Connie's Book Club—Fall 2020

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Dog Mom: A Love Story

By By Isabel Sema | Photographs by Illustration by Isabel Sema
Dog Mom: A Love Story

We love celebrating dog moms and Isabel Sema does just that with her new book, Dog Mom: A Love Story. This joyful little book brilliantly captures dog-mom life through funny, vibrant illustrations of scenarios dog moms everywhere will relate to. A perfect gift for your canine-loving bestie.

Other People’s Pets

By R.L. Maizes
Other People’s Pets

Matching wry humour with empathy, R.L. Maizes’ debut novel introduces the unforgettable La La Fine, an animal-loving young woman with a complicated family life and a criminal father. Abandoned by her mother as a child, La La was raised by her dad, a locksmith-turned-thief who made her his accomplice. La La’s attempt to break ties with her past are challenged when her father is arrested for burglary and she has to drop out of vet school to save him. This compelling, entertaining story about embracing the life you create for yourself should definitely find its way to your bedside table. We devoured this book.

Wednesday Walks & Wags

By Melissa Storm
Wednesday Walks & Wags

In this fun sequel to The Sunday Potluck Club, author Melissa Storm reunites her characters and their rescue dogs as new challenges come their way. Bridget Moore is recovering from the recent loss of her mother and balancing a busy schedule as a dog mom, student, vet tech, and animal rescue volunteer. She doesn’t have time for distractions. However, her handsome new neighbour, Wesley happens to be a dog person… Will she be able to adjust and embrace life and love after loss? A thoroughly enjoyable read!

Will You Love Me?

The Rescue Dog That Rescued Me
By Barby Keel
Will You Love Me?

Barby Keel has been doing rescue work through eponymously named animal sanctuary for over 50 years. Her newest book shares the inspiring true story of Bailey, an abused and abandoned Greyhound she saved—and who in turn saved her. When Bailey came to the rescue, Barby’s breast cancer had recently returned. This wonderful book follows their healing journey together.

The Magic of Dogs

By Amy Newmark
The Magic of Dogs

Dogs have a wonderful way of knowing when we need them most. In another heartwarming collection of stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Magic of Dogs features 101 true stories highlighting the joy and companionship dogs bring into our lives. There are even some heartening stories about the COVID-19 lockdown and the comfort dogs can provide.

101 Rescue Puppies

By Kathy Callahan
101 Rescue Puppies

Kathy Callahan and her family have taken in over 150 puppies in the past decade. Kathy didn’t set out to be a puppy rescuer, but when she heard about a mom and pups surrendered at her local shelter, she “thought about that exhausted nursing mom who’d been caring for those seven puppies around the clock, only to find herself suddenly homeless,” she writes. “There are a lot of terrible things that happen in life, and I can’t do a darned thing about most of them. It struck me that this was a tiny little tragedy in my corner of the world that our family could remedy.” Her heartwarming book about her family’s fostering adventures is an inspiring must-read for anyone interested in finding their own way to make a difference.

Dog of the Week!

Meet: skye