Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: Sit! Stay! Speak! by Annie England Nolin

Sit! Stay! Speak
by Annie England Nolin

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Addie Andrews is living a life interrupted. Tragedy sent her fleeing from Chicago to the shelter of an unexpected inheritance—her beloved aunt’s somewhat dilapidated home in Eunice, Arkansas, population very tiny. There she reconnects with some of her most cherished childhood memories. If only they didn’t make her feel so much!

People say nothing happens in small towns, but Addie quickly learns better. She’s got an elderly next door neighbor who perplexingly dances outside in his underwear, a house needing more work than she has money, a best friend whose son uncannily predicts the weather, and a local drug dealer holding a massive grudge against her.

Most surprising of all, she’s got a dog. But not any dog, but a bedraggled puppy she discovered abandoned, lost, and in desperate need of love. Kind of like Addie herself. She’d come to Eunice hoping to hide from the world, but soon she discovers that perhaps she’s finding the way back—to living, laughing, and loving once more.

Kritters Thoughts:  Addie Andrews has had a rough year, she lost someone close to her that she loved and her great-aunt passes away and leaves her a home in Arkansas, so she decides to escape Chicago and hide, but hiding in a small town isn't that easy!

Addie was great, I loved big city girl moving to small town and thinking she was going to be there temporarily so she wasn't trying to fit in but was observing it from the outside!  I grew up in small town and now enjoying living right outside of big city, so I liked seeing the reverse.  

I enjoyed this one, it read quick and was a solid story.  As a dog lover, there were some parts that made me cringe and I had to skim a little.  I felt like it ended in a weird spot, I could have had a few more pages to feel a little more complete.  But I did love how all the secrets were revealed and all my questions were answered.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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