Book Review-House Trained
I love to read, always have. And when I find an author I love, I have to read every book that person writes. Such is the case with Jackie Bouchard. I “met” Jackie when I started blogging. She has a blog were she talks about her dog, her writing, and her life in general. I always enjoy her blog, because I love her writing style. She is witty, down to earth, and just…fun.
I read her first book, What the Dog Ate, and completely fell in love with Jackie, the author. Then I read her second book, Rescue Me, Maybe, and I loved every word of it. So I was greatly anticipating this third book, House Trained, and was not disappointed.
This is the synopsis of the book from Jackie’s website.
Alex Halstad, a childless-by-choice interior designer and dog mom, is a true perfectionist. But her orderly life turns chaotic when the teenage daughter her husband, Barry, never knew he had shows up on their doorstep…with a baby girl of her own in tow. While Alex’s dog enthusiastically welcomes the new arrivals, Alex struggles with the loss of her steady routine. She desperately needs peace and quiet to get her business back on track before Barry finds out she’s spent most of their savings. Meanwhile, the arrival of the girls stirs up old insecurities, and Alex can’t help but worry that Barry’s ex will make an entrance too. With her tidy life a distant memory, will Alex be able to learn from her dog the true meaning of love and acceptance?
HOUSE TRAINED is a humorous and heartwarming look at how life creates opportunities to love in surprising ways.
Being a dog person, I love that all of Jackie’s books have a dog as a pretty central character. She gives all of them so much personality, and weaves them right into the story line. House trained takes so many fun twists and turns, and the dog Marie is the constant in a world of chaos. Alex, the main character in the book, is funny, insecure, and ever so human. In the end, she learns the best lessons from Marie. Dogs are the best teachers after all, aren’t they?
I hate to write too much, as I don’t want to spoil the book. All I can say is, Go Buy The Book. All three of them if you haven’t read the first two. Jackie is a wonderful author, and I am so thrilled to see her getting the recognition she so deserves for her writing.
All of Jackie’s books are available on Amazon, as an ebook, or paperback. House Trained, and Rescue Me, Maybe are at select Walmarts, or at Walmart online.
And Jackie, are you working on the next book yet?