The Blessings of the Animals
From Katrina Kittle, critically acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers, comes a wry and moving story of forgiveness, flexibility, happiness, and the art of moving on.
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 outdate...more
THE BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS by KATRINA KITTLE was not what we expected at all going into this one. We went into it thinking it was going to be more about the connection/relationship between humans and animals and their power to heal but found it to be more of a complicated chaotic mix of human relationships -- with so many different topics that we found them too complicated to connect with and the importance of the topics were lost in ...more
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The Blessings of the Animals is one of my favourites. Possibly because at the time I could relate to a few of the things the main character Cami Anderson was going through. I was instantly engulfed in the story within minutes of starting the book.
Cami Anderson is a small town vet who's devoted to animals. Sh ...more
Such a lovely book. Read it in a day and a half. Someone here described it as being like a really good romantic comedy, plus animals, which I think is apt. It's the story of Cami, a vet whose husband leaves her, but that description makes it sound more serious than it is--it's about serious things, but it's ultimately a more lighthearted and funny book. Though it did make me tear up once or twice, because the idea of animals nursing ...more
She really did end up making the divorce a good thing for he ...more
I loved the integration of the animals into the story and the dynamics of the relationship between the main character, Camden and her daughter. It was a great book.
Read Katrina Kittle's books! You won't be disappointed!
It is a well known idea that animals have the power to ...more
It certainly was not a mistake. The protagonist in this novel is Cam, a hard-as-nails veterinarian and overall animal lover who, after an unexpected and particularly painful separation from her husband, finds comfort and solace in her motley crew of abandoned animals she has collected over the years. ...more
I loved reading this book, it was interesting, engaging and entertaining.
Theme: Marriage, the ins the outs, the ups and downs, emotional maturity and immaturity. The writing is very good. ...more
It's told (mostly) from the point of view of Cami, a veterinarian whose husband leaves her one morning when she's out on a humane society rescue. This is a common theme for her: rescuing animals. Throughout the book, we learn that her husband has rescued her from anorexia, and finally, at the end, she learns to rescue herself and live happily without necessarily needing a man. ...more
Vet, Cami, is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her husband and daughter when she gets called out to an animal rescue. When she gets home she is greeted with her husband's packed car and the announcement that he is leaving her. Even though her family and friends have rallied around her, she seeks solace in the animals. With the help of her friends and family, and the solace of the animals, Cami starts putting her life back together and reali ...more
I was puttering around during a layover when this book caught my eye and pulled me into a bookstore.
Of course, put a horse on the cover of any book and I will run to it like a moth to a flame, but I considered this a feat considering the state of mind I was in. I was a complete wreck from the events I had just experienced in the past 24 hours. To come across something that was able to pull me away from my thoughts for a mere millisecond ...more
Not only is this story about Cami's journey through divorce and how she is saved by her animals and fri ...more
Camden Andersons' husband announces that he's leaving on the morning that should have been the "kids out of the house, let's make waffles!" morning. On the same day, she rescues an abused high-spirited horse that she coaxes back to health and sanity throughout the book. That horse, along with a couple of dogs, 1 4-legged and 1 3-legged cat, a goat, a draft horse and a miniature donkey help her learn ho ...more
“Can’t you just give him antibiotics?” Tyler asked. “Wouldn’t that be faster than all this soaking and dealing with .. pus?
I rested a hand on the horse’s withers. “Some people do. But you know what I’ve found? It makes the infection appear to get better. Everything clears up for three or four weeks, and then, just when you think you’re out to the woods, it comes back. There aren’t any shortcuts. You’re better off going slow and letting the ugly stuff ...more