Sunday, November 19, 2017

Book Review: 'The Thing Is' by Kathleen Gerard

This book is such fun to read. It’s written in the first person with two points of view: Meredith, who is still grieving for her deceased boyfriend and Prozac (yes you read that right) a dog who needs a temporary home.
Prozac is no ordinary dog, he’s a Spirit Guide Dog presently acting as a Certified Therapy Dog for Helen, an elderly British lady. Meredith reluctantly agrees to take care of Prozac while his owner is in hospital, but she is not prepared for the hijinks of Prozac and the elderly residents of Evergreen Gardens, one of the locations where he works as a therapy dog.
Despite the depression of Meredith, the story is very light hearted and moves quickly from disaster to disaster and the resolution of these hiccups in life. Along the way Meredith finds a way out of the doldrums, Prozac would make anyone smile – or lose their temper. She also finds her life is not completely destroyed and she can begin to live and love again.
This is cleverly written with delightful characters, each of them unique in their own way. The older ladies and men are exactly as one would expect – full of fun and devilment.
A truly enjoyable book which dragged me in and wouldn’t let me stop reading until I got to the unexpected conclusion.

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