Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink + Giveaway

Title:  Fetching Sweetness
Series: Love Unleashed Collection, Book 2
Author: Dana Mentink
Publisher:  Harvest House Publishers
Release Date:  July 5, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Standing between Stephanie and her dream is one hundred pounds of lovable trouble.

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings---a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog . . . thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it's a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.

Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink is the second of her Love Unleashed collection, but it's a standalone novel. Like the first one, Sit, Stay, Love, it oozes with sweetness of the dog and the main characters. Rhett and Stephanie meets early on in the story, and together with "Sweetness" encounters many fun and funny events, bringing laughter to you, as the reader. I especially enjoyed the different levels of development Rhett and Stephanie have by the end of the story. Hard topics as loss and guilt were the main thread, yet, Dana happens to instill a light atmosphere, allowing readers to take away the message without the heaviness.

Every time I read one of Dana's Love Unleashed novels, I want to go right out and get a dog.  Dogs are not idealized in Dana's novels, but instead written as 'trouble.' Yet, along with the trouble, comes the love and the passion - definitely a case of the benefits outweigh the strife.

So I suggest you to follow in "Sweetness'" paw-steps and dash right out to the bookstore, and grab yourself a copy of Fetching Sweetness. And while you're out, and if you have not read Sit, Stay, Love, grab that one too. You'll thank me.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher 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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Celebrate the release of Fetching Sweetness with Dana by entering to win the 
Sweetness Unleashed Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 24. The winner will be announced August 25 on Dana's blog.

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  1. I have been wanting to read this story. :-)

  2. I think her covers are so funny and eye-catching!

  3. This was a great book! I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Thanks for recommending Sit, Stay, Love as well. I haven't read it, but might need to check it out.


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