Monday, March 30, 2020

Review: Lawyer for the Cat by Lee Robinson

Lawyer for the Cat
by Lee Robinson

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 240
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Sally Baynard is one of the best lawyers around. In the years since her divorce from Family Court Judge Joe Baynard, she dedicated herself to representing the worst and craziest Charleston, S.C. had to offer. But none of the murderers, burglars, or angry divorcing clients compared to Sherman, the dog her ex-husband appointed her to represent. Although the miniature Schnauzer found his way into her heart (and brought his handsome vet Tony along too), his case was a thorny one. With that business out of the way, Sally is happy to move back to non-canine clients... until a probate judge asks her about a cat.

Agreeing to represent Beatrice, a black cat who's the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar trust and a plantation, Sally must put her wit, charm, and brains to the test, choosing among three colorful potential caregivers while dodging the former owner's angry son. Meanwhile, Sally must juggle the demands of the court with those of her aging mother and make a decision about Tony, who wants to get more serious. Lawyer for the Cat is Southern women's fiction at its most delightful, featuring strong, smart characters, a charming setting, and plenty of adorable critters.

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series and although the law case is full resolved in this book and the one previously, I would recommend starting at Lawyer for the Dog as there are a lot of character development moments that you would miss if you jumped straight to this one.  

As in the first book, it centers around Sally Baynard who is a lawyer with her own practice in Charleston, SC.  Her ex husband is a judge and she likes spending her time helping the people in her community solve the problems that matter to them most.  In this book, there is a cat that is worth quite a bit as her owner has recently died and left her estate to the cat to ensure the cat is able to maintain the "emotional environment" that she is used to!  

I read this book at quite an interesting time in my personal life as my parents were dealing with their will and trust.  It made this book feel almost a little too real - I had a little more understanding than I have in the past on what was going on.  

I enjoyed these books, they were easy reads to dip into during the work week when I had limited time and wasn't mentally available to get into a heavy book.    

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

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