‘Of Mutts and Men’ by Spencer Quinn is the newest Chet and Bernie mystery

In "Of Mutts and Men," the charming man and dog duo of Chet and Bernie are solving crimes together again, courtesy of Spencer Quinn, who writes as fabulous a dog narrative as anyone. Chet is the four-legged narrator who allows us to participate, albeit virtually, in how the two intrepid detectives solve the crime of … Continue reading ‘Of Mutts and Men’ by Spencer Quinn is the newest Chet and Bernie mystery

‘The Rider’s Reign: A Rose Legacy Novel’ by Jessica Day George is a fitting ending to a lovely middle grade, horse-filled fantasy

"The Rider's Reign: A Rose Legacy Novel" is the final book in the trilogy that began with "The Rose Legacy," the book that is also the title of the three-book series. In it we learn of a world in which some humans can communicate with horses. And any horse-loving human reading this trilogy would only … Continue reading ‘The Rider’s Reign: A Rose Legacy Novel’ by Jessica Day George is a fitting ending to a lovely middle grade, horse-filled fantasy

‘The Half Sister’ by Sandie Jones is a clever story of family lies and deception

In "The Half Sister," Sandie Jones writes a novel that demonstrates how what we perceive as perfect families are sometimes anything but that. When a young woman named Jess shows up at the family's front door claiming to be the daughter of their late father, Lauren and Kate are stunned, especially Kate because she had … Continue reading ‘The Half Sister’ by Sandie Jones is a clever story of family lies and deception

‘The One and Only Bob’ by Katherine Applegate; When a dog, a gorilla, and an elephant are best friends

Remember Bob, the scrawny little dog with lots of bravado who was Ivan and Ruby's buddy in "The One and Only Ivan"? Well, author Katherine Applegate decided that Bob deserved his own story, and "The One and Only Bob" is this survivor's tale. First, let's be clear about one thing: Bob is NOT a good … Continue reading ‘The One and Only Bob’ by Katherine Applegate; When a dog, a gorilla, and an elephant are best friends