The Christmas Cat

From Margaret Mezzacapo

Author:  Melody Carlson

Title:  The Christmas Cat

Garrison Brown’s grandmother has died, and he returns to her home to dispose of her estate – and her beloved pets as well. In the course of doing this, he meets a cute-as-a-button girl and a courtship ensues. Christmas magic pervades everything and there’s a happy ending – although it seemed sad that cats who had been loved and cared for were now regarded as burdens to be gotten rid of.

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A Dickens of a Cat and Other Stories of the Cats We Love

From Margaret Mezzacapo

A Dickens of a Cat and Other Stories of the Cats We Love by Callie Smith Grant

This book is a series of cute short stories about people and cats – how the cats needed people’s care, and how some of the cats saved their people. Easy reading, and appropriate to read to younger folk. One element bothered me, though—there are numerous references to cats having litters of kittens. Come on, people, spay or neuter your pets! Cute book, though.

Love saves the day : a novel

From  Margaret  Mezzacapo
Author:  Gwen Cooper
Title:   Love saves the day : a novel
Cooper is the author of Homer’s Odyssey, the true story of how she rescued a blind kitten named Homer who proved you don’t have to be “perfect” to love and be loved. Love Saves the Day shows us that people, too, don’t have to be “perfect.” Family relationships, as told through the eyes of a poor, rescued stray kitten, are things that we do not always see or recognize – but that doesn’t mean that they’re not there. It just means that it might take us a long time to appreciate them.  This is an enjoyable book, recommended for all.

The Cat

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Edeet Ravel
Title: The Cat
A single woman’s beloved only son is killed at age 11, leaving her with nothing but the boy’s beloved pet cat. She retreats from the world in her grief, emerging to try to rescue the boy’s father from a deplorable living situation. Does she do this to prove she can still care for and nurture someone, or does part of her wish to eventually reunite with her former partner? The one constant she can depend on is the cat, whom she first resents because caring for the cat means she has to stay alive. It’s an interesting story.

Murder past due

From Andrea Kalinowski
Author:  Miranda  James
Murder past due
I love books and cats and not necessarily in that order so when I discovered a new author who combines my two loves, I was in heaven. Miranda James has a “Cat in the Stacks mystery” series which features an archivist/public librarian named Charlie Harris who is accompanied almost everywhere by his Maine Coon cat, Diesel. Diesel warbles, chirps, meows and manages to communicate quite easily with his owner. Charlie solves the mystery while Diesel provides sympathy and/or emotional support to Charlie and others. So far there are four titles in the series and they are, as follows: Murder past due, Classified as Murder, File M for murder, and Out of circulation. I can’t wait for the next Cat in the stacks mystery to appear on my bedside table.

Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Patricia Barey
Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats
I’ve read a few books about Julia Child recently, and this book holds its own against the competition. Compared to Bob Spitz’s Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, you get the gist of the story with a lot less pages to wade through. Entertaining and interesting. Add a star if you’re a cat lover.

Emily the strange. Dark times

From Alex Teen Book Reviewer
Author:  Rob Reger
Emily the strange. Dark times 
Emily The Strange: Dark Times is a very good book. It is about Emily and her adventures. She is very wacky and crazy which I could definitely relate to, but is also kind and patient. She is home-schooled by her mom and has no friends. She also has about four cats. Emily has many inventions.She had used this black rock substance to help power her inventions but when she runs out, she is helpless. She tries to go back to the place where she located it but the source was gone.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery and adventure. When I was done reading it, I was disappointed because I wanted to know more but then I found out that it is the first book of a series.