Ate my review here.

Available here.

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39 comments:

  1. Sounds a great book Molly. Have a super weekend xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  2. Sounds like the perfect book to read on a cold afternoon :)

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  3. I am giggling and snickering and laughing so hard......oh, if indeed we could hear the dogs speak our language...what would we hear them say about their peeps!!!!!!!!!!!! I must check out these books; that is hilarious about being more sad about the loss of the dog!!!!!!!!

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  4. Hey Molly!
    Wow, these look great! I'll tell my Mom because she loves a good read. Thanks for sharing!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

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  5. They look like good reads
    Retro rover

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  6. That's a super book for peeps and pets, Molly. To read a book together on a saturday afternoon is always the best ( don't forget the treats to have a good read). Many thanks for a wonderful review

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  7. Another good find for the reading list!!!

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  8. Hi Y'all!

    Sounds like a great read! Always love the photos of you reviewing books.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  9. I've purchased and read both of Jackie's books and honestly, if anyone hasn't read them, it's time to go fetch. They are both excellent, well-written, and original. I loved them. And as an introvert, I treasured the spot-on protagonist of Rescue Me, Maybe.

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  10. Sound a good read for my mom! Then she has more excuses for not taking me out for walkies though.

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  11. We really like the sound of this book. Thanks fur tellin us about it.

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  12. Thank you so much, Molly for the lovely review! Love the picture of you reading! Glad you and your mum enjoyed it. xoxo Jackie

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  13. One of my favorite authors! I love Jackie's books and can't wait to read her next one.

    Barbara

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  14. I never have time to read, but when I get time this book is on my to-read list!

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  15. Mom 100% agrees having pets is very very very good for humans emotionally and physically.
    Mom just sent your completed QofH picture via email. And gosh w/o our humans we would not know our furiends.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  16. We have read What the Dog Ate and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have Rescue Me Maybe, just haven't had a chance to read it yet. Thanks for the review Molly
    Hugs
    Bailey, Hazel, Greta & Mom

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  17. Mommy bought the book "What The Dog Ate" after reading the review on it and loves it! She says she'll have to get "Rescue Me, Maybe" when Daddy next travels to the US. :) Thanks for the review!

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  18. Cute review and I love your glasses, especially since they match the book!

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  19. Ya know what? Mommy does not read- except bloggys,, but she said the books sound good,,,,
    especailly the part where your not going to let someone worm their way into the heart-- but it sounds to me like someone did!
    love
    tweedles

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  20. Oh this sounds like a must read Molly..love me a good doggy rescuing peeps story...and yes with people becoming closer to dogs than each other now...look at the battles in court over doggie custody..sometimes worse than fighting over kids....and yes I imagine lots of humans would be sadder over their pup dying....have a great weekend Molly hugs Fozziemum xxx

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  21. That sounds like a great book! Thanks for the great review Molly!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  22. What a great review and I love that you promote other bloggers, Molly. We will have to check this book out.

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  23. Great book review and subject matter.

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  24. Well, we think that sounds like a pretty cool book, Molly. And even though the Human NEVER seems to read the books *I* want to read, she might just look into this one!

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  25. That does sound a reat book Molly,haapy sunday sweet pea,xx Speedy

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  26. This sounds like a book mama would really enjoy! Happy Sunday Molly!

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  27. Love Jackie. We have the book and still find time to read it. We know its a good book to read :-) Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  28. Oh oh someone stole mom's book idea! We are sure its wonderful thanks for the recommendation! Love Dolly

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  29. I like the history books in our Library. I tried to sink my claws into one about British Military History the other day, but was told to "leave it". Leave it?!?! I think not!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  30. Mum went to have a look on Amazon and it was 77p download to kindle so she got it!! And it's about a dog ...... sorta ....!!!!

    Thanks for the review :)

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  31. We've heard of that book but didn't know what it was about. Sounds like my momma would enjoy it. Thanks for the review!

    Garth

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  32. as you know, we absolutely LOVED THAT BOOK!

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  33. That book is on my waiting to read list. If I ever see free time...lol

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  34. Sounds like an amazing book Molly. We've been lost before... and found by our dogs.

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