SUMMARY: Sometimes the least expected can be the most amazing.
Recently widowed Mary Fassler buys a Miniature Schnauzer, Rufus, and her world is turned sideways in the midst of her grief. It seems that Rufus speaks. And not just to her. He also talks to God.
When Rufus begins sharing advice that could result in major life changes, Mary gets the feeling the pooch might not be steering her in the right direction. Or is she just afraid to take a leap and discover something she desperately needs? Only Rufus - and God - knows.
REVIEW: This book was okay but not what I expected. Having read The Cat God Sent, I had an idea what Rufus might be like. But he was nothing like Petey's character. Where Petey seemed educated regarding people and social events and issues, Rufus was completely clueless and had to have Mary explain a lot of things which he still couldn't comprehend.
The book was written in first person narrative, which was interesting but that may have been the most interesting part. Rufus didn't seem to give advice as much as suggested in the Summary. He often had questions for Mary but did make some suggestions when asked questions. For example, after a friend of Mary's suggested she go out on a date (Mary has been widowed for about three years), Rufus agrees with the friend when Mary asked his thoughts. He did help Mary from making a mistake when things started getting serious between Mary and her date one evening.
This was an okay book and might be good for summertime or vacation reading.
This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.
Jim Kraus is a longtime writer and editor who has authored or coauthored 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction. His best-selling humor book, Bloopers, Blunders, Jokes, Quips, and Quotes, was published by Tyndale, sold more than 40,000 copies, inspired several spin-off books. Jim and his wife, novelist Terri Kraus, have one son and live in the Chicago area.