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But what he couldn’t forget was that Lucy was somebody else’s dog. Kerri wouldn’t let him forget, either, that keeping six dogs was illegal and that he’d promised to adopt the puppies out — which was something Josh couldn’t bear.
He’d had enough loss in his life. Could he lose his little dog family, too?
It’s a good thing you weren’t sitting next to me while I was reading “The Dogs of Christmas.” I never cry at novels, but I cried at this one, though it’s really not a sad story.
Yes, this book has sad elements in it — ones that dog lovers will completely understand — but it also oozes with humor and charm. Author Cameron introduces us to a wonderfully geeky main character, a sweet-but-socially-inept man to whom bad things perpetually happen. That makes for a delightful story, a perfect plot, and a book that’s hard not to love.
If you must have a holiday tale to put you in the Christmas mood, this is the one you must have. For whatever little free time you’ve got left this season, “The Dogs of Christmas” is worth giving it up for.
Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews books from her home in LaCrosse, Wis. Contact her at email@example.com.• WHAT: "The Dogs of Christmas" • BY: W. Bruce Cameron • GRADE: A • PUBLISHER: Forge