Saturday, August 23, 2014

Love Gone to the Dogs

Love Gone to the Dogs

5 Stars

Book Description

Single mom, Leah Taylor, has her hands full with a grandfather, an inventor, who lives a bit risky when it comes to his job and two sons, one a rambunctious genius. But it is her free spirited beagle who gets her into trouble with her new neighbor, Dr. Shane O'Grady, when her dog makes a move on his champion bichon that he wants to breed.

Leah and Shane clash over their dogs that clearly like each other. Leah is determined to ignore her neighbor, but when her youngest son who tries to defy gravity and fly ends up hurt, it is her neighbor, the doctor, who takes care of her son. Can Leah and Shane find love or has love gone to the dogs?

My Review

Margaret Daley brings us a romance interlaced with lots of humor.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Leah Taylor is a divorced mother of 2 and the caretaker of her grandfather.   I think one of the things I really liked about this character is that she is the author of a book series about the adventures of her beagle, Arnold.  Added to the fact that she keeps her eccentric grandfather out of a nursing home by caring for him, this character just comes to life.  She is a very loving and giving person and has been deeply hurt by her ex husband.

Moving to a new place always comes with problems, but when Arnold starts having real life adventures Leah's life takes on a whole new series of problems.  Starting with Shane O'Grady.  Shane has essentially been living in a fog since the death of his wife 3 years ago.  Not only does he work as one of the local physicians, but he also serves as the town mayor.  When the family across the street move in unfortunately his life is turned upside down.  First their mutt dog chews up his daily paper and when he confronts the owner, she actually defends the mutt and yells at him.  The mutt comes back, not for his paper this time, but to get friendly with his champion bichon who he wants to breed. 

Needless to say hilarity ensues and neither Shane nor Leah like each other very much at this point.  Throw in Leah's next door neighbor, Ned, and suddenly their lives are a comedy in the making. 

This is a wonderful read and I would recommend it to anyone.  Margaret Daley written a story that will keep the reader turning the pages. 

Meet the Author

Image of Margaret Daley

writing for over 35 years. She started writing in the late 1970s because she wanted to see if she could put a whole story down on paper. That book is still in the drawer and will never see the light of day. But she was able to finish a book, which was her goal.
She decided after that to get some help, and joined a writers' roundtable where she met once a week with some fellow writers who went over each other's work. She sold her first book in the early 1980s and has been selling ever since. She loves to tell a story. When she was a little girl she made up stories while playing with her dolls. On long trips with her family she would weave a story about the surrounding countryside. From those early beginnings grew a love of entertaining people with a story. She has sold nearly 5 million books worldwide with over 90 books.
When she went away to college, she met her husband, Mike, to whom she has been married for over 40 years. He is her support and her best friend. She has always felt she was the luckiest woman the day she bumped into him on campus.
When they married, they moved to Tulsa, where she finished her degree in special education and began teaching. She loved teaching and working with students with special needs. They helped her remember what is important in life. She also participated in the Special Olympics as a coach with her students and has attended the State Games in May for years. Recently she retired from teaching to write full-time

No comments:

Post a Comment