Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Dog Year



 
Book Summary
 
Dr. Lucy Peterman was not built for a messy life. A well-respected surgeon whose patients rely on her warmth, compassion, and fierce support, Lucy has always worked hard and trusted in the system. She’s not the sort of person who ends up in a twelve-step program after being caught stealing supplies from her hospital.

But that was Lucy before the accident—before her husband and unborn baby were ripped away from her in an instant, before her future felt like a broken promise. Caught red-handed in a senseless act that kept her demons at bay, she’s faced with a choice: get some help or lose her medical license.

Now she’s reluctantly sharing her deepest fears with a bunch of strangers, avoiding her loneliness by befriending a troubled girl, pinning her hopes on her husband’s last gift, and getting involved with a rugged cop from her past. It’s only when she is adopted by a stray mutt and moves her group to the dog park that she begins to truly bond with the ragtag dog-loving addicts—and discovers that a chaotic, unplanned life might be the sweetest of all.
 
This book is more then just about a dog story. It is about love, not being perfect, good friends, and second chances. I liked Lucy. She was imperfect and a hot mess but this is why I liked her. She felt real to me. I could totally understand what she was going through even why she stole the hospital supplies. Not in the literal sense that I have gone through the same thing as Lucy but that if my husband was suddenly taken from me, I would be devastated.

So glad that Lucy found "Little Dog". Dogs are great therapy. I have always had dogs and currently have 3 dogs. They are loveable and know when I or my husband need a shoulder to lean on. The titles of each chapter were funny. This is what kept the book from being a downer...the laughs. Even though Lucy was depressed she was upbeat about it and could joke about herself. This is a cute read.


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2 comments:

Mystica said...

I like the story so much. I'd certainly be making a note of this one.

Mystica said...

I like the story so much. I'd certainly be making a note of this one.