Friday, November 30, 2012

A Christmas Home

A small rural town in the midst of some financial struggles means making some hard cuts.  Unfortunately, the local animal shelter is one of the casualties. The building has been sold and all the animal occupants are in need of some quick adoptions before Christmas.

The caring staff does everything they can to place as many dogs and cats as possible before the shelter closes. In addition to that stress, Todd McCray, the assistant manager, also needs to figure out where to find employment once the shelter closes. May not seem like too much for the average person but Todd has some special needs and so things don't come quite as easily for him.  What he excels at, however, is working with animals. Todd trained a service dog to assist a friend with physical handicaps, and he'd really love to continue training animals.

It's fun to see the town pull together to try to solve the dilemma. Todd makes some calls and works some magic to arrange to showcase the animals at a local mall. Several animals find new homes that day. Just as things seem to be going so well, a freak accident renders the shelter uninhabitable and the clock seems to have run out of time. Will the dogs have to be put down? Where can they even find a temporary place to house the remaining animals?  And where is Todd going to work?

Read the book to find out what happens to the shelter and with Todd. I'm hoping that Mr. Kincaid will continue the story in another book.  If you are looking for a quick, feel-good read for the holidays, this is one to pick up for yourself or someone else. Any pet lover would enjoy it, or perhaps gift it to someone laid up over the holidays--it will be a great encouragement to them.

You can pick up your copy from the following retailers:
Visit the author's website for information on more books in this series (this was the second but can be read on its own).  Watch an interview with the author about the book:

[The movie scenes were from the Hallmark movie made from the first book, A Dog Named Christmas.]

Disclaimer: I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for the purpose of review. No additional compensation was received. The views expressed are my own.

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