About the book: Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream
Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable Trouble
It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author’s valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.
But Agnes’s canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.
When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog…thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.
Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it’s a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.
Paperback 224 pages Publication date: August 1, 2016 Harvest House Publishers
My review: This story was entertaining from the first sentence. Stephanie and Rhett are two people who are trying to live their lives to correct or make up for past mistakes. They are brought together by the runaway Sweetness. Left to return him to his owner the two become friends as they head north to Washington and many surprises are in store for them on the way.
These two imperfect characters and the charmingly imperfect Sweetness made for a fun read. There are serious storylines in the book but Sweetness brings hilarity to the pages and makes the book entertaining and a light read. I found myself laughing out loud at Sweetness and his antics.
If you are a dog lover you are sure to relate to Sweetness and love this story. If you aren’t a dog lover this dog may just leave you wanting to get a Sweetness of your own. This is a light read and is a perfect one-day read.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.
About the author: Dana Mentink enjoys writing in many different capacities. She currently writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House Publishers.
Dana is the recipient of a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and an ACFW Carol Award as well as a Holt Medallion Merit Award winner.