Review for Josey’s Christmas Cookie by Sharon Kleve
In the blink of an eye, Josey lost the most important people in her life, her parents.
Can a hound dog named Cookie, a pair of mourning doves, and a passionate vet bring the holiday spirit back to Josey's life in time for Christmas?
Sharon Kleve’s Josey’s Christmas Cookie was such a fabulous Christmas romance. Josey’s sister, Karen, thinks Josey needs a pet now that she’s living in her parents’ large home in Seattle by herself. Josey’s not so convinced about the idea, taking on the responsibility of a pet, or which kind of pet to pick. It’s all very confusing for her, especially after losing her parents in a traffic accident the Christmas before. With the help of a couple of mourning doves and the local vet, will Josey find her pet and maybe more? I really enjoyed the pet Josey picks and his part in the story.
5 out of 5 stars
As I stared at the pathetic dog in his diaper, I realized no one wanted the dog; they were just gawking at him. The sign said his name was Cookie, part Basset Hound and part Redbone Coonhound. I didn’t know anything about either breed. I did know he was very large and he was slobbering everywhere and he should have a diaper around his neck. I turned to continue my search and a felt a tug on my pant leg. I looked down and Cookie had ahold of my jeans. When our eyes met, Cookie's twinkled, just like Clint's. Uh-oh, Cookie found me.
A glob of drool hit the top of my shoe. He let go of my pant leg and licked the goo off my shoe. I wanted to say, "gross," but instead I said, "thank you." I was hooked. His fur was a reddish brown and soft as silk. Not caring about drool or dog hair, I sat down on the floor next to Cookie, wrapped my arms around his neck and finally felt at peace.
Another glob of drool hit the floor next to my butt. He looked sad; like that was a deal breaker and I'd leave him behind. I looked Cookie in his sad eyes and laughed. He pulled back his goofy lips and smiled back.
That's when I heard Clint's voice, "Well Josey, it looks like you found your soul mate."
He laughed, but not at my expense.
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.
Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. Sharon gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve--with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is pick-up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors inspired her.
When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.