Sunday, November 19, 2017

eARC Book review: Santa Paws is Coming to Town (A Dogfather Short Tail) (The Dogfather #3.5) by Roxanne St. Claire


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eARC provided by author.
This is a 50 page novella.

What could be more joyous than a Kilcannon Christmas? But for Daniel Kilcannon, the man they call “The Dogfather,” this holiday season is anything but happy. It’s been three years since he’s lost his wife and though his family is growing – thanks to his matchmaking efforts – he still dreads the day his dearly departed wife used to love so much. Determined to make Christmas Eve festive and fun, he puts his sadness aside for the family and pretends everything is normal…until it’s not. 

When a recently rescued puppy goes missing on Waterford Farm, all celebrations come to a halt. The entire family, from Gramma Finnie down to the youngest Kilcannon and their cousins, is enlisted on the search. Before they can continue the old Irish tradition of putting a candle in the window to welcome strangers, they must find little Jack Frost…and nothing short of a Christmas miracle can make that happen. 

The Dogfather Series 
Daniel Kilcannon is known as "The Dogfather" for a reason. It's not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they'll tell you that their father's nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks...and he'll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters! 

If you've been reading the Dogfather series you'll enjoy this short little novella. It's a tiny glimpse at the Kilcannon family at Christmas. It has a little of everything in it. Some family history and visits with the couples already covered in previous books as they search for a new missing rescued puppy. Huge surprise for the family in the end. Great addition to the series and a enjoyable quick read. I enjoyed the follow up with some of the characters and bits of history. 

Find out more about it and Roxanne St Claire here

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