In SIT! STAY! SPEAK!, Addie has lost the man she's supposed to marry. So
aunt leaves her a house in Eunice, Addie decides the opportunity would allow
her to get away for a while. While wandering around the lake, she finds a
puppy, left to die. Addie takes the dog to the
vet; he is in bad shape. While waiting for the vet, Addie notices Jasper
standing nearby. Jasper is a lawyer, but has given up
must of his practice to run a farm after his father had a
Addie wonders why someone would do this to a puppy. Her
detective instincts kick in and she will do whatever is necessary to find out.
But as Addie and Jasper get closer, he tells her not to pursue her
As a dog lover, Annie England Noblin had me from the
beginning. She takes you into a sad story
about animal abuse. I have to say, parts of SIT! STAY! SPEAK! made
me sick. One of the worse parts is dog fighting. Annie
England Noblin takes two characters from different back
grounds and makes it work.
I really enjoyed the love story of Addie and her dog Felix.
I had a dog (Max) that I had to put down because of illness.
Parts of SIT! STAY! SPEAK! brought tears to my eyes. I never
could understand why people would do this to an animal.
SIT! STAY! SPEAK! by Annie England Noblin is a must read for any animal
Echoing the novels of Mary Alice Monroe, Allie Larkin, and
Holly Robinson, this charming debut novel tells the
unforgettable story of a rescue dog that helps a struggling
young outsider make peace with the past.
Addie Andrews is living a life interrupted. Tragedy sent
her fleeing from Chicago to the shelter of an unexpected
inheritanceâ€”her beloved auntâ€™s somewhat dilapidated home in
Eunice, Arkansas, population very tiny. There she
reconnects with some of her most cherished childhood
memories. If only they didnâ€™t make her feel so much!
People say nothing happens in small towns, but Addie quickly
learns better. Sheâ€™s got an elderly next door neighbor who
perplexingly dances outside in his underwear, a house
needing more work than she has money, a best friend whose
son uncannily predicts the weather, and a local drug dealer
holding a massive grudge against her.
Most surprising of all, sheâ€™s got a dog. But not any dog,
but a bedraggled puppy she discovered abandoned, lost, and
in desperate need of love. Kind of like Addie herself. Sheâ€™d
come to Eunice hoping to hide from the world, but soon she
discovers that perhaps sheâ€™s finding the way backâ€”to living,
laughing, and loving once more.