Book Review - It's Just A Dog - Russ Ryan

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Anyone who has ever visited my FaceBook Fan page knows that I love animals--all animals. I saw a review of this book and knew I had to read it. So I bought it! This book pulled at my heartstrings-it made me laugh and it made me cry. If any of my furbabies (or feather baby) ever came back to visit me from over the rainbow and started messing with my life and talking to me--well I can guarantee that just like when they were alive--they would still rule the roost!! Of course my current cat might not be too thrilled but she would just have to get used to it!

For any of you who has ever had a beloved animal this book is a must read! I purchased a paperback edition but I think the e-book edition is .99 right now-but who knows how long that will last-so go get it now!!

About the Book: (from the back cover)

What if your dog died and then came back as a ghost...that could talk? Would you welcome him back with open arms or run away scared to death?

This is the premise of IT'S JUST A DOG, a new novel about love, loss, and one man's dog who rises up yapping from the grave as a talking dog.

Charlie Keefe is not just your typical dog lover -- he's a world famous dog painter, a.k.a. "The Picasso of Pooch Portraits". Unfortunately, Charlie's beloved muse, Pete, his lovable Jack Russell terrier, has just died. And he's totally devastated by the loss of his furry best friend.

So, after months of grieving over his dearly departed soulmate and wondering if he ever made it to The Rainbow Bridge, Charlie reluctantly agrees to foster a new puppy -- a cute Cavalier King Charles named Brownie from the local animal shelter. Soon after, Charlie is surprised to find himself falling head over heels with this new puppy girl, his 'Rebound Dog', as he calls her -- as well as being romantically attracted to Janelle Jordan, the head hound at the dog rescue.

But then complications arise when the ghost of his old dog, Pete, mysteriously reappears one night and comes back to haunt him and the new puppy -- setting off a bizarre chain of events that throw Charlie's life, career, and entire belief system into chaos!

If you've enjoyed such classic dog books as Old Yeller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Marley and Me, and A Dog's Purpose, then you are bound to find a place in your heart for IT'S JUST A DOG.

It's Just A Dog is not just for dogs. It's for anyone who has ever lost a pet -- and learned to love again. If you're a feel-good fan of dog books, make It's Just A Dog your special treat!

Book Trailer:

This book can be purchased at Amazon

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Aside from being a dog lover and a dog widower, Russ Ryan has written screenplays with the Hollywood producers of AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, and FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN. He was also a writer on a really bad teen comedy film, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S REPLI-KATE, starring Eugene Levy. IT'S JUST A DOG is his first novel.

In addition, he is the creator of, a vintage movie poster blog that focuses on the greatest movie poster artists and illustrators from the 1940s-1980s to present day.

Visit the authors website!!

I purchased this book with my own funds. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.


Frugal Mom and Wife said...

I just love a good read. Especially one about overcoming sorrow. Thank you for sharing!

Kristyn said...

this sounds like a great read!

lanie craig said...

sounds like a great story .We love our four legged babies.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh wow what an amazing sounding book - I think I will have to get hold of it thought I can see it making me sob a lot! x

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a great book - I love books about animals and their special place in our hearts. I might just go and pick this one up (but in paperback, because I just can't get used to ereaders...yet)!

Kristy Figueroa said...

Sounds like a great book. This looks like a great Christmas gift for the animal lover in our lives too!

Michele D said...

Sounds like a wonderful book to read. I should pick this up for my sister. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Williams said...

I read this a while back and being a dog lover, I loved this book. I was actually going to read it again next week because it was that good.

becca said...

sounds good you do pick great books

Tingting R. said...

I have not read any book related to dogs yet, particularly novels. But hey, I would to try it one day.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Dogs are amazing and great to have around. I'd love to read this.

Adin B said...

Awe! I miss our dogs that is for sure. Our last one died after the Christmas and we sure miss her dearly. I don't know what I would do if one of those two dogs we had would come back as a ghost. I just hope they won't be bad ones. hahaha.. Sounds like an exciting book to read. I love animals too. :)

Journeys of The Zoo said...

All three of my pets are starting to age (2 dogs, 1 cat) and I shudder to think about losing them. I love the idea of this book and will hold it in my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

LaVonne Long said...

I love dogs! We lost our dog to cancer and it was devastating. Thanks for sharing your review.

Catherine L. said...

Sounds like a great read for dog lovers. It would creep me out if any of my dogs came back. I wouldn't be scared, but I would hope they would be good ghost dogs.

jheylo said...

sounds like a fun book indeed :) especially for those pet lovers.

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