Santa Puppy (A Tourist Trap Mystery #9.75)
’Twas the season of Christmas, and all through South Cove, California, Santa is working overtime to deliver a special gift . . .Jill Gardner has volunteered her Coffee, Books, and More to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Among the potential forever friends is a male terrier named Baby, whose owner died of a heart attack. With few clues to go on, even finding the name of Baby’s human is a daunting task. But there’s no challenge too big for Jill this holiday season.Playing Santa’s Little Helper, Jill is determined to find out what happened —and to fulfill a long-time coming Christmas wish . . .

Santa Puppy (A Tourist Trap Mystery #9.75) Details

TitleSanta Puppy (A Tourist Trap Mystery #9.75)
Author
ReleaseNov 6th, 2018
PublisherLyrical Press
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Novella, Holiday, Christmas

Santa Puppy (A Tourist Trap Mystery #9.75) Review

  • Yvonne
    January 1, 1970
    One of my favorite amateur sleuths is back. Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, finds herself in the middle of another mystery. She is hosting a local adopt-a-pet function and her heart is breaking for Baby, a male terrier whose owner recently died. Baby’s owner was a homeless man. Jill is sure there is more to his story than they know about. She vows to find out what happened to the man and to make sure Baby has a new “forever home”. Little did she know, she’d be delving into the pas One of my favorite amateur sleuths is back. Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, finds herself in the middle of another mystery. She is hosting a local adopt-a-pet function and her heart is breaking for Baby, a male terrier whose owner recently died. Baby’s owner was a homeless man. Jill is sure there is more to his story than they know about. She vows to find out what happened to the man and to make sure Baby has a new “forever home”. Little did she know, she’d be delving into the past and uncovering some surprising things.Yay! A new entry into the “A Tourist Trap Mystery Series”. I love this series so much and this is another wonderful addition to it. Santa Puppy is a novella and a fast read. This book tore my heart apart. Lynn Cahoon, once again, gives her readers an amazing story in a small package. Although it’s a short read, it’s not short on emotion. I found myself crying at the end. This is a quick read for the holidays. It’s a true “feel good” read and perfect for this time of year. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series. Since the book brought me to tears, I can’t help but give it five stars.FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    This wonderful Christmastime novella will put you in good spirits for the holidays! Jill and the South Cove gang are volunteering at an animal shelter helping groom dogs and cats for an upcoming adoption event. An older terrier mix, Baby, catches Jill’s eyes, and his background is tied to a recent death, and the heartfelt story of his owner’s past. A happy ending is the gift Cozy Mystery Readers receive at the story’s end. Cookie recipe included.
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  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    This is a cute, heart-warming Christmas novella with characters I have grown to know and love. It is Christmas time in South Cove California and Jill Gardner is planning to host an adopt-a-pet event at the bookstore. As she is meeting the animals that are being featured, she learns about the death of a homeless man and his small dog left behind. When Jill finds a key hidden in the dog's collar, they find a journal and money left to his childhood sweetheart. This piques Jill's interest and she se This is a cute, heart-warming Christmas novella with characters I have grown to know and love. It is Christmas time in South Cove California and Jill Gardner is planning to host an adopt-a-pet event at the bookstore. As she is meeting the animals that are being featured, she learns about the death of a homeless man and his small dog left behind. When Jill finds a key hidden in the dog's collar, they find a journal and money left to his childhood sweetheart. This piques Jill's interest and she sets out to find his sweetheart. This is a quick story, but it has a wonderful Christmas message, as well as interesting information about Veterans and their hardships. There is a bit of magic, and a couple of twists that will surprise the reader. I highly recommend this addition to The Tourist Trap Mystery series, whether you have read any of the other books or not. It is a sweet Christmas Novella. The publisher, Kensington Publishers, generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my gosh did I ever enjoy Santa Puppy. It was not at all what I expected! So much better! This Christmas themed novella is the perfect holiday read. Short, sweet and really well written. The story will tug a bit at your heartstrings but in a really good way. I love this series and it was easy to picture the entire setting, the characters and even taste the cookies! I am totally using the recipe at the end of this story too!
