Thursday, September 22, 2011
"Nurturing Paws" Book Review & Giveaway Ends 9/29/11
With the recent passing of our beloved pekingese Lexxy, it seems only fitting to share my thoughts on a book I received recently for review.
"Nurturing Paws" edited by Lynn C. Johnson, is Whispering Angel Books latest anthology. I thoroughly enjoyed this smorgasbord of poems and short stories, all about loved pets. It was very therapeutic sitting with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Princeton, reading all of the heartwarming sentiments shared in this book. There is nothing like the unconditional love of a pet. I know when Princeton looks at any of us with those lovey dovey eyes, we just melt. "Nurturing Paws" is filled with pet owners that feel the same way.
I most liked the stories that tell of how the author unexpectedly fell head over heels in love with the animal they were writing about. For example, the short story, "Fletcher" by Barbara Moe, really made me chuckle. This story tells of how a woman reluctantly agreed to take care of her son's overactive lab while his family went on vacation. The first day was so trying that she thought she better have Fletcher boarded. She shares a hilarious tale of a quite eventful first walk among other things. I loved reading the unlikely friendship that evolved between the woman and the lab. I was grinning ear to ear after this story.
The story of Sweet William, a loving cat, in "Flower Power" by Cona Gregory-Adams, also warmed my heart with these lines, "When William climbs into my lap, curls himself into a ball, begins to purr, and places his paws on my cheeks, my heart melts like warm butter. It's more satisfying than a caramel sundae or a cheesecake brownie."
If you are an animal lover, I just know that you will enjoy this book as much as I did. With the holidays quickly approaching, it would also make a fantastic gift for those animal lovers, who also enjoy a good book! Be sure to visit Whispering Angel Books to get your own copy of "Nurturing Paws."
Whispering Angel Books will donate a portion of your purchase price to animal charities.
Or, better yet, win your own copy of "Nurturing Paws" in my giveaway! :) Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below. US residents only.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Nurturing Paws for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions of this book are completely my own.