- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Quercus (3 Nov. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1786481715
- ISBN-13: 978-1786481719
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.4 x 20.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 382,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Christmas Guest: A heartwarming tale to curl up with by the fire Hardcover – 3 Nov 2016
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An uplifting novel that captures the Christmas spirit - making it the perfect holiday read (Your Dog)
This story is a delight to read, a heart-melting Christmas story about the sweetest little dog bringing healing and happiness to a family who needs him as much as he needs them (Kitty Loves Books)
There's more to this story than simply the cute dog on the cover (though of course he is a delight) - through Emily and her family's story, there are parts of this book that bring out a range of emotions and have you fighting back the tears (Reviewed the Book)
If you are in need of an upbeat, feel good story then this really is the book for you. I would definitely give this book 5* out of 5*- in fact I would give this book more stars if I could as I enjoyed it that much (Ginger Book Geek)
I truly loved it! This might not be your usual read but I promise you, if you take a chance on this sweet, festive and heart-warming story you really will not be disappointed! I loved it, and hope you will too! (Chloe's Chick Lit Reviews)
'A heart-melting story about the sweetest little dog bringing happiness to a family who needs him as much as he needs them' Amazon Reviewer. The story of a homeless puppy with a huge heart who healed a family.See all Product description
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Meet Teddy, a puppy which has been given a new home with human parents instead of his own doggy mummy and family. At first he finds it exciting as there are new places and smells to explore. The excitement doesn't seem to last too long though and soon enough, Teddy takes matters into his own paws and goes on a new adventure, away from his new home. Oh the things that Teddy sees! Teddy's little legs can only do so much and before long, he needs to find a place to sleep and some comfort for his puppy tummy. Unfortunately, there are no puppy versions of Premier Inns and Teddy has to make do with a doorstep. Could the doorstep he chose, end up being the doorstep to puppy happiness?
If you have ever wondered what life is like from dog level, here is your chance! As I'm sure you've noticed, most books seem to be written from the eyes of a human. However, 'The Christmas Guest' sees the readers following the storyline in the eyes of the puppy, Teddy. Every experience that Teddy has, readers may find themselves emotionally involved with everything that he comes up against; including snow. I'll be honest, I did find myself going 'awwww!!!!' quite a few times as I was reading the book.Read more ›
For a start the cover immediately appealed to me with a picture of a Golden Retriever looking all cute on a snowy doorstep. I just knew that when I picked up this book, I just wouldn’t be able to put it down and so it proved.
A lot of Teddy’s behaviours certainly rang a bell with me (as it will with most Labrador Retriever owners) and I couldn’t help but chuckle away to myself. For example Teddy is at times a little bit destructive. On more than one occasion Teddy destroys something (in one case a pair of designer shoes) and he is so proud of his actions that he finds it confusing when he gets into trouble. He can’t understand what he has done wrong. Not giving too much away, Teddy’s first set of owners really don’t deserve him. Teddy was bought as a gift for one part of the couple but they underestimated how much love, care and attention puppies need. The underlying message that comes through in the first part of the book is that ‘a dog is for life and not just for Christmas’. At the start of the book, Teddy is anxious to be allowed to go out and about to explore the world for himself. Naturally when he gets an opportunity to escape he takes it. Teddy sees it as a big adventure but he soon realizes that the outside world can be very terrifying indeed.
Teddy lands on a snowy doorstep and he really has fallen on his paws.Read more ›
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Fantastic book cover! really enjoyed reading The Christmas Quest, brilliant story to snuggle up with over the Christmas holidays.Published 4 months ago by Shirley