Lorelei’s Lit Lair Recommends… Bark! The Herald Angels Sing by Roxanne St. Claire~Plus Giveaway!

BARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING by Roxanne St. Claire is… “an emotional and moving story filled with lots of feelings, wonderful dialogue, and endearing characters that should not be missed.” * Full review and giveaways below.  Ends 12/05/18

Bark! The Herald Angel’s Sing!

by Roxanne St. Claire

BARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING – The Dogfather Book 8

With Christmas and a holiday wedding fast approaching, there’s happy chaos in the air at Waterford Farm. However, not everyone in the Kilcannon clan is caught up in the magic of the moment. Matriarch, octogenarian, and beloved blogger Gramma Finnie hears the clock of her long life ticking far too fast, while her great-granddaughter, teenager Pru, feels squeezed out of planning her mother’s nuptials.

But when this unlikely duo is tasked with the project of producing the “Somethings” for the wedding – and only have Christmas Eve to get the job done –  Gramma Finnie and Pru have a purpose and a plan. They set off to find the perfect old, new, borrowed, and blue treasures, but it doesn’t take long for things to spin out of control faster than Gramma’s Toyota in a snowstorm. Detoured by a stray border collie, thwarted by nature and an elf parade, and trapped by a rifle-toting mountain man, it will take more than the power of the Kilcannon clan to save these two from a Christmas catastrophe. It will take the luck of the Irish, a love story from long ago, and a whole lot of help from the angels to make this holiday merry and bright.

Eileen’s Thoughts

How could one not love following Pru and Grandma Finnie on an unusual adventure in Bark! The Herald Angels Sing by Roxanne St. Claire, book 8 in her Dogfather series. Poor Grandma Finnie is having writer’s block regarding her blog posts, feeling her age, and not quite feeling the Christmas spirit. Then there’s super organizer Pru who is feeling left out of all the planning for her mom’s wedding to her father, Trace. When Molly accidentally overhears these two talking, she assigns them to find all of the “somethings” for her. Off these two go on an adventure to get the perfect pin repaired; knowing that Grandma Finnie is not supposed to be driving and Pru too young to drive. Not to be deterred, Pru and Grandma Finnie find a lost, pregnant dog on the side of the road, encounter a town in the midst of celebrating Christmas, learns who owns the dog, and tries to return the dog before a sudden snowstorm keeps them from completing their mission. Nothing seems to go right for these two adventurous ladies. These two loving angels do everything in their power to save Christmas, the pregnant dog, its owner and be rescued by the Kilcannon family.

I loved the stories Grandma Finnie told about her life in Ireland, her sister, and meeting of her husband. I was amazed by how hard these worked together taking care of Queenie, the pregnant dog, as she delivered her puppies. They also did a surprising job handling Queenie’s owner, an agoraphobic veteran suffering from PTSD.

Ms. St. Claire wrote an emotional and moving story filled with lots of feelings, wonderful dialogue, and endearing characters that should not be missed. I highly recommend Bark! The Herald Angels Sing to other readers.

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The Dogfather Series

The Dogfather is a contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families…and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author’s home state of Florida!

Daniel Kilcannon is known as  “The Dogfather” for a reason.  It’s not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Just ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they’ll tell you that their father’s nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie.  This old dog has a few new tricks…and he’ll use them to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!

(Click on the book covers and titles below) Each Title is a Stand Alone!

Sit…Stay…Beg – Book 1
New Leash on Life – Book 2
Leader of the Pack – Book 3
Santa Paws is Coming to Town – Book 4
Bad to the Bone – Book 5
Ruff Around the Edges – Book 6
Double Dog Dare – Book 7
Bark! The Herald Angels Sing – Book 8
Old Dog New Tricks – Book 9

 About Roxanne St. Claire

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty romance and suspense novels.  She has written several popular series, including The Dogfather, Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

In addition to being an ten-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne has won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense four times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.

A mother of two but recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband.  She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, especially all at the same time.

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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.
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