Sit! Stay! Speak! author Annie England Noblin’s novel takes one woman starting over, adds an aging pug named Teddy Roosevelt, and proves the power of a well-baked dog treat.
All she wants is a settled-down life.
What she gets is a dog—and a whole new normal . . .
There he stood in the doorway: overweight, depressed and nearly homeless—a pug named Teddy Roosevelt. Tedd...more
It was an alright book- a sweet story about moving on. Brydie divorced her husband 6 months prior, moved away to Memphis and is trying to get her life back on track. She agrees to house sit/ dog sit for a woman she doesn’t know, who has been placed into a nursing home. Into her life comes Nathan (a gorgeous doctor), a new jo ...more
This was a quick, fun read! There isn't really an emphasis on Christmas until the end -- "Pupcakes" doesn't come into play until the very end, as well. I knocked it down a star because the storyline was just a little bit predictable.
Therefore, when I heard about Pupcakes, and more importantly, saw the ADORABLE cover, I was 100% sold. I needed this holiday book in my life and PRONTO.
The Result? I've read a decent amount of good holiday books so far this season (Chasing Christmas Eve and Holiday Spice), but Pupcakes is by far my favorite so far! Combining a relatable and lovable cast of char ...more
Everyone that I was introduced to in this book I fell in love with. Brydie, Nathan aka Dr. Sexy, Pauline (Teddy's owner), Teddy, and Sasha. I have never owned a pug but after reading this book, my next dog may have to be a pug.
Brydie needed Teddy just as much as Teddy needed her. Plus, yo ...more
Byrdie Benson has moved to the Memphis area to be closer to her best friend following the collapse of her m ...more
She house sits for an elderly woman that has recently suffered a health scare. Brydie must also take care of the dog of the house: Teddy Roosevelt. Brydie learns to love Teddy and how to take command of her life.
This is quick and easy and fun. I will definitely pick up others by this author.
Brydie Benson was blindsided by her divorce and she is starting over in Memphis, TN where her best friend Elliot Jones lives. Brydie is struggling to let go of the future she expected to have with her ex and with a little nudging from Elliott, she finally manages to become more engaged in life. Her progress in moving on does not really begin until she moves into a house where she rec ...more
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy via Edelweiss of this book.
Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin was such a cute and sweet read. While the romance aspect itself was nice, I really enjoyed the dynamics between Brydie, Pauline, and Teddy the dog. It was really about Brydie finding her purpose and actually gaining the confidence to break away from the shadow of her failed marriage and ultimately that of her somewhat controlling mother.
If you enjoy ...more
Pros: Good writing, flawed yet interesting characters, focuses on the importance of compassion, hope and new beginnings.
Cons: Somewhat frequent use of the f-word and the pug actually played a minimal role in the story.
Overall a good read especially for the holidays.
I definitely enjoyed this story. Brydie is down on her luck, sleeping on a friend's couch, jobless, and needing something to change. Her friend sets her up as a house sitter for a lady that was moved to a nursing home. This comes with the mysteries of the locked doors, a spoiled pug, and stipulations. Part of the arrangement is to take the pug to the nursing home for weekly visits, where she befriends the lady and encounters a handsome doctor. The cast of su ...more
Pauline, Teddy Roosevelt’s actual owner, was a riot and her opinions were straight up logic. She lived a colorful life and was able to help give Brydie a different perspective on love, loss, and starting anew. A couple of memorable quotes:
“Bless your hear ...more
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a bookcovers that have dogs on them – my eye catches on them in bookstores and at the library. So when I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin, it was like yes please (although, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of pugs, there is just something about them…) Ms. Noblin is a new author to me, but after reading Pupcakes, I can say that it won’t be the last time I read something by ...more
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