SIT, STAY, LOVE
"I've asked everyone from the shortstop to the hot dog vendors, and no one wants a thirteen-year-old mutt."
Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting service.
Gina isn't thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can't abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.
As Gina travels through Cal's world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. This pro athlete, along with an out-of-work teacher and an overweight geriatric dog, is about to get a lesson on love...Tippy style.
Quirky and fun with lots of sweet and savoury bits. Anyone who has been owned by an eccentric dog will adore Tippy! And empathize with Gina! And eventually Cal -- though he was a bit of a hard sell at the beginning. :-) And because I love dogs so much I actually cried in two places so be forewarned if you have a tender canine loving heart like mine! Mentink knows how to turn on the emotional angst.
Cal is a bit of a lost soul in the beginning. It isn't so much that he's egotistical, but he is cynical about his fame and what people want from him. As a result he's lost his bearings, confusing self-worth with worldly labels instead of in God's glory. The enticing thing about Gina is that she sees Cal for who he really is. She couldn't care less for all the trappings that comes with being a star pitcher. When Cal starts to see himself through her lens, he begins to sort out who he really is and what he wants his future to look like.
Be prepared for a few curve balls as the story progesses -- especially since stubborn Cal has a penchant for playing hardball. Through all the mayhem and mirth, Mentink manages to hit a home run with Sit, Stay, Love. (sorry, couldn't resist using some baseball idioms!)
My thanks to Harvest House and Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me with a copy of this book.
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Sit, Stay, Love please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 17 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!
In addition to my giveaway, the author is also hosting a giveaway. To enter Dana Mentink's giveaway please click on the link below:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on April 25th. The winner will be announced April 26th on Dana's blog.