I’m a sucker for a light novel. In this house, we read constantly. It’s our after-work habit to take our books and herd out to the patio and read until the light fades (ugh – it’s becoming earlier and earlier). Even Newt joins us on her harness.
In between “work-ish” reading, I love to devour a quick page turner. And The Dog Park by Laura Caldwell totally fit the bill!
The novel features recently-divorced Jessica and Sebastian, who have agreed on joint custody of their goldendoodle, Baxter. Settling in to a prickly normalcy, things get crazy for the two when Baxter is captured on camera rescuing a child and the video goes viral.
According to her rep, “Laura is an award-winning author and the proud parent of goldendoodle, Shafer, who changed not only her life, but her career. When her publisher encouraged her to write about what she was truly passionate about, the answer was clear, and THE DOG PARK was born.”
Interestingly, the author’s story parallels her character Jessica’s. As she deals with the media fallout of Baxter’s viral video, she starts to pursue a new direction in her career through a Baxter-inspired passion project. Though Baxter is the spark for the story, the plot follows Jessica’s trajectory: trying to figure out a new normal post-divorce, building her business, and reconciling her past to her future.
It’s a really cute book that you can easily knock out in a weekend! And, thanks to the generosity of Laura Caldwell’s publisher, one of YOU will win a copy of the novel!
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I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to review this darling novel AND to be able to give a copy away to one of you!
Happy reading, everyone!