(Yes, take a moment and look at the cover.....isn't she CUTE?! My ARC had a "grown up" picture of her and might I say she doesn't lose an ounce of that beauty over time.) We begin where so many pet stories begin, with a child's heart felt wish to have something to hold and care for smaller and (seemingly for the most part) more helpless than themselves. Check and check again when young Sam, the eldest of Helen Brown's two sons, selects one small and alien-like (their words, not mine) furry being from a recent litter of kittens as his want of all wants for his upcoming 9th birthday. How could she refuse? Grant it they had a dog (a wonderfully cuddly Goldy....named Rata) and were self-proclaimed "dog people", but really....a child's simple wish and BOOM....you go from being the guardian of member of the canine group to a multi-species household. No problem. Parents often move mountains great and small for the desires of their children (Thanks, Mom!). But what if the foundation of that parental stronghold developed a crack so big, so deep it could rival the Grand Canyon?
Recommended reading for cat lovers, but really animal lovers in general....I truly believe there is not a person out there that this book cannot resonate with. This title was scheduled for release yesterday (08/31/10), so be on the lookout for it at your favorite retail store or online portal. Trust me, you won't be sorry. Special thanks to Rose Marie Morse at InkWell Management for the ARC for review. (THANKS!) For more information on their goings on, visit their website. To find out more about the owner behind this touching tale, visit the author's web page.
Tomorrow, day two of the blog tour with a special Q & A from the author as well as your chance to win a copy of this wonderful book for yourself!
Until next time....happy reading!