Review: And the Beagle Makes Three by Geoffrey Knight


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Vibrant Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

And the Beagle Makes Three is my first Geoffrey Knight read, and it turned out to be quite a surprising one. This tale about a widower and single father named Stuart Summerfield and his eight-year-old son, Atticus, was both moving and entertaining. It's been eleven months since Stu lost his wife Claire, and while life has gone on for them, with the boy finding solace in the company of his beloved beagle named Digby, it takes a call from Atty's school to have Stu wonder just how okay his son is doing. Maybe a visit to his sister-in-law and her family will do the trick, even if Stu isn't exactly all that enthused at the prospect. Atty is his top priority, after all. But will the reception and surprises leave this father and son feeling hopeless or hopeful for life moving forward?

This is the kind of read that you can get through and enjoy in about an hour's time, and while it was easy to figure out what the twist was going to be, I still found myself fully engaged. Stu and Atty are an interesting father and son duo, one that made me smile while also making my heart squeeze in empathy with everything that they've had to go through in the nearly one year since life changed permanently for both of them. Kudos goes to Mrs. Duckworth, Stu's very involved personal assistant, for the comic relief. While And the Beagle Makes Three isn't an outright romance, it is very much a story about the love between a father and his son and that of a boy and his dog. It's also a gentle reminder that life not only moves on but can flourish yet again. 4.5 stars. ♥

Release Date: 12 April 2018

Date Read: 12 April 2018

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