Monday, December 22, 2014

A Fabulous Must Read for Dog Lovers!

I love a great read, don't you?  I want to tell you about a fabulous book called The Returns, written by the very talented M.K. Clinton.  The story begins with FBI Agent #7, Bentley "Hound Dog" Clanton just as he and his team are about to take down a notorious crime ring.  But something goes wrong.  Terribly wrong. Bentley is shot and killed!  When Bentley reaches the pearly gates of heaven however, he learns that a "mix-up" has occurred.  He wasn't supposed to die just then!  The heavenly Returns Department is then charged with finding him a replacement body so he can return to earth and fulfill his life's destiny.  The body they assign him however, isn't quite what he expected.

Icy and Phoebe are enthralled by the adventures of Bentley, his canine companions, and their guardian angel, Faith!

Bentley's nickname may have been Hound Dog when he was alive, but when he's returned to earth Bentley realizes that he actually IS a hound dog!  Yup! Long floppy ears, short stubby legs, and giant paws.  He is assigned a beautiful guardian angel named Faith to guide him through his new life on earth.

He meets up with 3 other canine "Returns" to whom Faith is also guardian angel.  That's when things really get interesting.  Bentley and the other Returns all have a vital common thread. You see, as humans, each of them ............. but wait, I'm getting ahead of myself here!

What happened next, mama??  Tell Us!!
Suffice to say that together these 4 canines, and their guardian angel, are positively Unstoppable! 

Their adventure takes place in New Orleans, during Mardi Gras no less!  At times I laughed my head off, several times I teared up, and many times my heart was in my mouth worrying what would happen to them next!

M.K. does an amazing job of infusing her characters with both canine and human qualities.  You can't help but fall in love with each one of them.  M.K. is a true talent, bringing these lovable characters and their wildly entertaining adventure to life!

You don't have to be a dog lover to love The Returns, you have to love a great read.  The Returns certainly is a great read!

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20 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this book, Her second one is waiting for me to read after Christmas. Merry Christmas!

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    1. I'm definitely looking forward to reading about their next adventure! Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Flea!

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  2. Such an amazing story, it's a really great read.

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    1. I agree! It has humor, adventure, and some tear jerking moments!

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    1. Yes, it is a great story. M.K. really knows how to spin a yarn!

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  4. Look at that! This explains why Bentley reminds me so much of McGruff!

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    1. Yes & both are awesome crime fighters! Thanks for stopping by today Gilligan!

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  5. I think the idea of The Returns is so cool!

    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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    1. I love the concept as well. Such a fun book! Thanks for visiting us today, Susan!

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  6. Hi Y'all!

    Sounds like some real mischief and fun!

    Merry Christmas!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. It certainly is! Thanks for stopping by Hawkeye!

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  7. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. ☺ I am so happy that we had some laughs together. There are a few places where I cry when reading it too. Haha. I really appreciate your support. ♥

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    1. My pleasure, M.K., I really love the book and how you developed the canine characters, so realistic! Tell your Bentley I love Ho Ho's too!

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  8. Aw wow! What a great post!!!!
    I also read MK's books and I just LOVED them!!!! Can't wait till her 3rd book!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I could do her talent & her book justice in my review! Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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  9. I love this plot. It sounds like a very entertaining read. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. I love the plot too! It was so much fun & pretty exciting too! It's not easy to mesh human traits & plot w/ canine characteristics by M.K. does a great job of it. Thanks for visiting the blog!

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  10. I loved MK's books! I couldn't put them down once I started reading them! Have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. I've only read The Returns so far, but would love to read the sequel too. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you Lisa!

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