This is one of my favorite times of the year. Love is in air and couples are planning sweet ways to show how much they appreciation each other. I decided to lend a hand with this special gift guide of 7 romantic books for your dog loving Valentine. Your sweeheart will love these.
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All Creatures Great & Small by James Herriot
This New York Times bestseller is a classic that should be on every dog lovers list of books. My copy was given to me by a dear friend named Mavis who cherished dogs and books equally. All Creatures Great & Small is a memoir of Herriot’s early days as a veterinarian in the countryside of England. It is a heartwarming, funny and romantic adventure. Click to read more.
An Unexpected Grace by Kristin Von Kreisler
This uplifting novel begins after a terrible workplace shooting where Lila Elliot works. Lila retreats to the home of a friend to recuperate and while she is there she is recruited to care for a formerly abused Golden retriever named Grace. Lila is deathly afraid of dogs, but she takes on the challenge. The duo heals together through warmth, humor and compassion. Click to read more.
The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
A New York Times bestselling novel that is funny, uplifting and heartwarming. The book tells the story of a dog named Enzo who educated himself by watching television and learned about life through his race car diving owner. On the eve of his death, Enzo reviews his life and what he learned about human nature. Click to read more.
Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard
This is a true story about Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, who bumps into a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert. The dog follows Leonard for the next 77 miles, changing both of their lives forever. Click to read more.
Wylie, The Brave Street Dog Who Never Gave Up by Pen Farthing
An award-winning book about a tenacious street dog named Wylie who goes from a hard life in Kandahar, Afghanistan to being named top dog in a competition. Click to read more.
Merle’s Door by Ted Kerasote
While on a camping trip, Kerasote meets a Labrador mix living on his own. He names the dog Merle and brings him home. While the two companions become attached to each other, Merle teaches his human friend that some dogs need their freedom. Click to read more.
The Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson
This award-winning novel follows Justine Meade and Mack, her beloved Sheltie. When Justine is called away to tend to a family loss, another couple suffering from their own grief find Mack and take him in. The novel weighs Mack’s ability to heal people and which family needs him the most. Click to read more.
Do you have favorite romantic books for your dog loving Valentine? Please let me know in the comment section below. I’ll try to add them to the gift guide next year.