I love reading, and I love to share my favorite books and authors with others. Since Summer is here, and many people are looking for something new to read, I decided it was time for a new book review.
There are so many different types of books, but I have always preferred to read works of fiction. And though I was never a fan of mysteries, Dorothy Bodoin has changed my mind. She writes stories that are entertaining, and her characters are both engaging and personable. But some of my favorite characters in her books are the collies. The main character of her Foxglove series, Jennet, solves mysteries, takes care of her Victorian house, and rescues collies.
The series starts with the book, Darkness at Foxglove Corners, and there are 23 books in the series. The newest edition, Shadow of the Ghost Dog, was just released this week. While I loved having a real book to read, my shelves were overflowing, so I ordered the Kindle edition. I started reading the book yesterday, and finished it late, last night. Which is why I am so tired today, but it was that good. I couldn't put it down, and I enjoyed it immensely. I wish there was another book in the series, but I have now read them all. I just introduced her books to another collie lover, and she immediately bought the first four books in the series. I'm a bit jealous, as she has all 23 books ahead of her. Sadly, I will have to wait for her next book to come out, which Dorothy is currently writing. I may just have to go back and reread some of my favorites.
In the book, Shadow of the Ghost Dog, Jennet is visiting a beautiful, storybook Victorian house with her friend Lucy. While at the house, she hears a collie whimpering, and realizes that only she can hear the sad dog's cries. As the story progresses Jennet will face a killer who is determined to keep secrets of the past hidden, while trying to learn why the ghost dog cries. This book did have me in tears once or twice, but I loved that the story includes the belief that dogs do have souls. If you love mysteries, or just love a good dog story, you should add this book to your summer reading list. Then stop back, I would love to hear what you think of the series!