A book about a dog!! Yes, of course I had to request this on NetGalley. Luckily, I got accepted to read and review this book and in this blog post you can read what I thought of this book!
What is The Dog Share about?
Suzy Medley is having a bad day…
… when a shabby terrier turns up at her door. Just like Suzy, Scout has been abandoned, although only Suzy has been left with a financial mess and a business in tatters thanks to her ex.
Suzy takes Scout in and her chaotic world changes in unexpected ways: strangers have never been more welcoming and her teenage kids can’t wait to come home to visit.
Then a chance encounter on a windy Hebridean beach makes things more complicated, because Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a friend.
Scout has plenty of love to go round… but does Suzy?
What did I think of The Dog Share?
When I saw the title and the cover of this book, I was immediately pretty sure that I really wanted to read this. A book about a dog? Yes!
The Dog Share is a cute book with a beautiful storyline in it. It focuses on family, friendship, tradition and it does so in a heartwarming way. I love how Scout (the dog) is so loved by everyone he’s surrounded with and I love how Suzy puts her all into trying to save the Sgadansay distillery, the business her husband and herself took over, but her husband quickly left when everything went to ruins. Scout puts a feel good element into the story and always is the cheerful, connecting link between the characters. He sounds like such a lovely dog.
I loved how Sgadansay was being described and how I could form my own image of the island in my head. The descriptions really made the place come alive, which added to the story. I already dream of a trip to a place like Sgadansay.
However, I had some problems with the pacing of the story. I had a feeling the story only started to progress after reading about 55%, which seems a little late for me. The whole 55% I thought: when is the actual dog share about to happen? when will something significant happen? However, after that 55%, the story starts to progress more and more, and then I flew through it.
Overall, this is a cute and light story if you want to dream away about a beautiful island and a lovely bond between a dog and several human beings.
Thank you NetGalley and Avon Books for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.