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  • Taryn
    January 1, 1970
    In this short novella Jill is happy to be helping out a local shelter with a Christmas adopt a pet party. Her boyfriend, aunt, and a few other people have agreed to help with the washing and grooming of animals to get them ready for the party. While at the shelter she is introduced to a dog named Baby whose owner recently died from a heart attack. When Jill learns about the dead mans situation she wants to help find out more about his life and if she can find Baby a forever home. She takes the c In this short novella Jill is happy to be helping out a local shelter with a Christmas adopt a pet party. Her boyfriend, aunt, and a few other people have agreed to help with the washing and grooming of animals to get them ready for the party. While at the shelter she is introduced to a dog named Baby whose owner recently died from a heart attack. When Jill learns about the dead mans situation she wants to help find out more about his life and if she can find Baby a forever home. She takes the clues she is given and searches for the answers that she seeks. Can she bring herself some piece of mind and come out with a happy ending for the dead man or will the clues she has not lead anywhere? Follow Jill as she does everything she can in hopes of finding a positive outcome.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    It is Christmas time in South Cove California and Jill Gardner is planning to host an adopt-a-pet at the bookstore. Jill learns of a death of a homeless veteran and he had a small dog who stay with him.. Jill becomes interested in his story and tried to find his sweetheart. Her parents moved her away when he was overseas and there is no trace of where. There is a small amount of paranormal and a couple of twists that will delight and distress you. I highly recommend this book for a relaxing Chri It is Christmas time in South Cove California and Jill Gardner is planning to host an adopt-a-pet at the bookstore. Jill learns of a death of a homeless veteran and he had a small dog who stay with him.. Jill becomes interested in his story and tried to find his sweetheart. Her parents moved her away when he was overseas and there is no trace of where. There is a small amount of paranormal and a couple of twists that will delight and distress you. I highly recommend this book for a relaxing Christmas novella. Disclosure: Many thanks to Kensington Books for a review copy. The expressed are my own.
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  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon is a sweet little Christmas time mystery set in Ms. Cahoon's Tourist Trap world.Jill and her family and friends are putting on an adoption party for a local animal shelter to help place senior dogs and cats. There's one sweet little dog who captures Jill's heart as his master recently passed away from a heart attack and he has no living family. Jill does fina a clue and then Greg provides a few more clues which spurs Jill on to find out what she can about the man. This Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon is a sweet little Christmas time mystery set in Ms. Cahoon's Tourist Trap world.Jill and her family and friends are putting on an adoption party for a local animal shelter to help place senior dogs and cats. There's one sweet little dog who captures Jill's heart as his master recently passed away from a heart attack and he has no living family. Jill does fina a clue and then Greg provides a few more clues which spurs Jill on to find out what she can about the man. This is a novella that kept me turning the pages and I breathed a happy sigh and a few tears at the end. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Lyrical Press via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy is just the right holiday story I like.When a homeless man is found in the beach, dead of a heart attack, Jill Gardner wonders who he is.Santa Puppy touches on the kindness of people, heart ache and of course, Christmas.This is a delightful, fast paced story that is read in under two hours.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon is novella number 9.75 in A Tourist Trap series. Jill Gardner who owns Coffee, Books, and More has agreed to host Christmas Adopt-a-pet party. Jill takes on another mystery, finding information about the human of a terrier dog names Baby, who's owner died of a heart attack. I enjoyed this short book, but I prefer this author's full size novels. I recommend this novella for a quick, fun Christmas story.I was given a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. 
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  • Micky Cox
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of my favorite series to read and this novella from the series just confirms that. It is a bit strange that the recent novella's are actually out of order as this story obviously takes place before several major changes in character relationships and events that lead to characters leaving the series in books that I have already read. However, that being said, I absolutely loved this book. The storyline was fun and intriguing. The animals in the story were lovable and a major focus of This is one of my favorite series to read and this novella from the series just confirms that. It is a bit strange that the recent novella's are actually out of order as this story obviously takes place before several major changes in character relationships and events that lead to characters leaving the series in books that I have already read. However, that being said, I absolutely loved this book. The storyline was fun and intriguing. The animals in the story were lovable and a major focus of the story. Add a great Christmas theme (I seriously love a good Christmas story) to the well developed characters and you have a wonderful entertaining read. I can't wait to get back on track with this series as I am anxiously awaiting the next full length book in the series. These novella's are just wetting my appetite!
