True confessions: I am not a pet person. I did enjoy having dogs growing up, and I tolerated the cats. But all of our pets were outdoors and pretty much stayed out of the way. The same is true of that cat that we inherited when we moved out to our acreage two years ago. Trying to guess where Waldo the cat is going to be entertains all of us.
Because I am not exactly an animal person, Heather Gilbert’s exotic pet series did not make it to the top of my #toberead pile. Yet when I noticed that the first book was available on NetGalley, I decided to request to read it. Three books later, I have read the whole series on NetGalley. I thought that it might be a trilogy, but I was rather excited when the end of book three alluded to another title in the series! I will update this post with the new book link if this next book happens!
What I like about the Belinda Blake character is that she seems relatable. Some of her curiosity gets the best of her. She struggles with some of her relationships. And she definitely finds herself in predicaments. Although exotic pets contribute to the storyline, they do not dominate the dialogue or the action. I highly recommend reading the books in order. I do not want to tell too many more details, or I might end up spoiling the stories. One other thing I can mention is the fact that I do like the New England city and small town settings.
Note: While Heather Day Gilbert has written Christian fiction in the past, the mainstream market is her target goal for this series. That being said: the books are clean and still worth reading. All the below links are affiliate ones. A big thank you to NetGalley and Lyrical Press for allowing me to preview these books.