Two Good Dogs
Susan Wilson, the bestselling author of One Good Dog delivers another powerful novel of loyalty and love.
Single mom Skye Mitchell has sunk her last dime into a dream, owning the venerable, if run-down LakeView Hotel in the Berkshire Hills. It’s here where she believes she’ll give her fourteen-year-old daughter Cody a better life. But being an innkeeper is more challenging...more
As an animal lover, I was drawn to this book because of its title. Then the synopsis convinced me to take the plunge.
Skye, a widow, moves with her daughter, Cody, into an old hotel hoping to turn it into a profitable venture, something she has always dreamed of doing. However, fourteen year old Cody is carrying a heavy and terrifying burden, and this move has only compounded her stress levels.
Adam and his therapy dog, Chan ...more
Since I've been bailing out on several books this year I decided to stick with this one to the end. On the plus side, the book's plot highlights the deeply meaningful role animals can have as therapeutic healers for those who have experienced trauma or disease. I'll share my constructive criticisms directly with the pub ...more
Adam March finds himself looking for a place to stay one night with his pit bull Chance when he comes across Skye's place of ...more
Cody hates the Berkshire Inn her mother bought. She hates her new school. She’s angry, has no friends, and only relates to the artists in the local art colony. Skye, Cody’s mother, is at her wits end. After Cody’s father’s murder, she turned into a troubled child rather than the happy loving person she had been.
The dilapidated inn is trying Skye’s resources. She has a policy of no pets, but one rainy night, Adam Marsh, a grieving widower, and his r ...more
Two good dogs – and they were definitely sweeties – is an interesting tale.
Fourteen year old Cody Mitchell is a mess. She has seen a murder and been threatened. She has cut herself off and become a loner who is badly treated at school. She is an artist. She is filled with anger, fear and teenage angst. She is on the outs with her mom for a number of reasons including the fact that her mom has moved her away from all that she knew. She is not very likable but I do un ...more
I mean seriously, if your young daughter witnessed her drug dealing father murdered, wouldn't you find her a good therapist instead of moving her to a new school and ...more
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a copy of the book in return for an honest review.
This book started out as a bit of a challenge for me, and I considered DNFing it pretty quickly. The prologue is in first person, italicized, from the point of ...more
This is why I have a love hate relationship with audiobooks.
I can't remember anything.
I know I enjoyed it, and I know that the dog's voice was one of my favorite parts of the book...but when I don't have the book book...I remember just enough to drive me bonkers.
One Good Dog is a story of redemption.
Adam March should be happy with all the trappings of life that he's set in motion for himself.
Just finished. This was a really great book. The pace moves just perfectly allowing the reader to have a moment to sit back and smile now and then. There is always The Secret, though, and the tornado steadily builds.
As the tale nears it's end, black clouds move in and the pressure fiercely increases. In the depths of the battle, I find myself right there in ...more
When Cody, a troubled fourteen-year-old, witnesses a murder, she tells no one. But it begins a spiral for her from which she cannot escape. Her worried mother Skye thinks a change of scene is just what her introverted, withdrawn daughter needs and since her dream has always been to own an inn, she jumps at the chance to buy a dilapidated bed & breakfast in the Berkshires. But being an innkeeper is harder than it seems and Cody still seems to fall in with the wrong crowd. When Adam M ...more
Anyway, we scooped the book by Susan Wilson off the “Lucky Day” shelf at our local library. And we were rewarded with a remarkable read.
Single mom Skye Mitchell has moved with her 14-year-old daughter to a small town, where she has purcha ...more
I really enjoyed the main cha ...more
Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson seems to be the second in a series following One Good Dog. I wish I had read One Good Dog First. The reader is left with many questions that probably would have been answered in the first book. I enjoyed it despite this. Maybe I'm a sucker for a good dog book. I'm not sure how one would categorize this no ...more
Set in the Berkshires, Two Good Dogs tells the story of a troubled fifteen-year old girl, Cody, who carries a heavy secret. She knows who her father’s killer is. As she tries to navigate the treacherous straits of being a teenage girl as well as making sure her mother never ...more
Ms. Wilson is a good writer, drawing in the reader to care for these people too.
My interest is in dog-the ...more
Adam March is a lonely widower with a rescue pit bull named Chance that is his therapy dog(for what, we never find out, it is only hinted a ...more
I must admit it took me a while to get into this book. I wanted to hiss and spit at the young protagonist. She was such a messed up adolescent that I was getting as frustrated with her as her poor mother. I am glad I stuck with it because when the backstory is revealed and all the other major characters, human and canine fall into place, it is a very moving and exciting story.
It tells how damaged humans and animals can come together and help heal. It tells the story thir ...more
Married, two grown daughters and a granddaughter and two grandsons - plus four step grands.
Lives in Oak Bluffs, MA, on Martha's Vineyard.
Those are the stats. I am a novelist, ten published, one in pr ...more