Welcome to my stop on the The Wonder of Lost Causes blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!
Dr. Kate Blunt is the single mom of Jasper. Her son has cystic fibrosis, and more than anything, he wants a dog. She tells him no because she has her hands full with his daily care.
Did I mention Kate is a veterinarian? She runs a shelter in Cape Cod, where her passion is finding homes for every dog in need.
Whistler arrives to the shelter one day, and he’s a mess. His scars make him unattractive to potential adopters, as does his age. Jasper doesn’t see Whistler’s scars, and they quickly bond.
The two communicate without saying a word. Whistler’s future is uncertain, and Jasper is trying his best to find him a home…
This is a heartwarming story perfect for any dog or animal lover. The author is a veterinarian, too, and clearly loves dogs as much as we all do. Nick Trout’s smooth writing style and these lovable characters made this book so easy to read.
The Wonder of Lost Causes is about one’s love for animals, animals as family, and finding joy during the hard times. I loved hearing from both Jasper and Kate as narrators. This is a beauty of a book, like a hug in book-form, and I highly recommend it!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
• Hardcover: 464 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (April 30, 2019)
In this unforgettable novel, perfect for fans of An Unexpected Grace and A Dog’s Way Home, a single mom and her chronically ill child receive a valuable lesson from an unlikely source—a very special dog who unexpectedly enters their lives and shows them that one person’s lost cause can be another’s greatest gift . . .
Dr. Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper. Well, almost anything. Since Jasper has the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis, Kate’s always told him he couldn’t get a dog. It’s a tough call, but she’s a single mom taking care of a kid who fights for every breath he takes. The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough. Worse still, Kate’s personal resolve runs contrary to her work as the veterinarian in charge of a Cape Cod animal shelter, where she is on a mission to find forever homes for dogs in desperate need.
The scarred, mistreated wreck of a dog that turns up doesn’t stand a chance. Named Whistler, he’s too old, too ugly. But the dog forms an instantaneous bond with Jasper. Whistler never makes a sound, yet he speaks to Jasper in a myriad of mysterious ways. The clock’s ticking, the dog’s future hangs in the balance, and Jasper would do anything to find him a home; but Whistler has chosen them—for a reason.
About Nick Trout
Dr. Nick Trout works full-time as a staff surgeon at the prestigious Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. He is the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestseller Tell Me Where It Hurts, and his writing has been translated into sixteen different languages. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kathy; their daughter, Emily; their adopted labradoodle, Thai; and Emily’s service dog, a black Labrador named Bella.
Find out more about him at his website.