Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Summer Reads: Fetching Sweetness

Harvest House; 224 pages; $12.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour

Though I do like all animals, I am more of a cat lover than a dog lover. Nevertheless, I went ahead and signed up to review Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink through the Litfuse Publicity. Honestly, I wasn't very intrigued by the cover art, but after reading the blurb, I did become interested in reading it.

Fetching Sweetness, book 2 in the Love Unleashed series, centers on Stephanie Pink, a literary agent who has been sent to a small town in California to pick up Agnes Wharton's new manuscript. Agnes had written the bestselling novel "Sea Comes Knocking" over fifteen years ago, and the agency had promised to handle her next book, which is where Stephanie comes into the picture.

What she thought would be a quick trip to get the manuscript, becomes a huge hassle. As soon as she arrives, Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, escapes for the woman's home at the trailer campgrounds, and of course Stephanie has accepted the task of  retrieving the dog.

After spending more time than she wanted to there, Stephanie is still looking forward to reading the manuscript. Unfortunately, there is a little catch - Agnes needs her help in taking Sweetness back home to Eagle Cliff, Washington. Since Agnes has lost her driver license, so they must ask her neighbor, Rhett, to drive them there.

Fetching Sweetness Dana Mentink

Final Thoughts: While there is a dog on the cover art, the story isn't all about the dog, Sweetness, but instead the story focuses on a young literary agent's quest to retrieve a manuscript written by Agnes Wharton. The story is more of a romantic-comedy, and it flows more like a made-for-Hallmark movie than it does an actual book.

At only 224 pages, the author wastes no time introducing the characters and setting up the plot. Both Stephanie and Agnes are well-written, though I thought Rhett was cliched, but likeable.

Overall, Fetching Sweetness is a simple, fast-paced and kindhearted that I enjoyed reading.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author: Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.

For more information about the author, please visit her website at: www.danamentink.com

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