Review of Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days Of Summer

Gone To The Dogs, Book #2

Kathleen Y’Barbo

5 Stars


Mishaps Abound as Second Chance Ranch Struggles to Get Its Start

Grab a lap dog to cuddle and relax into a fun small-town mystery as a new dog rescue project turns into a three-ring circus of calamities in book 2 of the Gone to the Dogs series.

Trina Potter, Nashville country music star, buys a ranch near her hometown in Brenham, Texas, to help her niece open a rescue facility for dogs. Her presence in town stirs up some old high school rivalries—and romance. Finding property to buy is a challenge, convincing her mother to move there with her is daunting, and navigating a string of strange accidents is perplexing. Sometimes Trina feels like she’s purchased her own three ring circus instead of a beautiful piece of land. But her first priority will be figuring out who wants Second Chance Ranch shut down before they even have the grand opening.

More in the Gone to the Dogs Series:

Book 1 – Off the Chain by Janice Thompson

Book 2 – Dog Days of Summer by Kathleen Y’Barbo

Book 3 – Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Janice Thompson  (Amazon)


Trina is a country star that lives in Nashville.  But she has family in Brenham, Texas.  Her mother lives there and so does her niece.  Her niece is involved in dog rescue and Trina wants to help her.  When a pipe bomb is found near the animals, Trina decides she is going to find out who is responsible.  She also wants to help her mother and be sure that she is safe.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions  pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  There was a lot of action taking and it kept me engaged throughout the book.  The mystery was well plotted and it kept me guessing. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted book.  It has a good story, a good mystery and there are adorable animals.What’s not to like? 

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Barbour Publishing, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.