I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane
Series: Pine Hollow #1
Published by Headline Eternal on September 29, 2020
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
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A delightful holiday romance about a small-town single dad and an animal rescue owner as they try to find forever homes for a dozen lovable pups before Christmas.Pine Hollow has everything Ally Gilmore could wish for in a holiday break: gently falling snow in a charming small town and time with her family. Then she learns some Grinch has pulled the funding for her family's rescue shelter, and now she has only four weeks to find new homes for a dozen dogs! But when she confronts her Scroogey councilman nemesis, Ally finds he's far more reasonable -- and handsome -- than she ever expected.As the guardian of his dog-obsessed ten-year-old niece, Ben West doesn't have time to build a cuddly reputation. But he does feel guilty about the shelter closing. So he proposes a truce with Ally, agreeing to help her adopt out the pups. As the two spend more time together, the town's gossip is spreading faster than Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. And soon Ben is hoping he can convince Ally that Pine Hollow is her home for the holidays. . . and the whole year through.
So The Twelve Dogs of Christmas is my first Christmas read of 2020! And it was a banger to start the season with. All the other Christmassy books have a lot to live up to!
From page one I felt like I was in the middle of the Christmas season taking part in all the amazing activities. I really felt like I was part of the Pine Hollow community. And all the dogs were super cute, I could not decide who was my favourite doggo. Whether it was tiny Papillon or drooly Harry, I wanted to adopt them all.
I loved Ben and Ally’s relationship which at the beggining is on to a rocky start as Ally accidently spills coffee over Ben’s nice shirt. Added to that, Ally is helping her grandparents with their dog shelter and it is down to Ben to decide the future of the shelter. Will his and Ally’s relationship help the matter or hinder it? The only way to find out is to read the book! 🙂
It’s the season for wrapping up warm, with a hot chocolate in one hand and a good book in another. And The Twelve Dogs of Christmas is one of those books! I cannot wait for the next book in the series and hopefully get to experience Pine Hollow in a warmer season!