Fetching Sweetness (Harvest House, July 2016)
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.
My Review: Pet lovers are going to enjoy this latest book by author Dana Mentink. Lovable dog brings two people together should be synopsis for this second in the Love Unleashed series.
This was a heartwarming story with lots of animal feel goodiness. I love how Dana weaves her tales around a central pet that one just can't help but want to meet.
Sweetness steals the show and even though I'm a cat person I wasn't disappointed. Imagine an oversized dog with a penchant for spatulas and rescuing things. His antics keep the two main characters on their toes and kept me smiling through the book.
Stephanie and Rhett are two characters both struggling where God is concerned. Their adventures through my backyard (the Pacific Northwest) basically brings them to their knees and to the point of seeking God's will instead of their own.
If you love animals and Contemporary Christian fiction this is a great book to end your summer vacation on. You might find yourself heading off to the shelter to see if you can find a Sweetness.
About the Author: Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Liftuse Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”