About the Book
by Annie England Noblin
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 20th 2022 by Avon Books
Welcome to Blue Dog Valley. Home of the Fighting Elk. Population 3,411.
When Goldie McKenzie, DVM, vet to the L.A. pet stars, arrives from Los Angeles to Blue Dog Valley she realizes three things.
Never agree to upend your life when you're hungover.Pot-belly pigs are not true farm animals.She's going to need a warmer coat.At first Goldie is nothing more than a fish out of water, with few clients and few friends. But after a less than pleasant encounter with a man whose dog is suffering from a possibly fatal case of bloat, she's finally earning the trust and goodwill from her fellow Blue Dog Valley citizens. Her clientele grows to include the many farm animals in the town, including a horse named Large Marge, a cape-wearing therapy alpaca, and a yardful of sweater-wearing goats. Add in Kevin, the "worst sheepdog in Blue Dog Valley," and a Sphinx cat named Airport, and Goldie is having the best time a vet can have. . . aside from the annoying attractive town grump, Cohen, who seems intent on making sure she always feels like an outsider.
With her newfound goodwill, Goldie comes up with an idea to reinvigorate the once flourishing Blue Dog Valley: a Christmas carnival. A petting zoo, pictures with Santa, a baking contest, what more could they want? After only some brief resistance from Cohen and his father, they begin the great plan to reinvigorate Blue Dog Valley.
Will Christmas be enough to salvage this dying town--and be enough to bring Goldie closer to a certain grumpy man?
About the Author
I live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, son, Pug, 4 cats, and an axolotl named Cosmo. I have a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English, both from Missouri State University. My grandparents bought me my first journal when I was 8, and I proceeded to write VERY bad rhyming poetry. I can’t remember a time after that when I wasn’t writing and reading. Writing is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do. Visit https://annienoblin.wordpress.com/
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