Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cats & Daughters
They Don't Always Come When Called

Helen Brown

Some say your previous cat chooses your new feline. If so, what in cat heaven’s name was our beloved Cleo thinking when she sent us a crazy cat like Jonah?

Helen Brown swore she’d never get another cat after her precious Cleo died. But that was before a cute Siamese with an intense blue gaze wrapped her around his paw. Demonstrating the grace of a trapeze artist—and a talent for smashing anything breakable—Jonah seduced the household with his daredevil antics and heart-melting purr.

With her son getting married, her daughter setting off on a potentially dangerous personal quest, and a recent brush with her own mortality, Helen faced a whirlwind of joys and challenges. Yet Jonah proved just the thing to ease the busy household’s growing pains. (Cover image and synopsis from Netgalley).

My Thoughts

What a lovely surprise!

I will admit that as a cat owner, I am drawn to books that have “cats” in the title. I was also attracted to the book cover. For whatever reason, I thought this would be mostly about funny cat stories. Oh - it was so much more than that!

The author really does have a delightful writing style. During the period in her life she is writing about, she has several different personal challenges going on at the same time. She presents her story with eloquence and charm - and yes - a few funny cat stories mixed in.

My thanks to Kensington Publishing and Netgalley for allwoing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: March 26, 2013.

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