Sit Stay Love + Giveaway

"There's just something about Tippy!"

Title:  Sit Stay Love
Series: Love Unleashed
Author: Dana Mentink
Publisher:  Harvest House Publishers
Release Date:  April 1, 2016
Genre: Light-hearted Inspirational Romance


Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you're ready for a lesson in love . . . Tippy style.

Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting service.

Gina isn't thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can't abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.

As Gina travels through Cal's world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too . . .

Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together.



"...when God gives you a friend, you hang on to them."(177)

Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink is one ADORABLE novel. It's sweet with the right notes of humor, emotions, romance and even a little mystery.

Inherited Tippy, his mother's dog, Cal just doesn't know what to do! As a professional baseball player, he just doesn't have time for a dog, or does he? In comes Gina, who LOVES dogs as his part-time dog sitter. Chaos ensues, but always a good laugh when it comes down to Tippy. Grace and forgiveness are themes throughout, and what's endearing is how Tippy seems to bring everyone together!

Being a baseball fan myself, I just love how games and the camaraderie of teammates were part of the plot.  Several characters will jump out at you besides Gina, Cal and of course, Tippy. I've been hesitant about getting a dog, and after reading Sit Stay Love, let's just say it pushed it to a favorable vote. Now just have to figure out what kind of dog to get. What do you think?

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity Tours for an honest review.   All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.





Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.

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Join Dana in celebrating the release of Sit, Stay, Love with a blog tour and a Travels with Tippy prize pack giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Sit, Stay, Love
  • A basket filled with Tippy-themed goodies
    • Travel-themed decorator box
    • Reading dog statue
    • Dog journal
    • Poems for Dog Lovers
    • Snuggle Paws fleece blanket from Animal Rescue Site
    • Pawprint scarf
    • Doxie desk pen
    • Pupmobile auto magnet

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on April 25th. The winner will be announced April 26th on Dana's blog.

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  1. I'm a cat person and not particularly fond of baseball, but that doesn't matter because this is a wonderful story - and I'm only halfway through!

  2. Carole, I know what you mean. I don't think it matters what kind of pet person we are, we can't help enjoying this one! =)

  3. I'm dog person myself have pit bull dog he just big baby who think he is human. His name is Plugly. Thank you for this opportunity.


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