The Wagging Tails Dogs Home by Sarah Hope


The Wagging Tails Dogs Home by Sarah Hope is a positively delightful contemporary novel that will warm your heart.

If you love dogs – this is definitely the book for you. I am a crazy cat lady but I absolutely adored this book.

There are so many dogs in need of new homes that the shelters are overflowing. No one ever wants to turn a dog away. Looking after the dogs costs money. The reader follows the staff at the dogs home as they prepare for their annual fund raising event. There are hiccups along the way but the dedicated staff are determined not to let the dogs down.

We witness lives that have also been let down by others. Being hurt has made souls cautious but there are good people out there.

All the characters were well drawn, realistic and likable. It felt more like meeting new friends as I dropped in on their lives. There was a wonderful camaraderie as the staff at the dogs home had huge, generous hearts.

Not every rescue is easy. Dogs can have problems, just like people. My heart went out to a number of dogs in the book.

Sarah Hope has perfectly captured the scenes with her words. I ‘walked’ through the novel as I ‘shared’ the lives of the people and the dogs.

The action is set in Cornwall. I particularly loved the trip to Looe Island as I have holidayed in Looe since 1986 and my brother lives there, so the location and the history of the island were familiar to me.

The Wagging Tails Dogs Home was an absolutely charming read. I do hope there is a sequel please Sarah Hope.

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.


The Wagging Tails Dogs Home

Life could not be busier for Ginny and the team at Wagging Tails.

The annual dog show is looming, a crucial event when it comes to fundraising and ensuring the volunteers can continue the brilliant work they do.

But their trusted newspaper reporter, who always includes them in his weekly column, is retiring, only to be replaced with a city-slicker named Darryl. And Darryl, as Ginny soon learns, has no interest in articles he deems ‘below him’.

Not one to take no as an answer, Ginny becomes determined to get him to meet the dogs themselves. One look at their cute faces and they’ll worm their way into his heart.

But what Ginny doesn’t anticipate is that Darryl might be more open-hearted than he seems. And inviting him to the dogs’ home might be the best decision she ever made – even if she doesn’t realise it at first!

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Sarah Hope has been dreaming up stories ever since she was a child. She remembers many a family stroll along the beach when she’d daydream about her next adventure story, and dreamt of one day becoming an author. Sarah writes romance novels with a Happy Ever After endings, and her latest series, Wagging Tails Dogs Home is due to be published by Boldwood in 2023. Sarah lives in Central England with her two children, her dog, Lacey and a bunny named Ruby.

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