ARC Review: The Dog Share by Fiona Gibson


Suzy Medley is having a bad day…

… when a shabby terrier turns up at her door. Just like Suzy, Scout has been abandoned, although only Suzy has been left with a financial mess and a business in tatters thanks to her ex.

Suzy takes Scout in and her chaotic world changes in unexpected ways: strangers have never been more welcoming and her teenage kids can’t wait to come home to visit.

Then a chance encounter on a windy Hebridean beach makes things more complicated, because Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a friend.

Scout has plenty of love to go round… but does Suzy?

My Thoughts

I wonder now if, as well as those millions of scent receptors, dogs also have the ability to love a whole bunch of people unconditionally, with no limits on numbers.

The Dog Share, Fiona Gibson

I received an e-ARC copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Dog Share is a very heartwarming, adorable, and light read about a lost dog who unexpectedly came in a woman’s life, and had managed to spread that love to other people. It also focused on themes of self-discovery, family, and love that just made a book feel like a really warm and familiar hug. I do have to admit that the main reason I picked this book up is because of the word “dog” on the title alone, since I always love a dog-centered story. However, the dog scenes weren’t as many and huge as I expected it to be, but I still appreciated the role he played in the book. I just wished the readers would get a lot more dog scenes – especially for dog lovers, like me.

It was a cute and quick read that I managed to devour in a few days. It was definitely predictable in terms of its over-all plot since it tackled on a lot of the characters’ problems and concerns, but it was the characters themselves drove the story forward. The personalities and histories of the main characters were an interesting thing to read as the story progressed, but Scout – our lead hero dog – just highlighted everyone greatly. I wasn’t attached to to everyone as I hoped I would be, but I still enjoyed their stories.

If you’re looking for a book that is super lighthearted and will be a breeze to fly to, then I highly recommend this book showcasing an adorable dog who helped people discover themselves and bring families together.


My Rating

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About The Author

T.J. Klune (Author of The House in the Cerulean Sea)

Fiona is an author and journalist who has written for many UK publications including The Observer, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Red, New Woman, Top Sante and Elle. She writes a monthly column for Sainsbury’s magazine and is a Contributing Editor at Red magazine.

Fiona lives in Scotland with her husband, their twin sons and daughter. She likes to draw, run 10k races, play her saxophone and lie in the bath with a big glass of wine, although not all at once.

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