The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge: A Novel

The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge: A Novel

by Jim Kraus


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A light-hearted love story about a young couple brought together by a four-legged bandit.
When a stray dog helps himself to a bone from a display in the supermarket, he doesn't know his actions will brand him a criminal and spark a romance between two humans. Stewart Coolidge works as a bag boy at the store, and his outraged boss offers a reward and demands Stewart catch the thieving animal. He fails at that, but now he finally has the perfect excuse to talk to his cute neighbor, Lisa.

Lisa has always dreamed of being a journalist and asks Stewart if she can interview him for the local paper. As she gets to know Stewart, she likes him more and more, and she's delighted to learn he shares her Christian faith. Stewart can't bring himself to tell her she's mistaken, that he's not religious at all. And that's not Stewart's only deception. When the dog shows up on the doorstep of their building, Stewart decides to harbor the furry fugitive. But this is no ordinary dog, he has a divine sense of how things should be—and recognizing how much Stewart needs Lisa, he decides to do all he can to bring them together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455562541
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 372,519
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

JIM KRAUS is a longtime writer and editor who has authored or co-authored more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction. Jim and his wife, novelist Terri Kraus, and one son, live in the Chicago area with a sweet miniature schnauzer and an ill-tempered Siberian cat.

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The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Stewart is a college graduate working as a bag boy at a grocery story. Hubert is a stray dog that has perfect timing when it comes to snagging bones from the same grocery story. Stewart is giving the task of finding Hubert and is surprised when he appears at his apartment. Stewart decides to keep Hubert in hiding but also uses him to chat with his downstairs neighbor Lisa. Lisa is a college graduate that makes lattes and dreams of being a journalist. Thankfully there is Hubert to bring the two of them together through many challenges and adventures. This is the first book of Jim Kraus that I have read. I admit that I picked it up because I’m a big animal fan and I wasn’t disappointed. I come to love all three characters as Stewart and Lisa begin a romance and work through many things like Stewart’s lack of religious beliefs and Hubert’s past treatments. This is one of those great books that you will laugh at but in the end not want the story to end. It is truly a heartwarming story. I’m so glad that I read this book. Now I’m going to check out the other books by Jim Kraus. I heard that The Cat That God Sent is good and being a crazy cat lady that is the next one I’m looking into. I received The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Jim Kraus spins a yarn that I found charming and humorous! I had read the author's book entitled "The Cat That God Sent" several months ago, and found his writing to be very entertaining! I'm a cat person, but with my admiration for the author's writing I broke down and decided to read a story about a very special dog. I certainly was not disappointed! In fact, I intend to add more Jim Kraus books to my collection. Very special characters come to life through the entertaining capers depicted in this very amusing book. Two young people with less than satisfactory careers are drawn together by a mischievous stray dog who earns the title, Hubert. A budding romance develops, with Hubert the common denominator. Hubert is a naughty dog, but his humans love him enough to keep his existence concealed in order to protect him. There is much diversity and hilarity described throughout the development of this story, with some pretty quirky characters and some not-so-nice characters to stir up the mix. Many redeeming factors evolve in this comical story of a developing relationship between individuals with questionable differences in lifestyles. Ultimately faith and forgiveness prevail. This refreshing story is endearing, charming and a delightful experience! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All expressed opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.