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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Old Tom's Holiday by Leigh Hobbs

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place to be when you're in need of an escape and only something bookish will do.

Today, we're going on vacation thanks to one precocious cat and his well intentioned owner. Cat lovers and cats beware...you true natures are about to be revealed to the world, in a hilariously cute way of course! Pack your bags and try to leave the pets at home, here comes today's book of choice...



OLD TOM'S HOLIDAY
by
Leigh Hobbs

This is the story of Old Tom. He's a cat's cat only interested in one thing...the best that life has to offer at all times. In this case, the best includes a trip around the world in the lap of luxury...no wait, that trip was for Angela, his patient and caring owner. Oh yes....how exciting! She's won a trip...for one. Uh oh. Well, she supposes Old Tom will understand, I mean she does everything for him with nary a second thought and rarely a finger...um, toe, lifted. Surely he can manage on his own for a few days, right? Sure... *-*

Old Tom has other ideas to say the least and those thoughts lead to the humorous adventure within these pages. He has no intention of being left behind but try as he might, Angela won't budge. No problem...cats were born for sneaky hijinks and Tom is a cat through and through. Angela embarks on her holiday only to discover some strange similarities to some peculiar characters and locations along the way. Oddly...they very clearly remind her of Tom. But that's silly, he's back at home. Just when the feelings of lonlinesd get to be too much, Angela gets a fuzzy orange ill mannered surprise...and a holiday for one, becomes an escape for two.

Angela and Old Tom are quite the pair and though he stirs up way more trouble than she, they still love each other despite their faults. Sort of like when my pups tear something up they shouldn't or want to play outside LONG after I've told them to come in; it's that unbreakable unconditional bond of love that makes us turn the other cheek time and again. Everyone should have the chance at that bond at some point in their lives no matter your choice of pet...though perhaps I'd leave Old Tom in Angela's capable and patient hands. They provide a world of love and understanding plus help us to grow in ways untold.

So, to Tom I bid a happy holiday, to all you readers out there, I invite you to follow his adventure! It's a great read for all ages that is sure to leave a smile on your face, or at least a knowing look as Old Tom tries to pull the wool over Angela's eyes yet again. Review copy courtesy of Peachtree Publishers. (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as their full catalog, be sure to visit them online (http://peachtree-online.com), check out their blog, or follow along on Twitter (http://twitter.com/PeachtreePub)!

Until next time...happy reading!

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