Kit Kat & Lucy

DuPont, Lonnie Hull. Kit Kat & Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl’s World. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
As a memoir of the changes in her life brought on by two cats, Kit Kat and Lucy, author Lonnie Hull DuPont recounts the pieces of her life shaped by cats. Full of humor, compassion, poignancy and memories, Kit Kat & Lucy take the author (and readers) on a heartwarming journey. As an author of several animal stories, she still shares her home and heart with cats.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
I was originally drawn to this book by the title and cover which includes two very handsome kitties. Perhaps expecting something a bit different, I did struggle just a little with the mixed, short stories forming the overall larger story. Though well written, in places I had trouble connecting the tales, which in turn caused some dissonance for me. Liking the healing and helping nature of the cats for the author; however, I did appreciate her willingness to share her story.

RATING:
3.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Kit Kat & Lucy from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

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The Christmas Cat

Carlson, Melody. The Christmas Cat. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
catGarrison Brown, insanely allergic to cats, must find suitable homes for his recently deceased Grandmother’s six (yes, six) cats. With initial interviews, home visits and follow-up appointments necessary, Garrison wonders if he will ever place all the kitties. With a surprise “insurance” check included when each cat is settled into a loving home, Garrison soon finds himself attached to the Maine Coon, Harry. And could it be? His new neighbor, Cara, may be just the perfect home for Harry…what would Gram think?

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having read each of Melody Carlson’s Christmas novels each year, it has almost become a tradition to anticipate the next one. With a few cats myself as well as a mom with plenty of her own, I was excited to read The Christmas Cat. Truly an adorable, faith-filled, sweet Christmas story, I was not disappointed. Melody Carlson had me with the stunning cover and kept me reading to the end. Especially heart-warming was the dedication to Harry, the Maine Coon cat, who found the author in the middle of winter and worked his way into her heart…aaww! I look forward to next year’s Christmas book addition to my tradition!

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Christmas Cat from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

You’re the Cat’s Meow

Johnson, Julie. You’re the Cat’s Meow. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2013.

SUMMARY:
catsmeowAlong with describing different cat personalities (friendly, sweet, elegant, companion), Julie Johnson adds charming pictures of cats in all shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. Partnered with classic quotes and thoughts, each page of verse and pictures lend to an absolutely adorable book. Perfect for cat lovers everywhere, this book is set up as a gift book including a presenter page.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
A delightful book which celebrates cat friendships, I truly enjoyed it. Perhaps being a cat lover myself, I could relate to the verses, pictures and pure enjoyment filling the pages. Having recently reviewed Julie Johnson’s other book, A Friendship to Bark About, I was excited to see if this book was just as captivating…and it definitely is!! A wonderful reminder why cats rule, perfect as a memorial, ideal for a new cat-parent, or even as a tool for teaching animal kindness, You’re the Cat’s Meow will not disappoint.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of You’re the Cat’s Meow from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*