by Annie England Noblin
I read Pupcakes when it first came out and loved every minute of it, loaned to lots of friends and will read anything by Annie England Noblin from that point on. So when I saw she came out with St Francis Society of Wayward Pets I knew I had to read it. This book was so good and had several deep storylines but was able to keep the sweetness about it at the same time. Poor Maeve she just can’t catch a break in a matter of 1 hour she was laid off, found out her boyfriend cheated on her and was mugged. She has to move back in with her parents and thinks her life couldn’t get anymore tragic. Till she gets a phone call from Alice and learns that her biological mom has passed away and left her everything. She isn’t sure she should head to Timber Creek and attend the funeral but she does and ends up staying. Timber Creek is just what she needs and even develops friendships, falls in love and finds out she has blood family. Something she never thought she would have. She also learns that St Francis Society isn’t just the knitting group she is asked to join to take her mom’s spot but a underground network of people who help abused women and get them to safety. So much is packed into this almost 400 page book. I think this might be my favorite ( but then I say that after every one of her books 🙂 for real though I think this hands down will be my favorite of hers) I really wish I could find out more about all of these wonderful characters. I wasn’t ready for their storylines to end.
About the book: Laid off, cheated on, mugged: what else can go wrong in Maeve Stephens’ life? So, when she learns her birth mother has left her a house, a vintage VW Beetle, and a marauding cat, in the small town of Timber Creek, Washington, she packs up to discover the truth about her past.
She arrives to the sight of a cheerful bulldog abandoned on her front porch, a reclusive but tempting author living next door, and a set of ready-made friends at the St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets, where women knit colorful sweaters for the dogs and cats in their care. But there’s also an undercurrent of something that doesn’t sit right with Maeve. What’s the secret (besides her!) that her mother had hidden?
If Maeve is going to make Timber Creek her home, she must figure out where she fits in and unravel the truth about her past. But is she ready to be adopted again – this time, by and entire town. . .?
Thank you William Morrow Paperbacks for sending me a copy of ST FRANCIS SOCIETY OF WAYWARD PETS. All thoughts and opinons are my own and not influenced by the free book.