This is the third book in the Lucky Paws Pet Sitting series by Bethany Blake, which is another one of my favorite series since there are so many dogs in it. I like cats in books but I can’t say I’m a fan of Daphne’s adopted cat, Tinkleston, since he’s like an attack kitty most times. I do love little Artie the chihuahua though and in this book we got to meet another big old sweetie, Bernie, the St. Bernard. This was a fun book to read while the temperature was in the 90s where I live. I can look outside and think “wow I’m glad I’m not freezing like the people in this book!” 😉
The 4th book (which I’ve already pre-ordered) is “A Midwinter’s Tail” and shows an adorable Pug on the cover! Can’t wait to find out whose pup he is! It releases in November!
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I always love returning to Sylvan Creek to visit with Daphne and her dog Socrates that lives up to his philosopher name.
It was January and the annual Tail Waggin’ Winterfest was underway along with Daphne trying to get her pet bakery grand opening set up. When she discovered the body of a TV executive in the water during the polar plunge, there was no shortage of suspects and Daphne was worried that she’d be tossed into that mix if she didn’t do something to help find the real killer. It wasn’t much help when her friend Jonathan the detective removed himself from the case since his ex-wife happened to be one of the suspects. There were a lot of great twists and turns to get to the killer, which in this case I definitely hadn’t guessed. I love how Socrates got to help at the end, which wrapped up with the eventual pet bakery grand opening.
As always, Artie the hyper chihuahua stole my heart with his adorable love of clothes and how he is always so happy. That little guy just seems so cute, I want to hug him, slobber and all. He had a very interesting costume this time for the Cardboard Iditarod parade at the Winterfest. I liked the new dog character, Bernie, too. He was St. Bernard that just happened to show up and pull the body from the lake which carried the legend of a ghost St. Bernard. Bernie was definitely real, all 10 gallons of slobber and probably 200 pounds of dog. I love how his story turned out as well. Tinks, the badly behaved cat that Daphne adopted in the last book was not too thrilled with her fostering Bernie for awhile.
I’ve heard there are definitely more books coming in this series but I’m happy to be caught up for now and (not so) patiently wait for the next! If you love pets…and some great recipes for them which can be found at the end of the book…you’ll love this series.