Published by: Kensington Books
Imprint: Kensington Books
- ISBN: 9781496700445
- On Sale: 02/01/2016
- FICTION / Contemporary Women
A friendly rescue dog saves a couple from heartbreak as they navigate troubling times in this novel by the bestselling author of An Unexpected Grace.
Earnest. It’s the perfect name for a sweet, eager-to-please yellow Labrador retriever. Anna and her boyfriend Jeff fall for him the minute they see those guileless eyes gazing up from behind his gate at Seattle’s Best Friends Shelter. In no time at all, they’re a pack of three, with Earnest happily romping in their condo on Gamble Island.
During the day, Earnest keeps Anna company in her flower shop, located in a historic gingerbread Victorian on the island’s main street. Anna hopes to buy and restore the house, once owned by her beloved grandmother. But when that dream is threatened by Jeff’s actions, Anna’s trust is shattered. For so long, the house has encompassed all her ideals of security, home, and family. Yet Earnest’s devotion to his two people, and theirs to him, make it impossible for them to walk away from each other. And when a crisis hits, it’s Earnest—honest, stubborn, and uncannily wise—who will help Anna reconcile her past and embrace what the future can bring . . .
Praise for Earnest
“Be prepared to fall in love with Earnest, a yellow Labrador retriever adopted from a shelter who teaches his humans a thing or two about resilience, loyalty, and forgiveness. Von Kreisler goes beyond depicting Earnest as a catalyst and instead deftly portrays him as an actual character with a point of view and feelings. A truly charming story sure to please dog lovers everywhere.” —Amy Hill Hearth, New York Times–bestsellingauthor of Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County and Having Our Say
“If you’ve ever wondered whether animals were smarter than humans, Kristin Von Kreisler’s Earne
Praise for An Unexpected Grace
"Vivid, true-to-life.a heartwarming story on the healing power of dogs."
"Enchanting.I was captivated from page one."
--Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
"A story that will warm the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog."
-- Amy Hill Hearth
"You have to root for them as the damaged heroines, woman and dog, find the healing power of trust and love in each other."
"Von Kreisler takes us deeper into the powerful connections between humans and animals."