Puppy Christmas (Service Puppies #2)

Lucy Gilmore. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-4926-7168-8
Gilmore’s enchanting, laugh-out-loud second Service Puppies contemporary (after Puppy Love) is grounded by serious themes. Lila Vasquez runs a service dog academy with her sisters, who convince her to wear a fluffy pink dress to an elegant gala. She’s ready to disown them, but then sobbing six-year-old Emily decides Lila is a real-life princess—and Lila realizes that the girl’s father, Ford, would make an ideal Prince Charming. Ford, a lighthearted illustrator, has one priority: helping his beloved daughter cope with going deaf. When a charity connects them with Lila’s business, Lila pairs Emily with a darling cockapoo puppy and falls in love with Ford. Readers will be completely satisfied by the sensitive yet unsentimental way in which Gilmore portrays a young girl’s disability, a divorced father’s fretfulness about relationships and his own worth, and a beautiful woman’s insecurity. Gilmore’s generous novel is as appealing as a puppy. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 07/22/2019
Release date: 09/24/2019
Genre: Romance/Erotica
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