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  • Kristina
    January 1, 1970
    A cute Christmas cozy mystery. I will share my review soon.
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    review to come
  • Gloria
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy is a short and sweet addition to the Tourist Trap series. It is Christmas in South Cove and to help others, Coffee, Books, and More is hosting a party for the local animal shelter. Senior dogs and cats are going to be at the shop for customers to go and visit with and hopefully, adopt. The Saturday prior to the event, Jill, Greg, Aunt Jackie, Harrold, Amy and Justin go to the shelter and wash thirty dogs to get them prepped for the event. One of the dogs is a terrier whose owner, Tho Santa Puppy is a short and sweet addition to the Tourist Trap series. It is Christmas in South Cove and to help others, Coffee, Books, and More is hosting a party for the local animal shelter. Senior dogs and cats are going to be at the shop for customers to go and visit with and hopefully, adopt. The Saturday prior to the event, Jill, Greg, Aunt Jackie, Harrold, Amy and Justin go to the shelter and wash thirty dogs to get them prepped for the event. One of the dogs is a terrier whose owner, Thomas, was recently found dead of natural causes. While Jill is bathing Baby, his collar falls apart revealing a small key to a safe deposit box. Greg takes the key and discovers a journal, letter and fifty eight thousand dollars saved to purchase a dream home for him and his high school sweetheart Lizzie. The two went to Bakerstown High but he joined the Army after graduation. While he was away, her parents moved away to Oregon to separate the two. He never found her again but he never forgot her. Jill has Greg's blessings (this time) to find out as much as she can about his story. While Thomas' story was sad, all ends well and in a surprising way. As all books in the series, expect some yummy desserts, this time in the form of a cookie exchange, including a recipe. Jill gets a real tree this year and so does Greg for the station and conference room where the exchange is held. This is a fun Christmas story with the theme of helping others.I received a complimentary ARC from Lyrical Press and Kensington Books through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions stated are mine only.
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  • RO G'ma
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy is the latest installment in Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries. This novella is a quick and easy read that can easily be read as a standalone. Ms. Cahoon’s writing style flows smoothly at a steady pace in this well-written story, with well-developed and affable characters.Jill Gardner owns Coffee, Books, and More in the quaint small town of South Cove, California. She’s hosting an adopt-a-pet event and she and her boyfriend, Detective Greg King, join her best friend, Amy, and her Santa Puppy is the latest installment in Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries. This novella is a quick and easy read that can easily be read as a standalone. Ms. Cahoon’s writing style flows smoothly at a steady pace in this well-written story, with well-developed and affable characters.Jill Gardner owns Coffee, Books, and More in the quaint small town of South Cove, California. She’s hosting an adopt-a-pet event and she and her boyfriend, Detective Greg King, join her best friend, Amy, and her boyfriend, Justin, her aunt, Jackie, and her boyfriend, Harrold, to help groom and dogs for the event. While at Bakerstown Shelter, a sweet ten-year-old male terrier named Baby catches Jill’s eyes. She learns Baby’s owner was a homeless man who recently passed away from a heart attack on the beach and her heart is breaking for Baby. When Jill takes Baby’s collar off, she finds a key and asks Greg to try to find out what it goes to. Greg learns the homeless man’s name was Thomas Raleigh and that he left a journal, plus a letter and lots of money for a woman named Lizzy, the love of his life. After reading the letter and journal, Jill’s determined to find out what happened to him and to make sure Baby has a new “forever home,” even if it’s with her.I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
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  • Jennifer Ritter
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy is the latest addition to Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries. It is the Christmas season, and as part of the festivities Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, is set to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Her group of friends, including her beau, South Cove’s police detective Greg King, meet at the animal shelter that will be bringing the animals for adoption, to bathe and get the pets ready for the event. A new inhabitant at the shelter, a 10 year old terrier called Baby Santa Puppy is the latest addition to Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries. It is the Christmas season, and as part of the festivities Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, is set to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Her group of friends, including her beau, South Cove’s police detective Greg King, meet at the animal shelter that will be bringing the animals for adoption, to bathe and get the pets ready for the event. A new inhabitant at the shelter, a 10 year old terrier called Baby, was brought in when his owner was found dead of natural causes on the beach. From Baby’s tattered collar a small key falls, thus opening a mystery to be solved. What is learned about the homeless veteran is the basis for the remainder of the story. Exploring such topics as homeless veterans, interracial relationships, and the placement of senior pets, this is a touching holiday tale that will leave you with a sense of satisfaction. I did enjoy this novella and would recommend it.
