Pup Lit: 6 Great New Dog-centric Reads

There’s nothing like a triumphant dog story to touch your heart and bolster your faith in canine kind. In honor of Valentine’s Day, consider curling up with one of these six new love-themed books that revolve around pups.

Category: Puppy Love

Beth Kendrick’s The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service tells the tale of Lara Madigan, a professional “dog matchmaker,” who dumps her pooch-hating boyfriend, moves in with her mother, builds her training business and (perhaps?) meets the man of her dreams. Order now: The novel hits shelves in May.

Category: Feel-Good Fido Read

Divorcee Miss Pink helps a pack of down-on-their-luck women and other recession-era New Yorkers while finding homes for shelter dogs in Sarah Cavallaro’s novel Dogs Have Angels Too.

Category: Dogmance

We already know that dogs can offer comfort to people, but in Lucy Dillon’s new novel, Walking Back to Happiness, they’re also accidental man bait. When grieving pet sitter Juliet starts taking care of a lonely spaniel, she gets to know the pup’s attractive owner — and learns how to move forward in life.

Category: Dogtective

When a model is murdered before a dog-accessorized fashion show, detective Ellie and her dog, Rudy, must solve the crime in Judi McCoy's Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker Mystery, which is part Agatha Christie and part Sex and the City.

Category: Family Waga

Best-selling author Susan Wilson brings us The Dog Who Danced, a story about a loner named Jeanine who's summoned home after 20 years away. She brings along her Sheltie, Mack, who helps to mend fences between Jeanine and her family.

Category: True Tails

Julie Klam’s Love at First Bark isn’t fiction, but the author weaves her own dog-related experiences into her new book with disarming humor and honesty. The overarching theme: By rescuing pooches, Klam and her husband save their relationship too.


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