Friday, July 17, 2015

Lawyer for the Dog by Lee Robinson

Sally was married once.  That didn't work out.  Her mother never quite forgave her for divorcing Joe, a Family Court Judge and one of the most monied families in South Carolina.  Of course, she now has Alzheimer's and can't remember that anymore...

St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It was published July 7th, so you can find a copy at local bookstore now.

Sally is working hard at helping her mother and doing her job as a family lawyer.  She doesn't have time for men.  So when Joe calls and wants her to be a lawyer for a dog, she says no.  He shows her a picture of the dog and tells her about the feuding owners and she agrees because the fee is good.  She should have known better...

Joe's separated from his wife and wants to get back together again with Sally.  She didn't know that when she agreed to be a guardian to the dog but she tries to keep it strictly business.  On the other hand, the dog is cute and winds her around one of his little claws in no time.  She's visiting both households trying to assess who would be best for custody of the dog.  Unfortunately, they both are good with the dog.  What's she to do?

I like how the author gave Sally so many challenges.  Everyone's life is like that so it's realistic.  I also liked the way she cared about her mother despite the disease and it's difficulties.  All in all, Sally is a good person and she took care of everyone she met on this case.  I wonder what kind of case she'll get next...

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