Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Book Review ~ Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink


Title:  Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink
Series:  Love Unleashed Book #2
Pages:  224
Date Published:  August 1, 2016
Publisher:  Harvest House

Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream
Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable Trouble

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog...thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it's a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.

My Thoughts:
I read the first book of the "Love Unleashed Series", "Sit, Stay, Love" back in April 2016 and really enjoyed it so when I saw "Fetching Sweetness" on www.cbd.com for just $0.99 I snatched it up.  Well, I put it in my cart and then anxiously awaited its delivery :)
I loved that the Leading Lady was a book nerd!  Stephanie loved all things literary and couldn't stand to be without a book.  She learned so much about herself on the adventure and came to realize that maybe she was chasing someone else's dream and not her own.
Rhett evolved into the quintessential Hero.  He started out quite harsh but along the way became a big old softy.
I can't forget Sweetness as he was as important to the story as Stephanie or Rhett.  In fact, there would have been no story without him.  He was a spatula-loving, big, old lump of love. 
Within the story was the main idea of learning to listen to God and letting Him direct your path and more importantly your plans.
I must mention that I was very surprised and excited that a blessing my Mom taught me when I was little was featured in the book and that it was Rhett that said:
"Thank You for the world so sweet.
Thank You for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank You, God, for everything."
"Fetching Sweetness" was possibly the sweetest book I've ever read!  I adored this novel.
Onto the next book!


1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good. I'm going to put it on my list and check for it at my Library the next time I go. Thanks for sharing.


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