Standing between Stephanie and her dream is one hundred pounds of lovable trouble.
It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author’s valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.
But Agnes’s canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.
When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog . . . thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.
Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it’s a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.
Sweetness? Stephanie is on her way to a promotion as a literary agent. But before that could happen Sweetness enters her life.
Sweetness? Stephanie had to track down an author’s missing dog before she could get her hands on a hot manuscript.
Sweetness? How could anyone name that ugly mutt Sweetness? It couldn’t be because of the dog’s looks or personality.
Sweetness? That doesn’t fit with the author who drove off with Stephanie’s purse. SNow she’s stuck with a the help of a stranger to track down the dog and the author.
Sweetness? Not all that grief and misadventure along the way could be called sweet.
Sweetness? Were the surprises encountered when they caught up with the author sweet? Maybe it just all boils down to A Cup of Mud.
Thank you, Ms Mentink, for this very entertaining book. I enjoyed the smiles brought on by Sweetness.
***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***
Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.