Friday, August 5, 2016

Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink

Mentink has given us another cute story involving dogs and an interrupted career advancing appointment.

Stephanie Pink, literary agent assistant, is ready for the author meeting that will change her life. The elusive author of a bestselling memoir is finally ready to sign for a sequel. Making this deal will make Stephanie indispensable to her boss. There's only one problem. The reclusive author has lost her dog, Sweetness. Stephanie is given the task of finding the dog and returning him. What could possibly go wrong?

Chasing after the dog, Stephanie meets Rhett Hastings, CEO of a huge movie theater company. He agrees to help her. He's trying to figure out his own life, having hurt people he loved dearly. He'd had a spiritual encounter and was still trying to figure out what God wanted him to do with his life.

This is a fun novel. Stephanie is a bit of a scatter brain and gets into all kinds of crazy situations. The result is a good dose of humor. But there are serious times in the novel too. Rhett needs to come to grips with the hurt he has caused. He also has to learn that he cannot control those he loves. He can't be the CEO of their lives like he was for his business. Letting God do His work is sometimes a hard lesson to learn.

There are some other issues in the novel too. One is understanding your dreams and letting go of them when you need to. Another is allowing God to move you in a direction you had not anticipated. These thought provoking issues are wrapped up in humor and fun adventures so, though the issues are deep, they are not overwhelming in this fun novel.

I recommend this novel to those who enjoy a good dog story with crazy adventures and a romance thrown in.

I'm participating in a blog tour of this book and you can read other reviews here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Dana Mentick lives in California, is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense, the winner of a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Besides writing, she teaches third and fourth grade and loves to be with her husband and their two daughters.

Harvest House Publishers, 224 pages. You can purchase a copy here.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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