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The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs | [Nick Trout]

The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to his hometown after inheriting his father's failing veterinary practice. Cyrus intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can, but when his first patient - a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws - wags her way through the door, life suddenly gets complicated. Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing.
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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to his hometown after inheriting his father's failing veterinary practice. Cyrus intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can, but when his first patient - a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws - wags her way through the door, life suddenly gets complicated.

With the help of a black Labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner's lover as a gold digger, and the allure of a feisty, pretty waitress from the local diner, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing.

The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a winsome tale of new beginnings, forgiveness, and the joy of finding your way home.

©2013 Nick Trout (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Trout's charming novel strikes just the right balance between humor and drama. The cast of characters are delightfully entertaining....Highly recommended for anyone who has ever had a beloved pet." (Library Journal Starred Review)

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    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 02-25-14
    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 02-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Dogs good, people and plot lacking"

    This plot might have worked in outline, but then it appears the outline got lost. The story wanders in search of its redemptive narrative, which is imposed instead of earned. We never learn essential things, such as, what the vet did or didn't do to get his license revoked, what his dad didn't do right to deserve all this alienation and how the false premises trick ever worked on anybody.

    Plus, somebody who takes a child's pet to the vet to be put to sleep on the sly and lets the child and mother search for it afterward deserves a punishment. Some punishment. At least shame. Add blackmail to his crimes. I hung in with the story, hoping the writer would grind this person into the dirt, but no. The person capable of such wrongdoing will do it again.

    The dogs are lovely, and well described, but they can't save this bumbling tale. Besides the animals and one great little girl, I didn't believe any of it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    PAT GROTON, MA, United States 06-13-13
    PAT GROTON, MA, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Must have for every dog lover"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print verson


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs?

    The ending


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    His voice emphasis


    If you could take any character from The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The old guy on oxygen... He was a lover of Clint Eastwood, and dogs.... He must be an Allright guy... Not to mention his sincerity


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    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 11-27-14
    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 11-27-14 Member Since 2003
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    "ENJOYED VERY MUCH!"

    I was in need of something less daunting with some fun added in to lighten my drives - this book was perfect. I love good books about or with dogs/animals, however it also needs to be a good story to keep my attention. This is all of the above - I'm very much hoping Mr. Trout continues this series and I hope he gets # 3 out quickly! As soon as I finished this book I immediately went and used my very last credit to get #2 - sadly I just finished it and there is no # 3 at this point. So.... if you'd like a good book with some mystery, some romance, a lot of humor and some old town charm - along with dogs/animals - you'll like this book - go ahead,, enjoy.

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