Monday, February 11, 2013

Coffee with a canine: Cathy Kelly & Dinky, Licky and Scamp

The current featured quartet at Coffee with a Canine: Cathy Kelly & Dinky, Licky and Scamp.

The author, on her dogs' contribution to her writing:
Dogs are a gift from heaven. Animal companions, magical, loving creatures, they help everything in our lives by their existence. Even when I was finishing my last book and they were arguing over who got to sit next to me, they were...[read on]
About Cathy Kelly's The House on Willow Street, from the publisher:
Every picture-perfect village tells a story....

The Irish seaside town of Avalon is a tourist’s dream of quaint shops and welcoming caf├ęs. Avalon House, perched at the end of Willow Street, was in Tess Power’s family for generations. Now Tess ekes out a living from her antiques shop while the crumbling mansion awaits a new owner. Her marriage and business may be floundering, but her affection for Avalon is undimmed. The same can’t be said of her glamorous sister. Suki left without a backward glance and married into an American political dynasty. Only a muckraking biographer could send her slinking back to Ireland to escape a scandal.

Postmistress Danae watches from the sidelines, doling out gentle advice while locking away her own secrets. Then her unconventional niece Mara comes to stay and draws her lonely aunt back into the world. As autumn gives way to winter, the four women encounter old loves, embrace new friendships, and begin to look beyond the past to the possibilities just beginning to unfold.
Learn more about the book and author at Cathy Kelly's website.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Cathy Kelly & Dinky, Licky and Scamp.

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