Monday, August 8, 2016

Book Review: Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink plus a Giveaway!

Fetching Sweetness

Book Description:

                                         Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream
                                         Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable Trouble

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author’s valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes’s canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog…thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it’s a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.

Book Review:

I don't know what it is about me and animal books, but for some reason, I love 'em :) I won't let my family get a dog, but reading about one is just fine. Anyway, Fetching Sweetness is a cute fast read.

I thought it was an interesting angle to write the story having Rhett trying to find God in his life, and fully convinced that he is following His plan for him. Normally Christian books are about people who don't believe at all and somehow find God, or people who are strong in their belief and hold on. It was interesting to read about Rhett who was right in the middle there and was struggling to find his way to a belief that was new to him. I found it really refreshing.

It was a fun story line, with believable characters (ok, maybe some were over the top, but they were fun anyway) and a cute dog thrown in who has a penchant for spatulas. Plus, I really appreciated the ending :)

Celebrate the release of Fetching Sweetness with Dana by entering to win the Sweetness Unleashed Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 24. The winner will be announced August 25 on Dana's blog.

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Fetching Sweetness

Title: Fetching Sweetness
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Published: August 2016
ISBN:  0736966234
Source: I received a copy in exchange for a review.