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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Book Review - Christmas with the Animals! "The Nine Lives of Christmas" by Sheila Roberts and "The Puppy That Came For Christmas" by Megan Rix

Christmas is going to the dogs ... and cats ... today!  Here are two cute Christmas books featuring feline and canine heroes!

About the Book:

Two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, sometimes Christmas magic isn’t enough…sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose.

When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe.  He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him—and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.

The stranger turns out to be a firefighter named Zach, who’s in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it’s bound to earn him a healthy ninth life.  Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever thought.  Merriliee is way too shy to make the first move on a ladies man like Zach, and Zach thinks he’s all wrong for a nice girl like Merrilee.  Now it’s going to take all of Ambrose’s feline wiles—and maybe even a good old fashioned Christmas miracle—to make them both realize that what they’re looking for is right in front of their eyes.

One of the cutest Christmas stories I've read this season!  Sheila Roberts knows how to spin a sweet Christmas story, and this one is sure to become a classic!

About The Book:

Marley, Oogy, Huck-and now, Traffy, the "forever dog" that changed one couple's life.

All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan's dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete?

Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities. But opening their homes and hearts up to Emma, and then Freddy-only to have each move on after six months-eventually took its own toll. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could continue. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along ... and stayed. An instant U.K. bestseller, The Puppy That Came for Christmas is a heartwarming and inspirational story that will captivate dog lovers everywhere.

A true life story that will touch your heart.  I was charmed by this tale of the couple who opened their homes and hearts to the training of puppies for service positions.  This is a Christmas story at heart but would be excellent reading for any time of year!

I received copies of these books for review from the publishers. I was not compensated for my opinions.

1 comment:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

They both sound heartwarming. I hope to read Sheila Roberts' book soon!