Stray Magic

A Fairy Tale for Dog Lovers

Romance - Comedy
295 Pages
Reviewed on 01/10/2018
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Author Biography

Jackie Bouchard, a USA Today bestselling author, writes what she calls Fido-friendly fiction – humorous and heart-warming stories about people and the dogs that profoundly impact their lives. She spent a long time as a creative soul trapped in the body of a practical person. When she was bitten by the writing bug, she managed to leap free of the hamster wheel of corporate America, and now spends her days walking her dog, talking to her dog, and listening for the voices in her head that want their stories told. When the voices don’t talk to her, she can often be found staring into the refrigerator. After growing up in Southern California, Jackie moved to Bermuda, where she met her husband. Now back in San Diego, American Jackie, her Canadian hubby, and their Mexican rescue mutt form their own happy little United Nations. Her novels include "What the Dog Ate," "Rescue Me, Maybe," "House Trained," and "Stray Magic." And she promises that the dogs never die at the end.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

Cara’s life seemed to be in a shambles. She and Todd had just divorced, and soon her only child, 18-year-old Winnie, would be leaving to start her freshman year at UCLA. Although it was only a few hours away from Cara’s San Diego home, she knew she would miss her sweet daughter. While Cara found some enjoyment in her job at the Posh Pooch, a local store with pet food and other items, it was definitely not the job of her dreams. Llewellyn, her beloved Cardigan corgi, provided her with companionship and joy, while her longtime friend, Lena, pushed her to move forward in her life. In this romantic comedy, Stray Magic: A Fairy Tale for Dog Lovers, author Jackie Bouchard sprinkles some magic dust into Cara’s stagnant existence. The appearance of Cara’s fairy godfather, Vincent C. Puddlejumper, is both startling and exciting. Cara might not have believed it really happened until Winnie met him too. He promised that she could find her true love – but she had to believe.

Stray Magic: A Fairy Tale for Dog Lovers is simply delicious and charming. While there are numerous references that perhaps only authentic dog lovers will appreciate, the reader does not have to be a dog lover to enjoy this magical tale. The author is a highly skilled writer and the plot moves swiftly along. Each character is well described, and it is easy to understand the unique personality of each one. Jackie Bouchard has presented a beautiful and fascinating novel in Stray Magic, filled with realistic people, four-legged, furry friends, and otherworldly magical guests who have their own personal issues. What a fun and enchanting read!