Sunday, June 14, 2020

Storm Dog by L. M. Elliott

She got lost in the woods, fell and hurt herself and started to cry.  Then a dog shows up and loves her to make her feel better.  Together they wander on until they come to a cabin...

Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss books allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 18th.

The woman living in the cabin is war veteran and she meets them at the door with a gun.  It doesn't take long until they are friends.  She worked with a dog in the service and she teaches the young girl how to do it.  (The dog is fearful of the doorway but gets over it with encouragement and treats,)

She learns she can teach her new dog to dance.  With the right tune, they both dance well.  So she's going to the parade and will follow along at the rear and maybe take some of her beautiful sister's glory from her.  It's not easy being her little sister.

Then her sister's boyfriend asks her to help out at the pound.  She does and it's going well until he gets a text from her sister breaking up with him.  The mother is the one who objected to him.  Since he's been cut loose, he takes six dogs from the shelter because they were close to euthanasia time and takes her home.  He leaves the dogs with her because he's going on the road.  She adds them to her show.

There are lessons to be learned here by all parties.  The dogs dancing was very popular and the six dogs were all adopted.  Mom and the older sister learn they aren't beauty queens and gods.  Dad defends the youngest daughter.  It all turns out as it should with happy dogs everywhere.  Even the people are more happy.

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