Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Book Review: Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage, by Sally Smith O'Rourke

My taste in pets runs more to the feline side, so I wasn’t sure if I’d like a book narrated by a dog, but I must admit that I fell in love with Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage -- and with Meteor the dog! Author Sally Smith O’Rourke has an easy-going writing style that entices you to keep reading straight through from beginning to end. And, indeed, this is a quick read at 148 pages (in my mass-market paperback copy), making it perfect for busy parents and others who just want a great story to pick up for a few stolen moments of bliss.

You’ll fall in love with Meteor’s loyalty and gentleness, as well as his family of humans who occupy Sea Pines Cottage. I found myself laughing at Meteor’s antics, as well as shedding a tear when tough times affected his beloved Robert, Laura, and Nicholas. The end will put a smile on your face and a desire in your heart to read more of Sally Smith O’Rourke’s books!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my candid review, but all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

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