A warm fuzzy brings warm fuzzies for the holidays.
Roger by Sjd Peterson
Texas native Colt Burrow isn’t happy about his third cold, lonely Christmas in frozen Michigan. But when fate sends him a gift in the form of an abandoned puppy, he can’t keep his heart from melting. With the puppy’s companionship, he doesn’t feel so isolated anymore, and the holidays don’t seem as bleak. He even finds enough Christmas spirit to take Roger tree shopping. But just when Colt’s starting to hope Roger’s owner doesn’t show up… he does, and Colt doesn’t want to say goodbye.
Will Roger end up being Colt’s Christmas heartbreak… or his Christmas miracle?
Okay, am I the only one who didn’t know that Sjd Peterson, author of some heart wrenching stories, had a soft, sweet side too? Maybe we’re not supposed to know, but I’m about to bust that secret wide open!
So, we have Colt Burrow, who is traversing the winter wastelands of Michigan. He’s far from his warm Texas home, and feeling the pangs of sadness that go along with it. New job, new life, old frustrations. Until an abandoned puppy pops up on his path. When he was younger, Colt had a dog, and his loss affected Colt deeply. He swears he’s not going to get attached to the dog, who has the very odd name of Roger, according to his tag. Of course, those of us with furry friends know it’s impossible to keep them from worming their way into your heart. And that’s exactly what happens. Roger is an amazing dog, though he does have a very peculiar habit (sorry, no spoilers). Before he knows it, Colt has fallen for the mutt.
Of course, this is when his owner shows up, leaving Colt devastated once more.
Will Colt be able to bounce back from this new loss? And what of Roger? Is his owner a good person, with his best interests at heart? After all, Colt found Roger freezing in the harsh winter snows.
Is there more to the story than he suspects? And when he finds out the answers, what will that mean for Colt and Roger?
This story was so freaking sweet. I absolutely adored Roger (and if you haven’t seen pictures of Sjd’s pup, you’re missing out, because there’s a striking resemblance here.) If you want a holiday story with a bit of sugar and a hint of spice, this book will be right up your alley.