Title: Dog Crazy
Author: Meg Donahue
288 pages, published March 2015
Genre: Women's Fiction
As a pet bereavement
counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and
humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved
four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through
difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten
the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a
dog rescue organization.
Everything changes when a distraught
woman shows up at Maggie’s office and claims that her dog has been
stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch,
Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally
face her biggest fear-and to open her heart to new love.
with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a bighearted and
entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain
of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us.
What drew me to this book (in addition to the fact that I absolutely love dogs) is that adorable cover!! I also loved this story. I loved how Maggie's story paralleled Anya's, and how Maggie finally faces her issues with the help of some furry companions. It's such a sweet and emotional story that made my heart so happy. Despite its deep emotion, this book is a relatively quick and relaxing read. It's well written, engaging, and fun.
I loved the dogs as characters in this story--I loved Giselle and Seymour! I love how Seymour's challenges mirrored Maggie's challenges--I loved how all the characters' stories tied together. The book talks about Anya's character taking photos of dogs, and that would've been really fun to see in the book!
I definitely recommend this fun book! Especially if you love dogs as much as I do!
Overall rating for "Dog Crazy": 4 stars