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Bark! The Herald Angels Sing: The Dogfather Book 8 Paperback – November 3, 2018
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- Publisher : South Street Publishing (November 3, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0999362186
- ISBN-13 : 978-0999362181
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.62 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I adored this story. St. Claire has brought these characters to life throughout the course of this series but, for the most part, they've been secondary characters, not the main focus. In this novella, Gramma Finnie and Pru finally step into the spotlight, giving readers the opportunity to learn more about them and the special bond they share. Especially enjoyable is the window St. Claire opens into the past as Gramma Finnie shares with Pru - and us - the untold story of how she met her beloved late husband, Seamus. Moving flawlessly between 1940s Ireland and their present-day adventure, Gramma Finnie's story is poignant, heart-wrenching, and hopeful. St. Claire has a way of pulling me into a story so that rather than reading about the events within I feel as though I'm actually experiencing them along with the characters. I could easily identify with both Pru, a girl on the cusp of young womanhood, as well as Gramma Finnie, a woman in the sunset of her life, wondering if all of her adventures are behind her and after "meeting" young Finnie and learning about that part of her life, I have even more affection and admiration for this woman who is the very heart of the Kilcannon family.
Whether you've read the earlier books in this series or not, this is a short, heartwarming story that celebrates family, the joy of the season, the unconditional love to be found in a four-legged companion, and the absolute necessity of kindness. Pru and Gramma Finnie's adventure made me laugh, cry, and fall in love with the Kilcannon family all over again.
Molly is a vet in a family of folks who rescue dogs. “Bark the Herald Angels Sing” is the story about the crazy days prior to her wedding, flashbacks to her grandmother, Finola, and escapades with her daughter, Pru, and Gramma Finnie.
Pru and Gramma Finnie set out to find something “borrowed and blue” to give Molly for the wedding and run into a very pregnant, very mangy mutt. They are love struck immediately and take the pitiful creature into their care. Before too long, “Blue” is ready to give birth to her pups only her owner, an unkept, grouchy mountain man arrives, barrels down the door, scoops up Blue and takes her back to his place, pups and all! Only one giant problem - she’s not done giving birth.
There’s more to that portion of the story and there’s a dual timeline story happening about teenage Finnie and her deceased sister. It’s done well and gives good insight to Gramma’s character. With this being book 8 ( and 8.5), of a series, you might know them quite well but even if this is your first encounter, this novella and short story are thoroughly enjoyable.
Great characters, family warmth with humor and charm that will appeal to many. A good choice for family book clubs or reading together just because 📚
📚Christmas HEA 2020 #25🎄
No blurb for this story can truly capture just how amazing this story is. As always, Ms. St. Claire’s writing is perfection, alternating smoothly between the characters’ different points of view and locations. But is the back and forth between present day North Carolina and WWII Ireland that makes this book a standout. Finola Kilcannon is not just an important character in every Dogfather book, she is its soul. Here, we the reader get to meet the young Finola Brennan and view her teen years back on “the old sod” from her point of view. Her story enraptured not just Pru, not just a stranger but this reader as well - I read Bark! in one sitting, unable to to close the book until that final pawprint signaled the end. Oh the “feels!” This book is a glittering star on top of the Kilcannon “Dogfather” series tree!
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To be fair, the writing was decent and there was a little hook of mystery going on.A couple of times I actually wondered if it was written in the present day, but they had smart phones etc, so I guess it was, but I think perhaps that was the problem. It had an air of historical about it, which I dislike as a genre, but that's a purely personal thing & nothing against this book.
It's lovely to find out how happy molly trace and the family are doing but Gramma comes to the for with the stunning help from Prudance, of course a cute Dog 🐶, there could not be a heartwarming Christmas tail without.....
So pick up your mug or glass, your booking whatever format and get comfortable settle down to join the Kilcannon for The the lead up to another Family Doggie Christmas........