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  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, has volunteered to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet event. One of the dogs that touch her heart is a little terrier named Baby whose owner was homeless and died of a heart attack. As Jill looks into the homeless man’s past, she discovers a sad love story that needs a Christmas miracle.I loved this little mystery. It had a theme that touched my heart. Pets become a part of the family, and help us make our lives whole. They can help us heal through the tu Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, has volunteered to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet event. One of the dogs that touch her heart is a little terrier named Baby whose owner was homeless and died of a heart attack. As Jill looks into the homeless man’s past, she discovers a sad love story that needs a Christmas miracle.I loved this little mystery. It had a theme that touched my heart. Pets become a part of the family, and help us make our lives whole. They can help us heal through the tumultuous times in our lives. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and am voluntarily reviewing it.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    Jill Gardner plans an adopt-a-pet Christmas party at her bookstore/coffee house in South Cove, California. Jill is drawn to Baby, a ten-year-old terrier whose owner was found dead on the beach the week before. Jill is determined to find a home for Baby, as well as learn more about Baby's owner and what happened to him so there is closure for everyone before Christmas."Santa Puppy" is part of the Tourist Trap Mystery series. I've read some of the other books in this series, but this holiday-theme Jill Gardner plans an adopt-a-pet Christmas party at her bookstore/coffee house in South Cove, California. Jill is drawn to Baby, a ten-year-old terrier whose owner was found dead on the beach the week before. Jill is determined to find a home for Baby, as well as learn more about Baby's owner and what happened to him so there is closure for everyone before Christmas."Santa Puppy" is part of the Tourist Trap Mystery series. I've read some of the other books in this series, but this holiday-themed novella is a perfect introduction to readers new to the series. At the center of this book is a love story about a military veteran who knew gave up trying to find the love of his life. His death wasn't a murder, but Jill wants to find his lost love, as well as a home for his dog, Baby, and won't stop until she does. I love how dedicated Jill is to her business, her friends and family, and helping others. Her attitude is perfect for a holiday story.The story also focuses on people getting over past losses and making new holiday traditions with friends and loved ones. Reading about Jill make preparations for Christmas from decorating her tree to baking cookies will get you into the Christmas spirit. There is a happy ending in store for many of the pets in the animal shelter, but a bittersweet ending to the story of the veteran and the woman he loved. I really enjoyed reading "Santa Puppy." This short, fast-paced novella isn't about a murder investigation, but new and returning readers alike will enjoy seeing Jill get ready for Christmas while solving a touching mystery.I received this book from NetGalley, through the courtesy of Kensington Books. The book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Theresa Larson
    January 1, 1970
    Santa PuppyBy: Lynn CahoonKensington Books – Lyrical Press4 StarsJill Gardner and her friends are back in this holiday story of the Tourist Trap Mysteries series. This time they are getting ready for their Christmas party which will include animals for adoption from the local animal shelter. The gang goes to the shelter ahead of time to help wash the pets to get them all cleaned up for adoption. While there, Jill falls in love with a dog named Baby. His owner was found dead on the beach with Bab Santa PuppyBy: Lynn CahoonKensington Books – Lyrical Press4 StarsJill Gardner and her friends are back in this holiday story of the Tourist Trap Mysteries series. This time they are getting ready for their Christmas party which will include animals for adoption from the local animal shelter. The gang goes to the shelter ahead of time to help wash the pets to get them all cleaned up for adoption. While there, Jill falls in love with a dog named Baby. His owner was found dead on the beach with Baby sitting by his side. Jill seeks to find out more information about the owner in hopes of placing Baby into the right hands.This book is a novella, and it is a quick, fun read. It can easily be read in one setting. There is not really any new character development of the main players in this series. That works for this novella though, because the story centers around Baby, his owner, their story, and of course the true meaning of Christmas. There is a small, mystical element to the story that I found unnecessary but not distracting. I can wholeheartedly recommend this book to those who love holiday stories and cozy mysteries.Thanks to Net Galley and Kensington Books for an ARC of this book. #NetGalley #SantaPuppy
