The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick

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Beth Kendrick’s storytelling skills are delightfully tight. I love how she creates a cast of characters of super rich, neurotic, funny, likeable ladies, but at the same time places high value on the friendships amongst the women.
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Synopsis

From Beth Kendrick comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about bad dogs and the women who love them…

 

Lara Madigan has a gift.  She can help you find your soulmate--your canine soul mate, that is.  As a dog trainer with a soft spot for strays, she’s found the perfect home for sulky Shih Tzus, broken-down Border Collies, and diabolical Dalmatians.  But while she’ll always make room for one more rescue mutt, she’s not sure she’s ready to commit to another human being--especially after her long-term boyfriend drops the bomb: He’s not a dog person.

Horrified and temporarily homeless, Lara and her furry pack move in with her mother, a wealthy fashionista who forbids even a single drop of drool. As word gets around the exclusive gated community, Lara is overwhelmed with demands for her services.  A model wants personal training for her overweight “flabrador”;  an aging socialite preps her pedigreed puppy for dog show domination.... If Lara can survive the breakup, the outrageous requests of her high-maintenance clientele, and her dogs' systematic destruction of her mother’s McMansion, she might finally find the rescue dog who rescues her in return--by leading her straight to the guy who could be her perfect match.

 

About Beth Kendrick

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Beth Kendrick lives in Arizona with her family and a pair of unruly rescue dogs. Author websites: bethkendrick.com; facebook.com/BethKendrickBooks; twitter.com/BKendrickBooks
 
Published May 1, 2012 by NAL. 331 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service
All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Mar 26 2012

Kendrick (The Bake-Off) not only shines in portraying the subtleties of female friendships, but also at rendering the unbreakable bond between man (or woman) and dog.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Cheryl Hanson

All of the characters are perfectly formed, including the secondary characters and the dogs. When you put this book down, you will have a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

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Deseret News

Excellent
Reviewed by Sharon Haddock on Jul 12 2012

Her no-nonsense approach is one every pet owner and even parents of teenagers can learn from...It all makes for a funny, pleasant story with a somewhat predictable outcome but a welcome one.

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Chick Lit Central

Good
Reviewed by Cindy Roesel on Apr 30 2012

Beth Kendrick’s storytelling skills are delightfully tight. I love how she creates a cast of characters of super rich, neurotic, funny, likeable ladies, but at the same time places high value on the friendships amongst the women.

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Cannonball Read IV

Below average
Sep 03 2012

I feel that this book has a very specific audience. Dog trainers and/or dog rescuers. I’m not sure if anybody else would appreciate the realities of some of the situations that Lara is placed in.

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Peggy's Pet Place

Good
Reviewed by Peggy on Aug 07 2012

I think you'll enjoy this book and cheer on Lara as she advocates for dogs everywhere!

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On The Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by LadyBookBug on Jun 25 2012

Just for fun read this book! A delightful romp among the canines and their propensity to be drawn to needy humans.

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Doing 100

Good
Apr 30 2012

Full of laughter, intrigue and furry camaraderie, The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service helps you realize that wisdom comes in many forms and that there are worse things than chewed drywall.

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