Here are the eBooks for this week’s Winning Wednesday contest:
Title: Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Romance
Length: 378 pages
For anyone who ever loved All Creatures Great and Small, Annie England Noblin’s newest novel—about a big city vet transplanted to a small Wisconsin town—is pure delight as we meet aging alpacas, stump-tailed cats, goats in tutus, a vagabond border collie named Kevin, and the people who think they own them. And through it all, Goldie McKenzie, DVM, navigating the small town of Blue Dog, Wisconsin.
Welcome to Blue Dog Valley. Home of the Fighting Elk. Population 3,411.
When Goldie McKenzie, DVM, vet to the L.A. pet stars, arrives from Los Angeles to Blue Dog Valley she realizes three things.
1. Never agree to upend your life when you’re hungover
2. Pot-belly pigs are not true farm animals
3. She’s going to need a warmer coat
At first Goldie is nothing more than a fish out of water, with few clients and few friends. But after a less than pleasant encounter with a man whose dog is suffering from a possibly fatal case of bloat, she’s finally earning the trust and goodwill from her fellow Blue Dog Valley citizens. Her clientele grows to include the many farm animals in the town, including a horse named Large Marge, a cape-wearing therapy alpaca, and a yardful of sweater-wearing goats. Add in Kevin, the “worst sheepdog in Blue Dog Valley,” and a Sphinx cat named Airport, and Goldie is having the best time a vet can have. . . aside from the annoying attractive town grump, Cohen, who seems intent on making sure she always feels like an outsider.
With her newfound goodwill, Goldie comes up with an idea to reinvigorate the once flourishing Blue Dog Valley: a Christmas carnival. A petting zoo, pictures with Santa, a baking contest, what more could they want? After only some brief resistance from Cohen and his father, they begin the great plan to reinvigorate Blue Dog Valley.
Will Christmas be enough to salvage this dying town—and be enough to bring Goldie closer to a certain grumpy man?
Title:Pride and Puppies by Lizzie Shane
Pine Hollow Book Four
Genre: Contemporary, Romnace
Length: 368 pages
Struggling to find her modern-day Mr. Darcy, a Jane Austen fan gets more than she bargained for when she swears off men and adopts an adorable puppy.
Dr. Charlotte Rodriguez is single—again—and she blames Jane Austen. She made brooding, aloof men sound oh sodreamy. But after years of failing to find her own Mr. Darcy, Charlotte decides it’s time to swear off dating. She’s going to lavish all her love and affection on someone who actually deserves it: her new puppy, Bingley.
And there’s no one better to give her pet advice than her neighbor and coworker George Leneghan. He’s quiet and patient and, best of all, way too sweet to ever be her type. But as their friendly banter turns flirty, the unimaginable happens—Charlotte starts catching feelings.
Just as Charlotte is trying to untangle what it is she truly wants, George announces he’s contemplating a cross-country move. Suddenly, Charlotte wonders if she’s kept her soulmate in the friend zone so long that she’s entirely missed her chance at a happily ever after. Dear Reader, could it be possible she’s had it wrong all this time?+
Title: The Light Between Us by Rian Durant
Publisher: Rian Durant
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Romance
Length: 267 pages
Chris is living an ordinary life in North River when a decision of his adventurous parents calls him back to his hometown. He hasn’t returned for the past few years to the place where his heart was broken but decides it’s time to face it. Nothing keeps him in the city as he’d just broken up with his boyfriend and his job as a freelance web designer lets him work from wherever he wants.
Soon after his return, he stumbles upon his high-school crush Mike, who is already out of the closet but keeps it all down and takes into consideration everyone’s feelings but his own. The sparks fly again and rekindle their passion. Despite their fun walks with Sunny, the puppy Chris adopts from the local shelter, and their warm evenings, something is awry. Mike grounds Chris every time he flies into dreams of them living together.
When Chris’s gorgeous neighbor Greg and the local priest stand between them, they cause even more chaos and complications that seem unsurmountable.
Will Mike’s secret and Chris’ sensual nature lead them down diverging roads or will they take the second chance destiny granted to make it right this time and find their way home?
Content warnings: cheating, homophobia, attempted abuse in the past, animal character
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