Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review: The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle

When searching for new books, I often look to authors that I truly enjoyed in the past, and search for recommended books that are written by "like" authors.  Katrina Kittle is one such author.  After much review I chose this selection, "The Blessings of the Animals".   I was very disappointed in this novel.  It lacked depth, character development and really did not have much of a plot.  Come to think of it a BLAH book.  You know what I mean, you don't hate it but don't like it either, and in six months you will have forgotten you ever read it.  Too many good books out there to waste your time.

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
Veterinarian Cami Anderson has hit a rough patch. Stymied by her recent divorce, she wonders if there are secret ingredients to a happy, long-lasting marriage or if the entire institution is outdated and obsolete. Couples all around her are approaching important milestones. Her parents are preparing to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Her brother and his partner find their marriage dreams legally blocked. Her former sister-in-law—still her best friend—is newly engaged. The youthfully exuberant romance of her teenage daughter is developing complications. And three separate men—including her ex-husband—are becoming entangled in Cami's messy post-marital love life.  But as she struggles to come to terms with her own doubts amid this chaotic circus of relationships, Cami finds strange comfort in an unexpected confidant: an angry, unpredictable horse in her care. With the help of her equine soul mate, she begins to make sense of marriage's great mysteries—and its disconnects.


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