Connie’s Book Club
Curl up with a good dog and a good book EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CONNIE WILSON’S SELECTION OF THIS WINTERS' MUST-READS.
Curl up with a good dog and a good book! Editor-in-Chief Connie Wilson’s selection of this winter’s must-reads.
Rover: Wagmore Edition By Andrew Grant
We’re here to tell you your coffee table is not complete without a book of strikingly beautiful dog portraits from Andrew Grant. The back story: In 2009, Andrew began taking pictures of both homeless and rescued pups after learning about the millions of dogs that enter animal shelters each year, many of which never make it out. His project turned into a series of limitededition books, the first four of which raised nearly two million dollars for shelter dogs. (The premier book caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres!) This, the Rover: Wagmore Edition, is the fifth in the series. Some of the dogs included have owners who made a generous donation to have their dogs featured in the book; other pups showcased are still looking for a home. Andrew photographs the dogs without collars or accessories in order to put focus on the eyes, and the result is clear, detailed, and lifelike portraits of dogs—both purebred and mixes—that give you a moving glimpse of their individual personalities. Each of the previous four books are now sold out and can fetch up to $400 if you can find one, so you’ll want to hurry and get your paws on this one, featuring 360 of the most beautiful dog photographs you’ve ever seen, before it also disappears!
The Dog Who Came for Christmas By Sue Pethick
What can bring people together at Christmas better than a dog? Single mother Renee Richardson has a long list of worries before lost dog Max comes into her life. She needs more clients at her hair salon, she can’t find a compatible date, and her troubled young son is in need of new friends. With the arrival of Max, however, Renee’s life is turned upside down. But as Christmas nears, the whole family bonds with the lovable dog and are growing attached… until the previous owner shows up. Handsome and kind, Travis Diehl is the first man Renee has felt a connection to since her divorce. Unfortunately, he also attracts the attention of Renee’s most important client. Filled with romance, drama, and family love, The Dog Who Came For
Christmas is a fun, light-hearted read that will give you warm fuzzies.
Left to right, from Rover: Wagmore Edition