Blog Tour and Book Review: The Rescue #BooksAboutDogs #AnimalFiction #Terriers


When terrier Moll’s owner dies, she is determined to protect his widow, Suki. As Suki navigates grief, dating and men with baggage of their own, Moll tries to push her beloved owner to moving on with someone Moll has chosen, with a good sense of humour, a generous heart, and a steady supply of biscuits.

But Suki has a frustrating habit of doing things the way she wants, instead of Moll’s way. Until she meets Ted, who Moll adores almost as much as Suki. Ted, though, has demons of his own, so is he really the right choice for Suki?

With Moll getting older, and Suki still struggling, can this devoted up fulfil her promise to look after her owner, before her time runs out?

A quirky tale of second chances, told through the eyes of woman’s best friend.

This is a sweet but sad story of love and loss, told through the eyes of Suki’s terrier, Moll. It is a fascinating look at human relationships from the perspective of a beloved pet. I loved that Moll should smell feelings like anger, fear, depression, and disappointment, and I loved her complete dedication to Suki. Moll’s life mission is to be there for Suki, and she is, through thick and thin. Moll’s sensory way of looking at the world is eye-opening. Imagine if we could smell and hear as well as dogs! We might learn something. This is about love and dedication between both humans and animals, and it definitely touches the heart.

One small criticism: Although I enjoyed Moll’s description of her frequent, delectable share of human meals, I wish she hadn’t talked about eating chocolate brownie, because chocolate can make dogs sick or even kill them. Suki takes excellent care of Moll throughout the book, so it is surprising she would feed her chocolate.

I received a free copy of this book via Rachel’s Random Resources book tours. My review is voluntary and the opinions expressed are my own.

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Author Bio (In Her Own Words)

I live in Cornwall with my rescue dog Lainy (who features at the end of The Rescue) and is going on to have her own story in Lainy’s Tale, which I am writing now. I spend part of the week with my partner and his rescue dog, Twig, where we walk, cycle, swim and grow vegetables. When forced indoors he is addicted to shouting at politicians on the news, the perfect excuse for me to write.

When not writing or training Lainy, I sing with The Suitcase Singers, and also give talks to anyone who will pay to listen to me talking about my work. To my surprise, many have.

I am also a freelance journalist, researcher and author of five Cornish literary themed walking books – Discover Cornwall, Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers, Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier and Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher, all published by Sigma Press and online in our ‘Books’ section of the website.

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6 thoughts on “Blog Tour and Book Review: The Rescue #BooksAboutDogs #AnimalFiction #Terriers”

  1. This sounds like an adorable book, especially for dog owners. I am surprised at the chocolate brownie mention. I would never give my dogs anything chocolate, even though they would probably love it. It is lethal for dogs.

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    1. I would never give it to mine either. But, true story, we had an Australian Shepherd years ago named Bongo. We woke up one Christmas morning to learn that Bongo had chewed the toes out of all our Christmas stockings that were hanging up, and eaten ALL of the candy inside, which was a lot. We had thought they were out of his reach, but he was smart and he knew that if he could chew out the toes, the candy would fall out. He didn’t get even a little bit sick. He was a lot bigger than our dachshunds though.

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