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  • Carol Evans
    January 1, 1970
    Christmas and puppies and a mystery - how could I pass up Santa Puppy? I haven't read any of the others in the series, but I thought this worked fine as a cute standalone. Jill Gardner owns a bookshop (also an awesome thing) and has volunteered to host a Christmas party with the goal of getting pets adopted from the local shelter. One of the dogs, Baby, touches Jill's heart. Its owner, a homeless man, was found dead of a heart attack on the beach and Baby needs a new home. Jill, with the help an Christmas and puppies and a mystery - how could I pass up Santa Puppy? I haven't read any of the others in the series, but I thought this worked fine as a cute standalone. Jill Gardner owns a bookshop (also an awesome thing) and has volunteered to host a Christmas party with the goal of getting pets adopted from the local shelter. One of the dogs, Baby, touches Jill's heart. Its owner, a homeless man, was found dead of a heart attack on the beach and Baby needs a new home. Jill, with the help and approval of her detective boyfriend, does some sleuthing to find out who the man was and if he had family who might take the dog.It was nice that Jill's boyfriend helped her and approved of her digging. Of course, there wasn't any danger involved, it was a natural death, the mystery was more about who the man was and how he ended up homeless. It was a good story, but a little sad too. The puppy gets a happy ending though, so no fears on its behalf.There was a hint of the paranormal, but with Santa Claus around that's not unusual. Overall, it was a fun addition to my Christmas reading this year. I don't know that I enjoyed it enough to read the rest of the series, though.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    With a slight chill in the air, of course I am ready for holiday books. Even though this book started a bit uneven with too many short choppy sentences, the novella or was it a short story, eventually slowed to a good pace and got to the point without too much added fluff. Granted, it took me longer than it should to draw the characters together, but once there, the tears flowed.Jill Gardener has a fondness for both man and beast so when the two come together with the death of a homeless man and With a slight chill in the air, of course I am ready for holiday books. Even though this book started a bit uneven with too many short choppy sentences, the novella or was it a short story, eventually slowed to a good pace and got to the point without too much added fluff. Granted, it took me longer than it should to draw the characters together, but once there, the tears flowed.Jill Gardener has a fondness for both man and beast so when the two come together with the death of a homeless man and the dog he has left behind, Jill and the ghost of Christmas future, go into overdrive to find a new home for an abandoned pup and to find the woman whom dead man, Thomas Raleigh, had been looking for since he returned from the war. This story will leave a soft spot in your heart and a couple of tears on your cheek. You do not need to know the full background of this series to enjoy the book, so do not worry about jumping in here with your first foray into the Christmas season and South Cove.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    4/5 starsVery sweet holiday themed novella with a Tourist Trap Mystery spin on it. I liked it quite a bit. I am a big sucker for a story where animals are being helped.My only real issue with Santa Puppy is trying to figure out exactly where it falls in the story order. It is listed as 9.75, but timewise it doesn't really come after the 9th book. I'm guessing it should fit into a spot somewhere around book 4, but its been awhile since I read the early books in the series so I'm not positive. And 4/5 starsVery sweet holiday themed novella with a Tourist Trap Mystery spin on it. I liked it quite a bit. I am a big sucker for a story where animals are being helped.My only real issue with Santa Puppy is trying to figure out exactly where it falls in the story order. It is listed as 9.75, but timewise it doesn't really come after the 9th book. I'm guessing it should fit into a spot somewhere around book 4, but its been awhile since I read the early books in the series so I'm not positive. And even though some might consider it a little thing, it bugs me not knowing for sure. I am of the opinion that the reader shouldn't have to guess where a supplemental novella falls, the author should tell us, either by numbering the books or with a indexed list, so new readers or folks who are rereading from the start can read the full books and these new novellas in the order they were happening for Jill and Company.
