I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the moving and heartwarming Saying Goodbye to Tuesday by Chrissie Manby. Thank you to Jenny Platt and Hodder & Stoughton for giving me the opportunity to read and review this gorgeous book.
About the book:
Stupendo the dog has died. But that’s just the beginning of his story.
To love and protect. The code of the good dog is clear. When single mother Tuesday took on mongrel pup Stupendo, she made a friend for life. Through the best and the worst of times, Stupendo has been there for her. Ever faithful, ever loyal, ever true. Nothing could break their bond. Until last week.
Stupendo doesn’t know why Tuesday is suddenly ignoring him or why his doggy antics no longer seem to soothe Baby William. It takes his worst enemy – the cat next door – to break the news that Stupendo has become a ghost.
Somehow left behind on Earth, Stupendo knows he has unfinished business. Enlisting the help of the community of animals in the neighbourhood, Stupendo must get to the bottom of the very human sadness that hangs over his old home and keeps him from saying goodbye to Tuesday.
About the author:
Chrissie Manby is the author of seventeen romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her recent novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on http://www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can’t walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website http://www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
Saying Goodbye to Tuesday by Chrissie Manby is a wam and original story that will touch the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.
Beautifully written and heartwarming, it tells the story of Stupendo who has been there for single mother Tuesday through thick and thin. But last week everything changed and now Stupendo can’t understand why Tuesday and Baby William are ignoring him.
But then his worst enemy, the cat next door, breaks the news to him that he has died and is now a ghost. So, with the help of the local animal community, Stupendo sets out to discover the reason why he’s finding it so hard to say goodbye to Tuesday.
I loved this book. Different to anything I’ve ever read before, I found myself swept up in a tsunami of emotion as the story gently unfolded before me. With gorgeous characterisation and a beautiful but heartwarming story that will tug at your heartstrings, there isn’t a thing not to love about Saying Goodbye to Tuesday.
A very human and life affirming tale that I know will stay with me for a long time to come, I was completely overcome with emotion as I turned the final page.
Chrissie Manby has written a beautiful and unique story that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. A pure delight from beginning to end.
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