Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sit! Stay! Speak! by Annie England Noblin....Review and Giveaway (5 Copies!)

I have a great new book to tell you about today....Sit! Stay! Speak! by Annie England Noblin is available now and makes for a great Fall read.  Here is the scoop...


Echoing the novels of Mary Alice Monroe, Allie Larkin, and Holly Robinson, this charming debut novel tells the unforgettable story of a rescue dog that helps a struggling young outsider make peace with the past.


Addie Andrews is living a life interrupted.  Tragedy sent her fleeing from Chicago to the shelter of an unexpected inheritance—her beloved aunt’s somewhat dilapidated home in Eunice, Arkansas, population very tiny.  There she reconnects with some of her most cherished childhood memories.  If only they didn’t make her feel so much!

People say nothing happens in small towns, but Addie quickly learns better. She’s got an elderly next door neighbor who perplexingly dances outside in his underwear, a house needing more work than she has money, a best friend whose son uncannily predicts the weather, and a local drug dealer holding a massive grudge against her.

 
Most surprising of all, she’s got a dog. But not any dog, but a bedraggled puppy she discovered abandoned, lost, and in desperate need of love. Kind of like Addie herself. She’d come to Eunice hoping to hide from the world, but soon she discovers that perhaps she’s finding the way back—to living, laughing, and loving once more.

My Thoughts:  First of all, let's talk about that cover.  The cover alone is so adorable that I was already in love with the book before I started it.  I am happy to say that the actual books is just at wonderful and delightful as the cover which means, in this case, you CAN judge a book by its cover!

The author has created a story that really has it all....mystery, romance and friendship.  The tale flows easily off the pages and has  you quickly attached to the characters.  I loved the portrayal  of the small town with all of its good and, sometimes annoying qualities.  The book has some funny bits with a sarcastic tone as well as some parts that had me reaching for the tissues.  When I first started the book I was thinking it would be all about the dog but the book is SO much more.  Sure, it is about the adorable pup but it is also a wonderful story about life and the twists and turns things can take to get us where we need to be.  This one is a must read and you can buy it HERE.

I also want to mention that the end of the book contains some mouth-watering recipes mentioned in the book...bonus!  I am excited to make Aunt Tilda's Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. Yum!

Giveaway Alert:  I am so  pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving FIVE lucky Reviewed by Mom readers a copy of Sit! Stay! Speak!.  Thank you so much to the sponsor and good luck!  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter link....
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34 comments:

andrea v said...

In my bedroom. It's the only quiet place in my house.

MyLegacy said...

In the bath, or on the couch after everyone is asleep :)

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

in my chair in the living room -- with a blanket

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Holly said...

I like to read in the bath!

Maryann D. said...

I actually like to read on my lunch hour at my lunch table. It relaxes me before I go back to work.
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Audra said...

I love reading on the back porch when the weather is nice

Jenny Scheldberg said...

Usually in my bed. It helps me wind down before bed.

Maureen said...

My favorite place to read (besides the tub) is next to the campfire.

Tara Lauren said...

I love reading outside. My husband built me a wooden swing for Christmas two years ago and we hung it up in the back of our property. It's so peaceful out there.

Cindy o said...

My bedroom! Thank you for the chance

Amanda Patterson said...

I love reading in my reclining chair! So comfy :)

Amber Hall said...

too cute!

Vicki G said...

Stretched out on the couch, with my favorite blanket, a cup of tea, and my dog on my feet! :)

Brenda Guardado said...

The front porch in order to enjoy the views and breathe fresh air.

Anonymous said...

My favorite place to read in in my living room chair or on the front porch in summer
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Deanna Watson said...

I like to read on airplanes.

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adrien beatty said...

I love to read outside under a tree with a cup of coffee!

Jeremy said...

In my living room.

Jessica said...

I love reading everywhere. In a quiet room a book can fill the emptiness. In a crowd, it can take me to a quiet place.

wen budro said...

My favorite place to read is in bed....especially if it's raining or snowing outside.

Gail Fernandez said...

My favorite place to read is in my recliner, snuggled in a comforter.

Debbie Lewis said...

I love reading in my sunroom

Stephanie O'Day said...

I like to read in the bath!!

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

I usually read in the car while waiting for my kids to get out of school.

Vikki Billings said...

My favorite place to read is outside on the front porch in the spring or fall.
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Starbreeze said...

My favorite places to read are on the train, in the chair in my livingroom, and if it is warm enough, I like to pick a bench outside and read.

Jennifers Deals said...

My favorite place to read is when I am taking a nice hot bath.

Melinda Stephens said...

I like to read in a big comfy bean bag chair, but I don't have one anymore. Now I just read on the couch or in bed.

Nancy said...

I sit on our couch to read.

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Leela said...

In bed.

Allison Bahr said...

I like to read on the beach! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

Charlene E said...

I like to read in the bed before I go to sleep