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    Puts You in the Holiday SpiritThis was a sweet, wonderful Christmas story. No murder, but still a mystery to solve.The mystery was good, but not too difficult to figure out. The best part was the emphasis on adopting shelter pets. Especially Senior pets. As someone who's had rescue pets all her 59 years, all adults, and many Seniors, I really love the message that the book has.This was my 1st Tourist Trap mystery, but the author did a good job of making me feel I knew the characters. Which is no Puts You in the Holiday SpiritThis was a sweet, wonderful Christmas story. No murder, but still a mystery to solve.The mystery was good, but not too difficult to figure out. The best part was the emphasis on adopting shelter pets. Especially Senior pets. As someone who's had rescue pets all her 59 years, all adults, and many Seniors, I really love the message that the book has.This was my 1st Tourist Trap mystery, but the author did a good job of making me feel I knew the characters. Which is no small feat in such a short story.The animal's thoughts were perfect! You can't help but smile when Jill throws French Fries away & her dog Emma gives her a look that says "Why are you throwing such yumminess away?"Truly worth your time & money to read. I know I plan on spending more time with Jill & the rest of the gang in South Cove.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    A perfect Christmastime novella that is packed with good feeling. Mostly Jill and Greg are trying to find Lizzie and or the family entitled to a homeless vet’s belongings.It begins with a charity trip to a no-kill shelter to get the animals ready for an adoption party being held at Coffee, Books, and More. Jill stumbles upon a beautiful dog which belonged to the deceased vet. Everyone wants to find a home for the animals and especially this dog.Read what happens. Happy ending and recipes include A perfect Christmastime novella that is packed with good feeling. Mostly Jill and Greg are trying to find Lizzie and or the family entitled to a homeless vet’s belongings.It begins with a charity trip to a no-kill shelter to get the animals ready for an adoption party being held at Coffee, Books, and More. Jill stumbles upon a beautiful dog which belonged to the deceased vet. Everyone wants to find a home for the animals and especially this dog.Read what happens. Happy ending and recipes included.I enjoyed this tremendously. Puts a bounce in your step and restores your faith in human beings.This author never disappoints me. I finished it in one sitting.This is a standalone story.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by Lyrical Press via NetGalley.
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  • Cindi
    January 1, 1970
    A wonderful Christmas Novella. This short story will get you in the holiday spirit and looking for ways to bring the true meaning of Christmas to others. When a homeless veteran passes away from natural causes, Jill Gardner finds a key on his dog's collar as she and the gang prepare for a pet adoption event at her store. Being a sleuth, Jill wants to track down the man's family and find his dog a home. As the story unfolds and Jill gets the full picture, the true spirit of the season embraces th A wonderful Christmas Novella. This short story will get you in the holiday spirit and looking for ways to bring the true meaning of Christmas to others. When a homeless veteran passes away from natural causes, Jill Gardner finds a key on his dog's collar as she and the gang prepare for a pet adoption event at her store. Being a sleuth, Jill wants to track down the man's family and find his dog a home. As the story unfolds and Jill gets the full picture, the true spirit of the season embraces the town of South Cove and the mystery is solved.I love the rescue and adoption angle of the story and found myself a little misty eyed at the end. A great quick read. A big fan of Lynn Cahoon's and could just hug her for this Christmas gift.
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  • Debra Hahn
    January 1, 1970
    Dogs and long lost loveA cute Christmas story about love generosity and the human heart. HowA magical time of year brings family's and even strangers close with a littlekindness and love. How animals bring out the best in people and how peoplelearn how to love again when they bring one into their homes and hearts. How these incridable animals can change their lives. That s How one little abandoned dog did by bringing a lost love back and how she was finely found.A great little mystery, with a ol Dogs and long lost loveA cute Christmas story about love generosity and the human heart. HowA magical time of year brings family's and even strangers close with a littlekindness and love. How animals bring out the best in people and how peoplelearn how to love again when they bring one into their homes and hearts. How these incridable animals can change their lives. That s How one little abandoned dog did by bringing a lost love back and how she was finely found.A great little mystery, with a old fashion Christmas miracle. Read it today, you'll be glad you did, what a way to start your Christmas off on the right paw.
