For fans of Alfie the Doorstep Cat and A Streetcat Named Bob, this is the heart-warming, inspirational story of a loving, cheeky little dog who brings a family in crisis together over Christmas.
Bertie is alone, devastated after his beloved sister and fellow beagle Molly is adopted, leaving him behind. When Bertie is taken in by the Green family, it seems he's finally f...more
Please don't judge me!!! I can't help it. I'm just such a Christmas junkie!!!!!!!!
Although, I must confess that there was but one reason, and one reason alone, that I read this book: there's a picture of a dog on the front. Yup. I AM that person. I didn't even read the blurb when I saw this sitting on the new releases shelf in my local library. I just saw the dog and said 'thank you, I'll be having that!!!!!'
So this w ...more
Thank you Netgalley the Author and Publisher for a chance to read this book
I haven’t read a book told by an animal for such a log time, and this really was a delightful book to reacquaint myself with this genre. I fell in love with Bertie who was such a scamp. I mean how can you not succumb to that face, and those gorgeous pleading eyes on the cover? I loved his antics, his descriptions and excitement at the different smells in th ...more
The author Hannah Coats has always loved dogs she grew up surrounded by pooches, and now has two of her own. She loves all dogs, but beagles remains her favourite. I love cats and dogs too I love reading about them in novels.
The writing was spot on. You really felt you were in the head of ...more
Uma familia destruída que precisava de um amigo especial para os reunir.
Amei. E este livro prova o quanto os beagles são especiais,
A simple but interesting plot, wonderful characters /not just the Human ones, also the "four legged ones"! A story no one will forget and that would turn out into a perfect movie for dog lovers (and cat lovers) of all ages!!!!!
Lisbon, 29 June 2017.
The story starts off quite grim with Bertie and his sister Molly sharing a rather unpleasant existence with a number of other dogs and living with an owner who, since his wife died, can't really be bothered about any of them. When the dogs are taken to an animal shelter to be re-homed you can't help but form an emotional attachment to this ...more
It tells the story of a beagle who is separated from his sister after his owner dies, and is adopted by a family who is grieving. Bertie makes friends with the cats in his new home and takes it upon himself to find his sister, and bring his family happiness again.
I loved the story. It was a gentle and uplifting feel go ...more
He has always been close to his sister Molly, but when they are taken to the dog shelter, the two loveable beagles are split up and adopted by two very different families. All Bertie wants is to be reunited with his beloved sister.
And in trying to find her, he enlists the help of so ...more
The book is written by Bertie himself (they're very clever those beagles!). He starts his life with his little sister Molly by his side but things go horribly wrong and the two end up separated. There are lots of other dogs in the ...more
This is a lovely heartwarming book about a cheeky little beagle called Bertie who once has been rehomed is trying to heal a hurt in his new adoptive family, causing mischief along the way.
The story flows well and I was eager to learn what was happening next with Bertie and friends.
This reminded me of stories similar to Babe, I think it may be the talking animals.
A great story for children and adults alike
I found Bertie’s Gift to be a warm, cosy read. The whole story is told from Bertie’s point of view. But Bertie doesn’t go “Woof! Woolf!” because his vocabulary is very good indeed. This is not a children’s book and is told in an adult way. I liked the focus on Bertie and all those doggy things that are so important to him. His relationships with pet owners is ...more
Well, we already know the answer to that question is “yes”. But, to be fair, it’s not entirely predictable how.
In this festive tale, Bertie the beagle is separated from his sister and adopted into a family struggling with grief. It’s a challenging time for Bertie, as he fights to get his sister back and bring his new family together.
Now, I have always struggled with stories told from the point of view of pets (for this reason, I neve ...more
Bertie is heartbroken when he was separated from his sister Molly. He can’t forgive himself for letting her down. When he was adopted by the Green’s family, he vowed to find Molly no matter what, he must save her ...more
Bertie and Molly, who had always been together, are separated and get sent to different homes. Bertie finds himself with a family which is already home to two grumpy cats and a very sad little boy. The family is struggling to stay together after a loss of their o ...more
Told from Bertie's poi ...more
I doubt I would read this book if not for the festive time of year. Set from the perspective of Bertie the beagle, the book is often a frustrating read as he cannot communicate with his owners. For the vast majority of the book, the protagonist has little agency in the events, and very little seems to happen. The pace is only ...more