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After a bitter divorce from her snobby, unfaithful husband leaves her with the dog and only enough possessions to fit in her Chevy Vega, Valerie Roark retreats to the dark water and pine woods of her Central Florida childhood. In spite of her overprotective and loving family's well-meaning efforts to draw her out, Valerie only wants to hide away and lick her wounds in priv ...more
Published October 29th 2012 (first published October 20th 2012)
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Juli Morgan
What a great debut novel from a talented and fresh new voice! While the romance elements are strong, OLD DOGS isn't a typical romance novel but the story of Valerie Roark learning to dump the emotional baggage she carries from her distastrous marriage and move on. Author Debi Matlack has done an excellent job of taking this premise and breathing fresh air into it with characters that leap off the page, well-timed snarky humor and plot twists that keep you turning the pages. I can't wait to read ...more
Joann
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this author's book set in Central Florida. The way the author described parts of Florida, definitely made me home sick. I enjoyed getting to know Valerie Roark and her family too. This author definitely kept the reader's attention and I found myself not wanting to put the book down especially when the character Valerie met her handsome next door neighbor and then as time went by, they were getting closer and closer. I just loved it and I cannot wait for Debi Matlack' ...more
S.A. Hussey
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved..loved..loved this book. Debi draws you into the story and you don't want to leave. These characters are alive and the settings just pop with vision. It's a page-turner and when you done you want more.

Fantastic story!
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Debi Matlack is that oh-so-rare of creatures, a Florida Native and lifelong resident. Married to another Florida Native, she lives with him and four furry kids and, much like the main character in Old Dogs, she works for a veterinarian and loves music of all kinds.
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