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4.0 out of 5 starsWho Rescued Who
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 13, 2015
My introduction to Jackie Bouchard was What the Dog Ate, a novel that was funny and enjoyable. Now with Rescue Me, Maybe, I know that she is an accomplished author with a love for dogs and a sense of humor. I may be a bit prejudiced in my review for this book due to living in Prescott, Arizona where the Chicks B and B is located.
Jane has just lost her husband to cancer and is dealt a second blow when her 15 year old beagle dies soon after. Jane is anxious to return to San Diego where she could reconnect with her friends and where she could hike and swim in the ocean whenever she wanted. Jane and her husband Ryan's move to Pennsylvania was suppose to be temporary. Ryan promised her they would return to San Diego when the business he and his father started was successful enough to sell for a profit. Ryan died instead.
Jane quits her job and thanks to her interfering mother, is on her way to Prescott, Arizona to help her aunt and uncle with their bed and breakfast. This was only to be temporary. Her aunt needs an operation that she must travel to the east coast to have. Jane's mom convinced her this would be a good solution for them all. The aunt and uncle can leave without having to close the B and B and Jane is close enough to San Diego to drive there for any Interviews that result from her sending out resumes.
Jane had to make an unscheduled stop at a rest area thanks to the sodas she was drinking to help her stay awake. Being alone she was spooked to get out in such a desolate place but she really didn't have a choice. As she was walking back to her car she heard a noise behind her and ran to her car and locked the doors. When she looked to see what made the noise that scared her, she saw a skinny dog who had obviously been there for awhile. She couldn't just leave the poor dog there so she decided the dog could ride with her as far as Prescott; surely there was a shelter where she could turn the dog in so it could find a new home.
I liked the characters in the book. They are well developed and believable. The town of Prescott was well represented. It is a great place with a lot of well preserved history. Being a longtime resident, it was fun to see what was accurately depicted. If you're looking for a good story with dogs and humor this is the book for you.