I have gotten behind in my book reading like everything else it seems but I did finish one on the weekend. "The Dog That Talked To God" by Jim Kraus. This is a totally different type of book than I am used to reading as I am a Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Stephen King kinda girl. But it's nice to try a new author every now and again. I did enjoy the premise of this book.
The story was very well written and I found Jim Kraus to have a unique "easy" writing style. The story is about a woman, Mary Fassler who loses everything when she loses her family. Leaving her hurt and angry, she abandons her faith and methodically goes through the motions of each day in a fog. One day she finally decides to get herself a puppy. A cute Schnauzer named Rufus. Unbeknownst to Mary, Rufus talks to God.
I know what some of you are thinking, depressing and religious. Honestly, it's not too overpowering in either of these departments.
You follow Mary from her journey of feeling the world and her faith has let her down to moving away and coming into her own again with the help of her furbaby, Rufus. Rufus will make you laugh and you can relate to lots of things from the dogs point of view as well as Mary's. Mary is Rufus' one true love. If you think this book is all about God, it's not, but it does delve into the asking God the "why me" question, which I think we have all asked at one time or another in our lives, religious or not.
The Dog That Talked to God was an entertaining good read with an uplifting ending. I really did enjoy reading it. I was given one extra copy of this book to give away. It doesn't matter if you're religious or not, own a dog or don't. This book is a nice read. It would be a great read for anyone this summer who likes sitting on your porch or on the beach with a good book.
So if you'd like to win a copy to read, just let me know when you comment and also how to contact you if you win. I will leave this open until noon on June the 20th when I'll have Freddie Spaghetti draw the lucky winner to announce on Thursday June the 21st. What a great way to kick off summer! And guess what, it's open to everyone, which means I will send it anywhere!! Yay!
"I want to meet Rufus!!"
"Freddie, you can't. He's a character in a book. But you can draw the lucky name next week so someone else can meet him through the story!"
"Uh, really? Well, okay then."
So, comment away!
I was not compensated in any way for this review. I was given two free copies of The Dog That Talked To God, one to read and one to give a way for my honest review. All opinions are my own.