Mutts and Mistletoe by Natalie Cox

Thirty-one-year old Charlie isn’t having the best year. She’s just broken up with her cheating boyfriend, and her upstairs neighbor had an accidental explosion, making her apartment uninhabitable and giving her several injuries from which to recover. Her only option is to go and stay with her cousin Jez, out in the English countryside where she runs a dog resort called the Cozy Canine Cottages.

Charlie is determined to get back to her apartment as soon as possible, but in the meantime she’ll be pitching in around the dog resort, helping to care for several very unique pups and their eccentric owners, to boot. When Jez decides to take an impromptu trip to meet her cyber love interest in the Arctic, Charlie is suddenly left to hold down the fort on her own.

This city girl is about to learn a few lessons about her own happiness, and maybe even involuntarily get involved in a love triangle with a sexy, rich dog owner and the super-cute-but-mostly-surly local veterinarian. Maybe she’ll even learn to appreciate her canine companions…

If you’re looking for a light read, and you love dogs, Mutts and Mistletoe, by Natalie Cox, is a great choice for you.

The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers by Terri-Lynne DeFino

Alfonse Carducci lived a full life…He partied with the best of his generation, and made love with abandon. The author of many a best-selling novel finally settles himself into the Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers to live out his last years…Or perhaps months…In comfort, surrounded by other literary greats.

In the unlikeliest of friendships, he forms a bond with Cecibel, the orderly who tends to the guests of the retirement home who is a devoted fan of his work, and who suffered terrible burns in a tragic accident which make her reclusive and severely self conscious.

Many of the inhabitants of the retirement home haven’t written or worked on anything for many years due to health issues… But all Alfonse needs is a muse, and his creativity begins to flow, catching like wildfire amid his circle of friends. Soon, the disgruntled inhabitants of the Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers are crawling with intrigue and imagination.

The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers is a unique novel in a class of its very own. If you love writers and writing, you will appreciate this heartwarming read.