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A dog is the catalyst for moving on in life
on March 27, 2014
Savannah (aka, Van) is the maid of honor at her friend Janie's wedding. They have known each other since they were children, as Van's mother was the housekeeper for Janie's family. Unfortunately for Van, Janie's groom, Peter, is the man she has been in love with since they first started college. Van feels quite put upon when she is asked to set up the honeymoon suite, and then is shocked when Peter shows up at her condo, making her wonder what his real feelings are. In a sad and somewhat drunken state, she orders a German Shepard puppy on the internet from Slovakia. When the puppy arrives, she is shocked when instead of a little puppy, he is a large trained dog. It takes some adjustment, but she makes life work and begins making some changes in her life. Several conflicts make her realize that is not just those around her that may have issues, but she herself needs to grow up and take some responsibility for the way her life is as well.
While it was a cute story, unfortunately, the dog was more of a plot element to move the story forward (meeting a veterinarian who becomes a romantic interest, conflict with her housing situation) rather than being a main part of the story. Don't be misled by the cover, as this is more of a human relationship story than a woman and her dog story.