Image of Christmas Dog, The

THE CHRISTMAS DOG

Image of Christmas Dog, The
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This heartfelt story is the perfect thing
to put you in the holiday spirit. The
reader is left to ponder Jack's mysterious past a bit too long, which makes
it hard to buy Betty's treatment of him. But the healing power of animals
combines nicely with the true spirit of Christmas. God really does work through unexpected people and events.

The holiday spirit is the last thing that Betty Kowalski is feeling. Between Jack Jones, her irritating new neighbor, and a mutt that continues to show up on her doorstep, she has no desire to bake or decorate. Certain that Jack is the neglectful owner of the dog, she considers contacting the ASPCA -- until her granddaughter arrives and falls in love with the dog. Can a mutt build a bridge between Betty and Jack -- or a taller fence? (REVELL, Sep., 176 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie L. McKee