by Dana Mentink
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 thoughts: FETCHING SWEETNESS is a lovable story that was laugh-out-loud funny. I absolutely adored Sweetness and I grew to love Stephanie and Rhett as well. Add in an eccentric writer and a much desired manuscript and the story goes on from there.
Stephanie and Rhett were both realistic characters, very well developed, and ones that you seriously could meet on the street. Add a lost dog and a promise that if the dog is found and returned to the owner the manuscript would be given to them... and then the game is on.
Sweetness is the dearest dog ever, who's mission in life is to rescue other animals. A dying geriatric dog, an abandoned baby bunny, a feral cat.... (though that rescue turned out badly for Sweetness.
Fans might want to read Sit, Stay, Love if they like dog stories. I didn't care for that first book so much and almost passed on this one but I'm glad I didn't as I absolutely LOVED FETCHING SWEETNESS! Highly recommended. 5 stars.
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