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series, the town and the characters in it are so real. I feel like I'm catching up with old friends everytime I get to read another story. In this story Christmas is coming, Jill and friends are helping the local animal shelter. When Jill becomes attached to a little dog called Baby she finds out how he ended up in the shelter, and that leaves to another mystery. I have a soft spot in my heart for animals and especially the ones that don't have loving homes, this story brought a tear I love this series, the town and the characters in it are so real. I feel like I'm catching up with old friends everytime I get to read another story. In this story Christmas is coming, Jill and friends are helping the local animal shelter. When Jill becomes attached to a little dog called Baby she finds out how he ended up in the shelter, and that leaves to another mystery. I have a soft spot in my heart for animals and especially the ones that don't have loving homes, this story brought a tear to my eye. Thank you to Netgalley and Lyrical press for a copy of this story to read and review.
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  • Nancy Baker
    January 1, 1970
    A touching novella that will put you in the holiday spirit. When Jill Gardener is volunteering at a local pet shelter giving dogs a bath she discovers a key in a dogs collar. This dog had belonged to an unknown homeless man who had died on the beach. The question now becomes what does the key belong to and will it help determine the man's identity?This story is part of A Tourist Trap Mystery series but it could easily be read as a stand alone. Thanks to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exc A touching novella that will put you in the holiday spirit. When Jill Gardener is volunteering at a local pet shelter giving dogs a bath she discovers a key in a dogs collar. This dog had belonged to an unknown homeless man who had died on the beach. The question now becomes what does the key belong to and will it help determine the man's identity?This story is part of A Tourist Trap Mystery series but it could easily be read as a stand alone. Thanks to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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  • Miss W Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Santa puppy is a wonderful Christmas novella in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series. This book is such a gem to read and will put you in just the right mood for the holidays! This story finds Jill and her South Cove crew volunteering at an animal shelter helping groom dogs and cats for an upcoming adoption event. A terrier mix, Baby, catches Jill’s eyes, but something in Baby's past is tied to a recent death. This is another wonderful Cozy Mystery in the Tourist Trap Series. This is a Novella so its Santa puppy is a wonderful Christmas novella in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series. This book is such a gem to read and will put you in just the right mood for the holidays! This story finds Jill and her South Cove crew volunteering at an animal shelter helping groom dogs and cats for an upcoming adoption event. A terrier mix, Baby, catches Jill’s eyes, but something in Baby's past is tied to a recent death. This is another wonderful Cozy Mystery in the Tourist Trap Series. This is a Novella so its a quick, heartwarming read.
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  • Jacque
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy is a quick, short read guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas. Jill and her friends are helping an animal shelter put on an adoption event. Jill is feeling a bit like Scrooge, but is trying to get in the holiday spirit. One of the stray dogs had belonged to an elderly homeless man who had recently died. Jill investigates and learns the sad story of the man’s lost love. Mysterious appearances by Santa and the company of friends help Jill remember the warmth of the holiday. Be Santa Puppy is a quick, short read guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas. Jill and her friends are helping an animal shelter put on an adoption event. Jill is feeling a bit like Scrooge, but is trying to get in the holiday spirit. One of the stray dogs had belonged to an elderly homeless man who had recently died. Jill investigates and learns the sad story of the man’s lost love. Mysterious appearances by Santa and the company of friends help Jill remember the warmth of the holiday. Be ready to want Christmas cookies and carols after reading this story!
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  • Marsha
    January 1, 1970
    Santa Puppy is a sweet novella by Lynn Cahoon. It is a great addition to the Tourist Trap Mystery series.It is a heartwarming story perfect for the holiday season with a little romance, a little mystery, and a touch of sadness. It hits all the bases for real life. Santa Puppy is an easy read. When I started reading it, I did not want to put it down. The characters and setting are great and though it is part of the Tourist Trap series, it can be a stand alone. Great novella for animal lovers.I wa Santa Puppy is a sweet novella by Lynn Cahoon. It is a great addition to the Tourist Trap Mystery series.It is a heartwarming story perfect for the holiday season with a little romance, a little mystery, and a touch of sadness. It hits all the bases for real life. Santa Puppy is an easy read. When I started reading it, I did not want to put it down. The characters and setting are great and though it is part of the Tourist Trap series, it can be a stand alone. Great novella for animal lovers.I was given an ARC by Netgalley and Kensington for an honest review.
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