The Rescue by S L Rosewarne is a most delightful contemporary novel that I adored.
It is a unique tale that is told in the first person from the point of view of the dog. Normally we think we rescue our pets but just sometimes they rescue us.
S L Rosewarne has perfectly captured the essence of Moll with her words – we really do see the world through doggy eyes.
This is a book about grief and love. Both are entwined. There is a love that is wrenched apart by death. We also see the concept of death through Moll’s eyes as she still ‘talks’ to her owner in their special part of the beach.
There is a beautiful bond between Moll and her owners. When one is left behind, Moll sees it as her mission to make her smile again and to fulfill her owners dying wish. Moll interprets this as needing to find another love interest – but where her owner pours her heart out is not always where we expect it to be.
The Rescue is a very beautiful book. I just could not get enough of it. I am very pleased to see that the author is writing a sequel and I cannot wait to read it.
I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
When terrier Moll’s owner dies, she is determined to protect his widow, Suki. As Suki navigates grief, dating and men with baggage of their own, Moll tries to push her beloved owner to moving on with someone Moll has chosen, with a good sense of humour, a generous heart, and a steady supply of biscuits.
But Suki has a frustrating habit of doing things the way she wants, instead of Moll’s way. Until she meets Ted, who Moll adores almost as much as Suki. Ted, though, has demons of his own, so is he really the right choice for Suki?
With Moll getting older, and Suki still struggling, can this devoted up fulfil her promise to look after her owner, before her time runs out?
A quirky tale of second chances, told through the eyes of woman’s best friend.
I live in Cornwall with my rescue dog Lainy (who features at the end of The Rescue) and is going on to have her own story in Lainy’s Tale, which I am writing now. I spend part of the week with my partner and his rescue dog, Twig, where we walk, cycle, swim and grow vegetables. When forced indoors he is addicted to shouting at politicians on the news, the perfect excuse for me to write.
When not writing or training Lainy, I sing with The Suitcase Singers, and also give talks to anyone who will pay to listen to me talking about my work. To my surprise, many have.
I am also a freelance journalist, researcher and author of five Cornish literary themed walking books – Discover Cornwall, Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers, Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier and Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher, all published by Sigma Press and online in our ‘Books’ section of the website.
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