Wednesday, January 15, 2020

St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin

Good morning, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Annie England Noblin's latest, St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets.

Mae's life is a mess. After finding out that the newspaper she works for is shutting down, immediately, she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her—thanks to the local news! And as if that weren't bad enough, she's mugged leaving work. Broke, humiliated, and with no job prospects to think of, she's got no choice but to move back into her parents' home. 

And then she finds out that her mother has died. Her birth mom, that is. A woman she never knew. A woman who never made any attempt to find or know her. And now she's dead. Not just that, but she's left Mae all of her worldly possessions. 

Mae has no idea how to handle any of it. And that's before she starts spending time in the woman's house with the woman's friends. Before she starts to realize that her birth mother had a secret not even her own best friend was privy to.

Annie England Noblin's latest is a heart breaking story wrapped up in shiny, humorous wrapping paper.

And it's true. There's lots of levity to St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets. But there's a lot of sad stuff too. Not least of which is the fact that Mae's birth mother dies before she can get to know her—and I should note that a teenaged Mae did want that.

It's an easy read, though. I liked Mae and sympathized with her, which made it really easy to sink into her story. And I wanted to know what was going on in Timber Creek!

St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets is a sweet story and a pretty light read, in spite of some heavy material.

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Annie England Noblin and her work you can visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Purchase Links: HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I enjoyed this one so much! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours