Tuesday, January 08, 2019

In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick

When you're looking for a fun, dog-loving romantic novel, Beth Kendrick's Black Dog Bay books work. They're all loosely connected by the setting, Black Dog Bay, Delaware, "the best place in America to bounce back after your break up", but you don't have to have read any of the previous books to enjoy In Dog We Trust.

Jocelyn Hillier has a job. She and her mother own a laundry business that rents linens, clean towels and sheets, to the summer residents of Black Dog Bay. When she saves a dog in danger of being hit by a car, though, she acquires a new job and a wealthy boyfriend. The boyfriend was driving the car. Jocelyn's new employer is Mr. Allardyce, owner of three pedigreed Labrador retrievers who need a dog walker. Neither situation turns out as Jocelyn expects. Mr. Allardyce dies, leaving his estate to the dogs, and leaving Jocelyn as guardian of the three dogs.

Jocelyn is stunned by the news of the dogs' inheritance and her obligations. Mr. Allardyce's son, Liam, isn't happy, though. He's determined to get what he believes is rightfully his. However, Jocelyn never heard Mr. Allardyce talk about a son, and she isn't willing to let the dogs lose their inheritance.

Will money change a working class young woman? Kendrick's latest romantic comedy combines issues of class and status, money and working class, dogs and family. It's another charming book in the Black Dog Bay series. Anyone who enjoys a few dogs mixed in with romance should appreciate the latest in this delightful series.

Beth Kendrick's website is www.bethkendrick.com

In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick. Berkley, 2019. ISBN 9780399584251 (paperback), 320p.

FTC Full Disclosure - I received the book in order to participate in a blog tour.


Deb said...

What an adorable cover! I love stories about dogs!

Lesa said...

And, this is one that any dog lover can read without fear the dog will die.

Margie Bunting said...

This sounds like just what I need right now. I've ready one of the earliest books in the series and enjoyed it.

Lesa said...

Romantic comedy with a happy ending and fun dogs, Margie.

Lil said...

This sounds like a charming read and frankly, just looking at the cover lowered my stress.

Lesa said...

Well, good, Lil. Puppies will do that to anyone. And, I know I'm not spoiling anything by saying they name the silver lab George Clooney!

Gram said...

Thanks...I put this one on my library list (large print)!