Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Review and Giveaway: In Dog We Trust

By Melissa Amster

When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She’s spent her entire life toiling in the tourism industry in Black Dog Bay and never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn’t without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, the man she wants to marry breaks her heart, and she’s confronted at every turn by her late benefactor’s estranged son, Liam, who thinks he’s entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.

Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she’s determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the “Best in Show” standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.
(Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

I have read all of Beth Kendrick's Black Dog Bay novels and was excited to see a new one being published. I really enjoyed In Dog We Trust. It was a sweet story about a woman's relationship with dogs. I had such a fun time reading it and revisiting Black Dog Bay. Some characters from previous novels make an appearance, so it's best to read the books in order. It was easy to visualize people, places, and dogs. There were some humorous moments, as well. This is one of my favorites from the series!

My only concerns were that some parts felt predictable and the ending wrapped up a bit too neatly. However, it was good, fun chick lit overall. I hope Beth will continue writing novels about the residents of Black Dog Bay. I will definitely keep reading them!

Movie casting suggestions:
Jocelyn: Nina Dobrev
Bree: Victoria Cartagena
Chris: Jeremy Irvine
Liam: Corey Sevier
Lois: Allison Janney
Rachel: Ashley Judd

Thanks to Berkley for the book in exchange for an honest review. They have one copy to give away!

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19 comments:

Suburban prep said...

Kerry Blue Irish Terrior

Linda May said...

Minature Schnauzer

traveler said...

Maltese

Kristy F said...

We used to have a border collie I was in love with.

Mary Preston said...

No absolute favorite. Love them all.

Kate Vocke said...

I love big doofy dogs.. squishy labs in particular!

Janine said...

I don't really have a favorite dog breed. But, if I were to get one, it would be something small.

holdenj said...

I am partial to beagles!!

Rita Wray said...

My son and daughter both have Labs, they are lovely dogs.

Dianne Casey said...

I had a Black Lab, she was a great dog.

Linda Kish said...

I like min pins

The Book Sage said...

Fortunately (or un-), I am not particularly drawn to books about animals (although I really did like The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein). I have to say, Melissa, that you certainly make it look appealing.

Melanie Backus said...

I am a Chihuahua lover!

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I love chocolate labs

Grandma Cootie said...

Pug Pug Pug! Pep was 16 this past September, our sweet puppy.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! We love our “third child” Charlie! He’s an Australian Labradoodle!!!!

bn100 said...

no fav

dstoutholcomb said...

beagles and fox hounds

Kelley B said...

I think Chocolate Labs are beautiful.