Friday, February 28, 2014

Febuary ARC

In Mid January Darcy challenged us in the ARC Facebook group to find a book we have read before that we loved, and reread it. Well all the books I have read and loved are now gone to used book stores or friends. So it was off to find one from Media On Demand (online library for E-books). But First I went to look through the books I have read shelf to get an idea what to reread and to see is the Media on Demand had the book. After a couple of tries I settled on A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson. The 1st in the Melanie Travis Mystery series.

The series starts with Melanie is a single mom of 4 year old Davey. She was married but now divorced. She got a call from her brother, Frank that their Uncle Max had died. Uncle Max  and his Widow, Aunt Peg own and show Standard Poodles in the dog show circuit. Besides Uncle Max died of is to believe to be a heart attack One of the poodles are missing, one of Aunt Pegs favorites, Beau. Aunt Peg asks Melanie to find the dog. Along the way we meet another standard poodle breeder Sam Driver. and other groomers/handlers characters in the series.

What I love about this series is learning about the Standard Poodle breed and the dog show circuit. I learned a ton. the main characters are great. Not one that I do not like. 

There are 16 books in the series. Laurien did take a break from this series after book 15(I  was said when I found that out) but last year I learned she deiced to pick up where the series left off.

The art work is a journal page done in my small Dylusions journal. I had sprayed every other 2 page spreads with Dylusions sprays.  The corners I used a Dylusion stamp. I stamped 3 poodles from Viva Las VegaStamps! The stands are scraps of scrapbook papers I had laying around. I wrote the title on another piece of scrap paper and cut and glued on the page.

The book I will be reading for March is "Shoulda Been There" By Jude Southerland Kessler


Prudence said...

A very serious world indeed! Loved your layered journal page and thank you for you I depth review!
Standard poodles have a rich history indeed. xoDebi

abby j said...

That WOULD be interesting...I love poodles and would love to learn more about the dog competition world. Great review and very appealing art. I like that you used scraps in your piece! Very effective reflection of the book!