Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TLC Book Tours Book Review: St Francis Society For Wayward Pets

About St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (January 14, 2020)

If you love Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis, you won’t want to miss this new novel of second chances, dogs, and knitting, from the author of Pupcakes and Sit! Stay! Speak!

Laid off, cheated on, mugged: what else can go wrong in Maeve Stephens’ life? So when she learns her birth mother has left her a house, a vintage VW Beetle, and a marauding cat, in the small town of Timber Creek, Washington, she packs up to discover the truth about her past.

She arrives to the sight of a cheerful bulldog abandoned on her front porch, a reclusive but tempting author living next door, and a set of ready-made friends at the St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets, where women knit colorful sweaters for the dogs and cats in their care. But there’s also an undercurrent of something that doesn’t sit right with Maeve. What’s the secret (besides her!) that her mother had hidden?

If Maeve is going to make Timber Creek her home, she must figure out where she fits in and unravel the truth about her past. But is she ready to be adopted again—this time, by an entire town…?

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Review: This is the cutest book cover ever and the book is just as delightful as the cover.  Its the story of Maeve and her beginnings along with the secrets of her birth mother and her adoption.

You get to learn about Maeve in the present and her mother in the year before her birth.

Its a beautiful little story about how a bad day becomes a better life. It was a really bad day. She loses her job, her boyfriend is cheating on her and a video of him kissing another woman is all over the internet, oh and she gets mugged.

Maeve isn't exactly the most together woman either. She's on the upper side of her thirties and she's pretty much got nothing to show for it.

Then she learns her birth mother has passed away.

I loved how Maeve found her way by learning about her mother, Annabelle. I also loved the town of Timber Creek and all the quirky characters. Oh and the two animals that took over her life, Sherbert and Happy.

The title is a bit deceptive, but there is a whole lot more to the society of knitters that her birth mother was a part of.

By the end of the story your heart is in pieces because Maeve never got to know Annabelle and Annabelle was such a wonderful woman.

Don't get me wrong this book isn't all drama, its more a light hearted drama. There are many laugh out loud moments here.

I totally love Annie England Noblin's writing style. I started this book and finished it a day. There aren't many books that can pull me in that way these days.

Rating: 5 flowers

About Annie England Noblin

Annie England Noblin lives with her son, husband, and three dogs in the Missouri Ozarks. She graduated with an M.A. in creative writing from Missouri State University and currently teaches English and communications for Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She spends her free time playing make-believe, feeding stray cats, and working with animal shelters across the country to save homeless dogs.

Find out more about Annie at her website, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Sara Strand said...

"A bad day turns into a better life"- that's the BEST description for this book! I loved it, too. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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