As a dog lover, I have always loved reading books that feature dogs as either main characters or as a main part of the story line. I am also a fan of romantic stories, of all kinds. So when I can find a book that features dogs, memorable characters and romance, I am hooked. Since reading is another one of my passions, I like to try to share some of my favorite books featuring dogs, here on the collie blog.
This past year I have been reading a series of books, written by Roxanne St. Claire, that fall under the romance genre. Her Dogfather series of books focuses on the lives of one special family, and each family member plays an important role in the family business, which is a canine training and rescue facility. The family is one you can't help but love, as they are devoted to each other and they have a set of values that are too often lacking in books and movies these days. The series follows Daniel Kilcannon, nicknamed "The Dogfather" by his family, as he plays matchmaker for each of his six adult children.
I originally planned on reviewing just one of the books, but I couldn't decide on which one, as I loved them all. The books are all sweet, and touching, and on the cover you will see an actual rescue dog from the Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida. A portion of the proceeds from each book in the series is donated to this shelter, so you are actually helping real shelter dogs find homes. You can purchase these books right on Amazon, and they are available as paperback or as a digital copy for your Kindle. I really enjoyed this series, and loved all the characters in the books. There is even a Grandmother who blogs! So if you are looking for something new to read, I hope you will give this series a try, and then please come back and let me know which book was your favorite.